VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2012) - The Canadian Bar Association B.C. Branch (CBABC) will host the annual A Day for Legal Aid event on September 26th at the University of Victoria, featuring a panel discussion on the importance of legal aid in British Columbia. This event marks the continuation of CBABC's We Need Legal Aid campaign, launched in October 2011, which seeks to raise awareness about the economic and social effects of cuts to funding for legal aid in B.C. The event will be livestreamed to Thompson Rivers University and will be available to the public. Viewers will be invited to send questions via Twitter to @WeNeedLegalAid or with the hashtag #WNLA.
Media are invited to attend the event. Refreshments will be provided.
- Panel at University of Victoria, Fraser Building Room 158.
- Livestream event at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Room IB 1020.
- Livestream link will be available at http://weneedlegalaid.com
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2012. 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Who: Panellists include Hon. Judge Susan Wishart, Carmen Rogers, Richard Schwartz, Kasari Govender, and Trish Kumpf. CBABC President Kerry Simons will moderate.
The Canadian Bar Association is the professional organization representing more than 38,000 lawyers, judges and law students in Canada, including 6,700 members in British Columbia.