Legal Advocacy

Legal Advocacy Programs - Schedule 2018

ELIGIBITY TO ACCESS THE LEGAL ADVOCACY PRGRAM: For low-income women (including transwomen) in Vancouver, especially women in the Downtown Eastside, to obtain free legal assistance in a safe and confidential, women’s-only space.

The Legal Advocacy Program is closed on statutory holidays.
 

About the Legal Advocacy Program

The Legal Advocacy Program is for low-income women (inclusive of transwomen) in the Downtown Eastside to obtain free legal advocacy in a safe and confidential, women’s only space.
 
The program is managed by lawyer Amber Prince, who was called to the bar on May 1, 2015. Amber began at Atira as a summer student in 2005 and worked for nine years as Atira’s legal advocate, from 2006-2015. She earned her law degree from the University of British Columbia and her Master’s in Law at the University of Victoria.
 
The Legal Advocacy Program exists because of generous funding from the Law Foundation of BC, and the BC Gaming Commission. We are also grateful for the assistance of volunteers, students, and pro bono lawyers who provide invaluable assistance to the Program.
 

Contact
 
For general inquires at the Legal Advocacy Program and to book appointments:
 
T: 604 331 1407 ext 114
F: 604 688 1799
 
Amber Prince, Lawyer 
Legal Advocacy Program
 
T: 604 331 1407 ext 108
 
Kate Feeney
Barrister & Solicitor
 
T: 604 331 1407 ext 113 
 
Mailing Address:
 
Attention: Legal Advocacy Program
101 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC. V6A 1K7
Coast Salish Territory
 

Legal Services Provided through the Legal Advocacy Program
 
LEGAL ADVOCACY / ADVICE WITH AMBER P & DROP-IN ADVICE CLINIC 
 
WHO:   Provided by lawyers Amber Prince, Kate Feeney, Casey St. Germain & Haley Hrymak
WHERE:   101 E. Cordova St. (at Columbia St.), Vancouver. *** Except: Tuesday afternoons at Crabtree Corner, 533 E. Hastings St (between Princess / Jackson Av) ***
WHEN:     Mondays to Thursday (subject to availability / statutory holidays)
WHAT:   Women can obtain free legal advice in: Aboriginal law, Police Complaints, Ombudsperson Complaints, Privacy & Information, Crime Victim Assistance Program applications,basic Family Law issues, Ministry of Children & Families (MCFD), basic Criminal Law (incl. victims of crime), Human Rights, Animal law, Legal Aid applications, BC Income Assistance / Disability, Tenancy & Notary services. *** Ongoing assistance & representation at tribunals is available on a limited basis ***
HOW:   To book an appointment or find out about drop-in times call us at: 604.331.1407 x. 114 or email: volunteer_advocate@atira.bc.ca  
 
LEGAL CLINIC WITH KATE FEENEY
 
WHO:   Provided by lawyer Kate Feeney
WHERE:   101 E. Cordova St. (at Columbia St.), Vancouver
WHEN:     Every Thursday from 2-4pm (subject to availability / except statutory holidays)
WHAT:   Women can obtain free legal advice (up to 30 mins) in: BC Income Assistance / Disability, Tenancy Family law, MCFD, Human Rights, Administrative Law (e.g. Judicial Reviews) & Notary services. *** Kate also has some capacity to take legal aid cases, and other cases for a fee ***
HOW:   To book an appointment call us at: 604.331.1407 x. 114 or email: volunteer_advocate@atira.bc.ca
 
ACCESS PRO BONO CLINIC WITH VOLUNTEER LAWYERS
 
WHO:   Provided by volunteer lawyers through Access Pro Bono
WHERE:   101 E. Cordova St. (at Columbia St.), Vancouver
WHEN:     Most Thursdays, 2-4pm (subject to availability / except statutory holidays)
WHAT:   Women can obtain free summary advice (up to 30 mins) in: Civil law, Employment, Contracts, Family Law, Immigration, Human Rights, Privacy & Administrative Law. *** This legal clinic does not provide ongoing assistance or representation ***
HOW:   To book appointment, call us at: 604.331.1407 x. 114 or email: volunteer_advocate@atira.bc.ca
 
AMICI CURIAE COURT FORMS CLINIC
 
WHO:   Provided by paralegals (with a lawyer on site as needed)
WHERE:   101 E. Cordova St. (at Columbia St.), Vancouve
WHEN:     Every THIRD Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm (subject to availability)
WHAT:   Women can obtain free legal advice (up to 2 hours) with Supreme Court of BC Civil Court pleadings, Civil Court Forms relating to Employment, and Residential Tenancy matters, Supreme Court of BC Family Court Forms, Court of Appeal Family Law pleadings, organizing Appeal Books, and BC Human Rights Tribunal Forms. *** No representation provided ***
HOW:   To book appointment, call us at: 6004.331.1407 x. 114 or email: volunteer_advocate@atira.bc.ca
 

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