Free legal aid being offered to low income earners

By Tarrah Harvey
April 1, 2016 - 12:47pm

KAMLOOPS — Thompson Rivers University has officially opened the doors to a new part time legal clinic at the Centre for Seniors Information. 

The clinic is an effort to fill the need for legal services for those who cannot afford it, while allowing TRU Law Students to earn credits and get practical experience under the supervision of a Lawyer.

Dean Bradford Morse says this will meet a need for low income Kamloops seniors.

"One of the realities in Canada, all across Canada, and this is true in British Columbia, the legal aid has been, even when there's more money that's being provided to it by Provincial Governments, is actually serving a small percentage of the population, while at the same time legal fees keep increasing, and as a result of that, there are just more and more people who can't afford lawyers," said Morse. 

Services at the clinic are free and though the clinic will be located at the Senior Centre, the services will be offered to anyone with a fixed low income.

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