In the midst of calls for increased funding for the legal aid in BC, the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch issued a press release indicating its disappointment in the 2012 provincial budget.
“The CBABC acknowledges the government’s previous allocation of $2.1 million in funding for family law legal aid which is continued in this budget.” said Sharon Matthews, CBABC President. “However, this funding was provided to avoid further cuts to family law legal aid, and does not address the status quo crisis in legal aid.”
Matthews called for immediate funding to clear court backlogs. For more information on the legal aid situation in BC, visit www.WeNeedLegalAid.com.