Rural Education and Access to Lawyers (REAL)
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The Rural Education and Access to Lawyers Initiative (REAL), is a coordinated set of programs that addresses the current and projected shortage of lawyers practicing in small communities and rural areas of British Columbia. This exciting initiative is delivered by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch and is made possible by funding from the Law Society of BC, the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch and the Law Foundation of BC.
The key components of REAL include:
- Funding for second year summer student placements in rural and small communities throughout British Columbia;
- Promotional support to assist with the marketing of regions to law students and new lawyers;
- Professional support from the Regional Legal Careers Officer for students who are interested in practicing in rural and small communities;
- Professional support from the CBABC Regional Legal Careers Officer to assist law firms and practitioners with the recruitment, hiring and retention of students and new lawyers in rural and small communities.
For information on how the REAL initiative can benefit you, please click on one of the links below:
In 2013 the REAL program placed students in the following locations:
- Prince George (2)
- Duncan (2)
- Nanaimo (2)
The below map illustrates the areas where the REAL program has successfully placed students since it's inception.
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For further information regarding the REAL Initiative contact email@example.com.