New Bursary Program
The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia has a goal of ensuring that all lawyers in the province have access to quality legal education. We have worked to make this goal a reality by providing the CLEBC courses in several formats – live, online conferences and video repeats – allowing lawyers in any location across the province to attend CLEBC courses. To better assist lawyers who wish to attend CLEBC programs but are under financial constraints, CLEBC is pleased to introduce its new bursary program.
Qualifying for financial assistance under the new CLEBC bursary program is easy. Applicants simply complete an application form in which the applicant declares that he or she is a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia and that he or she would not be able to attend a specific course without the assistance of the bursary. Applicants receive up to a 50 per cent discount on registration fees for up to three courses having a maximum duration of five days per calendar year. Applicants will also be required to deliver to CLEBC a completed survey form to provide feedback that will assist in making future refinements to its bursary program.
For more details, call CLEBC's customer service at 604-893-2121 or 1-800-663-0437, or visit CLEBC's website at www.cle.bc.ca.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
The Board of Governors of The Law Foundation of B.C. met on June 24, 2006. Chair Warren Wilson, QC is pleased to announce that funding totalling $1,917,352 has been approved for new projects:
Funding totalling $1,917,352 was approved for the following 32 project grants:
$75,000, ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Program
$75,000, BC COALITION TO ELIMINATE ABUSE OF SENIORS ON BEHALF OF THE BC ADULT ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION COLLABORATIVE, Prevention of Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults in B.C. Legal Project
$75,000, BC LAW INSTITUTE, Society Act Law Reform Project
$75,000, CANADIAN FORUM ON CIVIL JUSTICE, Supporting Civil Justice Reform Through Research
$75,000, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SOCIETY AND PRIESTLY LAW LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, FACULTY OF LAW, Legal Research Centre – Performance Support Project
$75,000, DZE L'KANT FRIENDSHIP CENTRE SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Project
$75,000, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, Mobilizing Legal Knowledge to Enhance First Nations Capacity to Participate in Decision-Making for Coastal Resources
$75,000, MPA – MOTIVATION, POWER AND ACHIEVEMENT SOCIETY, Mental Health Court Outreach Advocate
$75,000, SCOW INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICATING INFORMATION ON ABORIGINAL ISSUES, Legal Research and Education Project
$75,000, UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS, Specific Claims Research Workshops
$75,000, UNIVERSITY OF B.C., FACULTY OF LAW, Faculty of Law Strategic Planning
$75,000, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, FACULTY OF LAW, Law Centre Family Law Diagnostic Tool
$74,980, VANCOUVER AREA HUMAN RIGHTS COALITION SOCIETY, A Preventative Approach: Balancing Public Safety against Equal Access and Dignified Treatment
$71,000, PIVOT LEGAL SOCIETY, Child Protection, Legal Research, Legal Education and Law Reform Project
$71,000, SAULTEAU FIRST NATIONS, Aboriginal Law and Family Justice Advocate/Coordinator
$70,000, VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE, Central Healing House Project
$68,350, YWCA OF VANCOUVER, Legal Education for Women Pilot Project
$68,000, BC COURTHOUSE LIBRARY SOCIETY, Anonymisation of Family Law Judgments Project
$64,200, LAW COURTS EDUCATION SOCIETY, Dealing with Finances after Separation Legal Education Project
$60,000, WESTERN CANADA SOCIETY TO ACCESS JUSTICE, Youth Clinic Development Project
$58,000, SOCIAL PLANNING AND RESEARCH COUNCIL OF B.C., Community Engagement for Justice Reform: Collaboration on the New Response to Chronic Offenders
$50,000, SIERRA LEGAL DEFENCE FUND SOCIETY B.C., Endangered Species Legislation Project
$50,000, UNIVERSITY OF B.C., FACULTY OF LAW, Legal Education Access Project (Part 2)
$49,750, LAW COURTS EDUCATION SOCIETY, Courts of B.C.: An Introduction for British Columbians
$40,000, NORTHERN ROCKIES ABORIGINAL WOMEN SOCIETY, Fort Nelson Urban Aboriginal Legal Advocate
$40,000, TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy and Disabilities Training Program
$37,500, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF CANADA, B.C. DIVISION, Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program – Outreach and Communication Project
$37,000, POVNET SOCIETY ON BEHALF OF POVERTY LAW ADVOCACY NETWORK OF CANADA, National Consultation on Poverty Law in Canada
$29,072, BC CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION, BCCLA Racial Profiling Conference
$29,072, SALVATION ARMY PRO BONO PROGRAM, Website Update
$25,500, CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SOCIETY, Aboriginal Practice Points Online Project Update
$25,000, CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, Sustainable Development and the Law Conference
There were 47 applications for projects that were not funded.
Graduate Fellowships 2007/2008
VALUE: Up to four (4) Awards of $13,750 each (subject to change). CLOSING DATE: January 4, 2007.
FIELD OF STUDY/ ELIGIBILITY: Full time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Applicants must either be residents of British Columbia; graduates of a British Columbia law school; or members of the British Columbia Bar.
WHERE TENABLE: Recognized universities in Canada, the U.S. or abroad. NOTE: The Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship is not available for the graduate programs of the Faculties of Law at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria as the Law Foundation makes separate grants to the Graduate Fellowship programs at these universities.
For more information, please visit The Law Foundation website at www.lawfoundationbc.org or contact the Law Foundation at 1340-605 Robson St, Vancouver B.C. V6B 5J3 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 604-688-2337. Application forms are available online.
These articles were published in the October 2006 issue of BarTalk. © 2006 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.