The CBABC announced several volunteer opportunities available for members and other lawyers. The Justice Education Society of British Columbia, Immigrant PLEI Consortium Family Law and Domestic Violence Media Campaign, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Family Law Workshop in Mandarin or Cantonese, and “Contact with the Justice System” for the People’s Law School are all seeking assistance from volunteer lawyers.
- Justice Education Society of British Columbia
There are currently volunteer positions available on the board of the Justice Education Society of BC (www.justiceeducation.ca).
The CBABC appoints one representative to the Board of the Society. The Society provides education programs and services about the justice system in Canada and British Columbia. The appointment is for a two-year term.
- Immigrant PLEI Consortium Family Law and Domestic Violence Media Campaign – Lower Mainland
The People’s Law School currently is seeking qualified volunteer speakers who specialize in the area of Family Law and Domestic Violence to speak about issues over the radio at community radio stations across the Lower Mainland. The interview range from 30 minutes to 1 hour with time to answer calls from the public. Qualified speakers who do not speak the radio-broadcasted language will have an interpreter.
As part of the Immigrant PLEI Consortium pilot project the media campaign delivers information about Family law to immigrant communities via radio and newsprint.
- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Family Law Workshop in Mandarin or Cantonese – Burnaby/Vancouver
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. currently seeks one Mandarin or Cantonese speaking volunteer lawyer to speak about Family Law at an upcoming workshop in Burnaby or Vancouver. The workshop is flexible to meet your time and schedule.
- “Contact with the Justice System” Volunteer Speaker – Langley
The People’s Law School seeks one lawyer to present criminal justice information to youth who have criminal records at a Community Skills Centre in Langley.
Youth with criminal records face barriers to employment and the Centre is focused on developing their employability skills and work experience. The Centre is under agreement with Service Canada to deliver a 15 week Customer Service Employability Skills Training program and the Centre identifies knowledge about the Justice System imperative for youth to learn and how it applies to their work experience.
For more information on these opportunities, including contact information, see the CBABC notice.