Need Help With A Child Custody Case? Sorry, We’re Busy Saving The World

Legal Aid CEO Jacquie Schaffter says all areas of the law are affected, but that staff have the most trouble finding lawyers to take on family law files like custody disputes and divorces. And while the exodus has caused problems across the province, it is particularly bad in rural areas, where clients sometimes wait for weeks before Legal Aid appoints a lawyer.

Now, 26 years after the introduction of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, lawyers who want to contribute to their communities can choose from a “smorgasbord” of legal issues ranging from refugee claims to health care. International causes like human rights and the environment also draw heavily on Canadian legal talent.

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