By: M. Jerry McHale, Q.C.
On September 10th 2018, The B.C. Law Society sought feedback on a model to create a limited-scope licence in the area of family law. The goal was to expand the kinds of services that could be provided by people other than lawyers to address the unmet family law needs of the public. These alternative legal service providers would be credited and regulated by the Society, a framework for which was outlined in a consultation paper prepared by the working group.
ACE commends the Law Society for addressing the need for expanding legal services to meet the growing demand for family law services in our community. Click here to download our full response to the consultation paper.