Rise is a community legal centre based in Vancouver BC. We offer unbundled family law services, plus assistance with H&C applications and other select services, to individuals who self-identify as women and who can't get legal aid.
Rise is a privately-run legal clinic, not affiliated with provincial legal aid (LSS) and we are funded by grants and private donations.
Legal services are provided by senior law students from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law. Student clinicians work full-time at Rise for one academic semester, and receive academic credit for their participation in our program.
Our student clinicians are trained and supervised by full-time staff lawyers at Rise while they gain hands-on experience, learn practical clinical legal skills, and provide legal services to women in BC who could not otherwise receive legal assistance.
Women in BC need Rise, and Rise needs you.