People’s Law School held its 2019 Annual General Meeting on September 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Members and guests gathered to discuss the Society’s achievements over the 2018-19 fiscal year, including our assumption of the Dial-A-Law service from the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch and our expansion of law-related content across digital and print platforms.
“Dial-A-Law has proven to be a good strategic fit with People’s Law School and our mission to provide the public with everyday legal information,” commented Patricia Byrne, Executive Director of the Society. Hassan El Masri, Chair of the People’s Law School Board of Directors, highlighted the Society’s active participation in the access to justice movement in British Columbia, through its participation in A2JBC’s Leadership Committee and Unbundling Working Group, for which the Society created and promoted the website unbundlinglaw.ca.
Additional information on the organization's accomplishments during 2018-19 can be found in our Annual Report.
Mr. El Masri noted the contributions made by two long-standing Directors of People’s Law School who were retiring from the Board: “We thank Madam Justice Kate Ker and Mr. Aman Sanghera, Barrister and Solicitor, for contributing their time and talent to us over the years. Their insights and unique expertise have helped guide our mission.”
The AGM was followed by a reception at which Mr. El Masri repeated his thanks given at the AGM to the Board, staff and funders for their contribution to the Society’s success over the past year.