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Stay up to date with our work and learn more about the law and how it affects you.

Our Blog

Stay up to date with our work and learn more about the law and how it affects you.

National Volunteer Week 2017: Why I Volunteer

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 23 - April 29, 2017), we spoke to an exceptional Rise volunteer, Nermin Karim, to discuss why she volunteers with Rise and how her work at the clinic helps improve women's access to legal services. Why I Volunteer With...

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Where You Need a Will, There is a Way!

April 9th to 15th 2017 is ‘Make a Will Week’ in BC, which encourages residents to create a will or update their current one. Rise Women’s Legal Centre is making wills more accessible to women through our new wills clinic, made possible by funding from the Notary...

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Opinion: We All Must “Be Bold For Change”

Executive Director of Rise Women's Legal Centre, Kim Hawkins discusses access to justice as an issue of women's equality in the Vancouver Sun online for International Women's Day 2017. See the full article below, or visit the Vancouver Sun online. “Be Bold for Change”...

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It’s World Social Justice Day!

It may be World Social Justice Day today, 20 February 2017, but social justice concerns have been in the global spotlight throughout these first weeks of 2017, as activists have rallied online and on the main streets of major cities. Women are playing a prominent role...

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How Rise Helped: Lindsay’s Story

Hear first hand from a Rise client, how our student clinicians were able to help during a difficult legal situation. A special thanks to Liza Donnelly for letting us use her cartoons, and Alison Brewin Consulting for making this project...

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Why Rise Provides Family Law Legal Services

Find out more about why Rise Women's Legal Centre opened, and how our family law services are helping women in BC get better access to justice. A special thanks to Liza Donnelly for letting us use her cartoons, and Alison Brewin Consulting for making this project...

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A Rise Student Reflects: From Classroom to Clinic

Written by a Rise student, this thoughtful reflection details the student clinician's increased understanding of family law and their experiences transitioning from the classroom to working in the clinic at Rise. This reflection appeared in Issue 151, on Diversity...

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Spreading Holiday Cheer with Hammerberg Lawyers

Hammerberg Lawyers, one of Rise Women’s Legal Centre’s generous ongoing supporters, reached out to Rise with a wonderful offer for us and our clients. Every year, as part of their firm-wide holiday tradition, they like to create special gift baskets for families in...

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The Twelve Weeks of Rise

As the fall semester comes to a close, one of our students shares a reflection on the challenges and triumphs experienced throughout their semester spent working at Rise, with a seasonally appropriate rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. From the staff and students...

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