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B.C. law society authorizes two new projects through ‘innovation sandbox’

Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 9:30 AM | By Ian Burns

The B.C. law society has authorized two new proposals aimed at improving the availability of employment law services for those who cannot afford a lawyer.

The approved proposals, submitted jointly by law firms and service providers, are employment law advice and legal services provided by Courtney Burnett through Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, and human resources consulting and legal services provided by Rachel Rabinovitch through Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation.

The scope of legal services that Rabinovitch and Burnett are authorized to provide as innovation sandbox pilots are set out in “no-action” letters, which include provisions not to initiate action against the law firms for facilitating the delivery of authorized services. The pilots will be monitored by the law society through regular reporting.

The proposals are part of the law society’s innovation sandbox, which was adopted last year to address unmet legal needs in the province. For more information about approved proposals and how to submit a proposal, visit the innovation sandbox page on the law society’s website.

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