B.C. to launch new children’s lawyer’s office by spring 2017

A request for proposal has gone out from the Law Foundation of B.C. to non-profit organizations to submit a plan for developing and implementing a children’s lawyer’s office in B.C.
Interested organizations were given a Sept. 15 deadline to submit a proposal for the two-year pilot project, which has available funding up to $600,000.
Foundation executive director Wayne Robertson says the new office could be in place by spring 2017.
A $158,000 cy prés award (the result of a class action) landing in the foundation’s child welfare fund had triggered its board to examine different initiatives, says Robertson. The …
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