THE ADVOCATE 717
VOL. 77 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
By Adam Simpkins*
CLEBC SUPPORTS AND ENDORSES THE ACCESS TO JUSTICE TRIPLE AIM
On June 12, 2019, CLEBC’s chief executive officer, Linda Russell, joined
Attorney General David Eby, Q.C., Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert
Bauman and the leaders of many of B.C.’s key justice organizations to sign
the Access to Justice Triple Aim, which will guide initiatives and reforms for
making family and civil justice more accessible to British Columbians.
CLEBC is dedicated to improving access to justice by providing high-quality,
accessible and comprehensive educational resources that help the legal profession
provide individuals and families in B.C. with the legal services they need.
To increase access to legal education, our organization provides bursaries and
discounts for anyone in the legal profession wanting to attend our programs.
This past May, we proudly collaborated with Access to Justice BC
(“A2JBC”) and four other organizations to present “An Evening with Gillian
Hadfield”, a leading expert on access to justice. This presentation on the
future of the legal profession was attended by more than 150 guests and
delivered via webinar throughout the province.
Teresa Sheward, CLEBC program lawyer, is involved in the A2JBC
Unbundling Working Group. This working group articulates its mandate as
exploring ways of “engaging law students, lawyers, law professors, and
other justice system stakeholders in a dialogue about other creative ways to
practice law that match legal services supply with the existing unmet
demand for legal services”. CLEBC is committed to being part of this dialogue
and bringing its unique perspective to educating on creative ways to
offer legal services in the future.
We look forward to working with the B.C. legal community to improve
access to justice for all British Columbians.
* Adam Simpkins is the marketing manager for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.