On Thursday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PST), you are invited to join a virtual discussion on Legal Aid Work in the 21st Century. This event will be hosted by three local lawyers with a wealth of experience in this area – Kelly Melnyk, John Gustafson, and Kathy Kendall.
Kelly Melnyk is the supervising lawyer for the Community Legal Clinic at TRU, John Gustafson is a long time criminal legal aid lawyer who practices here in Kamloops, and Kathy Kendall is a well-known family legal aid lawyer in Kamloops as well.
This virtual discussion will be a great opportunity to connect with experienced leaders in this area. Discussion topics will depend on the participants but may include areas like:
The future in legal aid work
Advice for new lawyers interested in this field
The many facets of legal aid work
Challenges and opportunities
And any other questions based on your interest.
If you are a student or community member who is interested in joining this discussion sign up below. After signing up, you will receive more information and a link to join the virtual discussion.