TRU Community Legal Clinic
The Thompson Rivers University Community Legal Clinic is a student-staffed free legal clinic for low-income clients in Kamloops and the surrounding area. Under the guidance of a team of supervising lawyers, law students learn to apply practical legal skills while earning course credits.
Students in Community Lawyering will receive instruction about the substantive and procedural aspects of community lawyering such as client interviewing, strategic litigation, legal research, and ethical issues. They will also have the opportunity to examine and to be exposed to access to justice issues in context, public legal education and law reform in British Columbia. This course shall be a co-requisite for participation in the TRU Community Legal Clinic (the clinical legal education programs developed for TRU law students). The seminar is designed upon a model of clinical legal education. Students are able to learn “skills-based” advocacy and reflect upon their experiences working on clinical initiatives at TRU.