Access To Justice with The Honourable Judge Christine Lowe

12788770_10156686058990725_1452754951_oThe UVic Chapter of Pro Bono Students’ Canada was proud to help facilitate a lunchtime session with the Honourable Judge Christine Lowe. The session was organized by two PBSC volunteers on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s RightsWatch Project in conjunction with the International and Human Rights Law Association.

Over 75 UVic Students and faculty attended the lunchtime session where the Honourable Judge Christine Lowe outlined her experience with access to justice. The Honourable Judge Christine Lowe was appointed as Judge of the Provincial Court on August 4, 2015. Prior to appointment she worked as Crown Counsel in Victoria and Vancouver for 24 years. She articled with the BC Ministry of the Attorney General, and was called to the bar in 1989. She holds a BA in Criminology from SFU and an LLB from UBC. She has a particular interest in grass roots community based solutions to societal problems, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Restorative Justice.

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The Honourable Judge Christine Lowe presented to UVic students on February 24th, 2015.

If you enjoyed this lunchtime presentation, and would like more information on access to justice in BC and across Canada, check out the RightsWatch Blog or the TalkRights Portal. Or, if you’d like to be involved in planning further events like this for UVic Students, be sure to sign up next year as a PBSC Volunteer.

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PBSC Volunteers Jessica Wilson and Claudia Arrieta with the Honourable Judge Christine Lowe and UVic PBSC Coordinators Maggie House and Jessica Steingard (Pictured from right to left)

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