Rise Women’s Legal Centre is hosting a virtual symposium for lawyers and support workers dedicated to increasing access to justice for their clients by working collaboratively.

To accommodate your busy schedules, this symposium will take place in 3 sessions on 3 consecutive Tuesday afternoons:

  • Tuesday 1 February, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8 February, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 15 February, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

In these sessions we will explore:

  • the benefits of blending approaches across our different sectors to serve and support our clients better
  • ethics, overcoming barriers, best practices, and other special considerations for collaborating lawyers and support workers
  • using technology to increase accessibility and inclusivity for all clients
  • the importance of the Community Partner model in providing virtual services
  • approaching our work from a decolonial perspective.

We are pleased to announce that our speakers for this symposium include:

  • Zara Suleman, Family Law Lawyer & Mediator, Suleman Family Law
  • Val Napoleon, Interim Dean, Law Foundation Chair of Indigenous Justice and Governance, University of Victoria
  • Andrea Glen, Family Law Lawyer & Mediator, Andrea Glen Law
  • Dalya Israel, Executive Director, WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre
  • Darcy Lindberg, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
  • Andrea Bryson, Case Manager, Rise Women’s Legal Centre

A detailed agenda may be found here: CC Symposium Agenda-STS

Join us to brainstorm, strategize, and collaborate on how our different sectors can work together to better serve and support our clients. Click here to register.




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