Women’s Centre improving access to legal services

The 100 Mile House & District Women's Centre Society announced it have received funding from the Legal Services Society

The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society announced it has received funding from the Legal Services Society (LSS) to provide services to improve access to legal aid and LSS resources in the community, says society executive director Terri Lewis.

“We’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while. It’s a confidential way for people to get legal information.”

The services go into effect on Aug. 5 and will assist people to contact LSS by phone, find public legal education and materials on computer, apply for legal aid over the phone or by other means, assist people using the LSS website, the Family Law website, ClickLaw, and Public Legal Education material that may help them to resolve their problems.

“This will run until the end of March [2012], and at that time, the funding will be reviewed.”

The Women’s Centre also has pro-bono lawyers available four times a month, two Mondays and two Thursdays, between noon and 2 p.m.

For more information on the LSS or to book appointments for the pro-bono services, call the Women’s Centre at 250-395-4093.