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Law Union of British Columbia

The Law Union of British Columbia (the “LUBC”) believes in the deconstruction of the police. To that end, we call upon the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act (the “Special Committee”) to take such steps that are necessary to reduce and eventually eliminate the role that the police play in attending to complex social issues, particularly where there is no risk to the …

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Law School Chapters

(6 days ago) Law School Chapters. The Law Union of British Columbia has recently founded Law School chapters at each of the law schools in British Columbia. The Chapters aim to connect students interested in social justice law with grassroots social movements, public interest lawyers, and …

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The Law Union of British Columbia Supports the Legal Aid

(1 days ago) Statement of the Law Union of British Columbia in Support of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers Job Action. The Law Union of British Columbia proudly endorses the decision of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers to go on strike with respect to legal aid files starting April 1st, until substantial action is taken to address the longstanding crisis of legal aid funding in our …

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Join the LUBC (or Contribute)

(7 days ago) Membership in the Law Union of British Columbia is on a sliding scale. Pay what you can - nobody will be denied membership for lack of funds. $20 annually for income-earning persons. $5 annually for students/low-income folks. $50 or more from generous contributors hoping to …

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Movement Legal Support Hotline

(7 days ago) The Movement Legal Support Working Group (MLS) is a working group of the Law Union of British Columbia made up of legal workers, law students, activists, and lawyers which provides legal support to progressive organizations and activists in BC. The MLS will consider a request for support from any political organization, group or individual that

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LUBC's 2021 Budget Consultation Submissions

(3 days ago) Law Union of British Columbia’s Mandate. The Law Union of British Columbia (LUBC) is a progressive organization of lawyers, law students, legal workers, activists, and community members who seek to use the law as a tool for social change. We currently have a membership of over 200, with diverse lived and professional experiences interacting

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Statement of Complicity, Solidarity, and Commitment to

(Just Now) The Law Union is in the process of developing a meaningful and substantive response to the generations-old issue of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous police violence and will be looking to our community partners and allies, led by Black and Indigenous communities, to amplify calls for systemic change.

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LUBC Submissions to the Special Committee on Reforming the

(4 days ago) The Law Union of BC is a progressive organization of lawyers, law students, legal workers, activists and community members who seek to use the law as a tool for social change. We recognize that any engagement with the law is inherently political, and that to stay neutral in the face of oppression is to side with the oppressors.

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The Law Union of BC Supports Oppenheimer Park and Opposes

(6 days ago) The Law Union of BC supports social housing and the right for everyone to have not only a bed, but a home. We recognize and condemn the injustice of a legal system that continues to deny vulnerable people access to fundamental human rights and further denigrates them through violent displacement.

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Joint Response to 2021 VPD Budget

(Just Now) The dearth of funding for peer- and community-led services has clear consequences, including fatalities, stigmatizing solutions, or calls for service to law enforcement. Lack of appropriate housing, shelter, and drop-in spaces means that people who rely on public space must use public and private facilities to meet their needs - including

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Membership at Law Union of British Columbia

(2 days ago) Thank you for joining the Law Union of British Columbia! All the work of the Law Union takes place via Working Groups. Join a Law Union Working Group to take action on pressing legal issues. Legal training useful but not required—activists welcome! We are always open to proposals for new working groups to address evolving social justice

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