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Help promote women’s equality through the law

Rise Women’s Legal Centre is the result of a partnership between the Allard School of Law and West Coast LEAF, a BC-based organization dedicated to promoting women’s equality through the law.

Break down barriers in the BC justice system and support student experiential learning by giving to Rise Women’s Legal Centre. Rise provides family law assistance to women and gender diverse people across the province who are unable to afford a lawyer and do
not qualify for legal aid.

Allard School of Law students work at Rise under the supervision of practicing lawyers, and gain valuable experience serving in a non-profit, social justice environment. Students work with clients on all aspects of their family law files, including interviews
and intake, limited retainer services, preparation for court proceedings and in some cases, limited representation.

A gift in support of the Centre will be far-reaching, touching the lives of the many women and their children who benefit from its services. It will also ensure our students continue to have access to experiential learning opportunities related to family law and social justice issues.


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