Raising The Bar In Legal Education

AC LEXtures: Parents Legal Centre (ACL PLC101)

  • 15 Oct 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Justice Education Society 260 800 Hornby St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C5 (use the Smithe St entrance)
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Amici Curiae LEXtures:

Parents Legal Centre (ACL PLC 101)

Facilitated by: Harshada Deshpande, counsel and Joyce Chung, paralegal / advocate

Harshada Deshpande and Joyce Chung of the Vancouver Parents Legal Centre (“the PLC”) will provide an overview of the services the PLC provides to parents who have been investigated or who have had their children removed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency.

Participants will have an opportunity to also learn about the eligibility criteria for obtaining services from the PLC as well as the types of collaborative interventions the PLC participates in on behalf of their clients. Attendees of the presentation will be able to engage with the speakers and ask questions.

The centre is a legal aid service that focuses on helping parents when a child is at risk of being removed from the family home or has been removed by social workers because of safety concerns. By addressing the issues related to the concerns, the centre hopes to keep more families together. The centre provides lawyer services, such as legal advice and representation at mediation and other collaborative meetings, and the assistance of an Indigenous advocate who provides support throughout the process, including information, connecting parents to other services such as counselling, addictions treatment or housing, and advocating on their behalf.

CPD hours: 1.5
Ethics, professional responsibility, client care relations hours: 0


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