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Monday, June 4, 2018
Erin Brandt
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4 lawyers, 10 days, and a 24 foot RV – aka the “Law Bus”.

Last month, my colleague Paula Krawus and I set out on a 10-day road trip that took us from Vancouver to Fort Nelson, with visits to Williams Lake, Quesnel, Mackenzie, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Prince George. Two more employment lawyers, Simon Kent and David Brown, joined us for Week Two.

The purpose of our journey was to meet with business owners, community members and lawyers across Northern BC to find out which legal services are currently in demand, but not available locally. Without question, there are opportunities for Reach to work with Northern lawyers by promoting the services that are under-served locally and to leverage technology to provide niche legal services to the communities we visited.

Along the way, we also hosted public presentations on topical issues in employment law, including marijuana in the workplace, and key challenges for business owners, co-hosted by Navy & Sage Benefits. While the trip was primarily work-focused, we could not resist the chance to visit local sites and businesses – including Charlie Lake and Crooked River Provincial Parks, Beard’s Brewing, Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm, and various courthouses and Chambers of Commerce – and check out the wildlife.

Now that we’re back, it’s time to integrate the lessons we learned and the people we met into Reach Legal so that we can better serve communities all across BC.  We can’t wait!

To hear more about our Law Bus tour, check out or video blog ("vlog") here!

 

Erin Brandt
Employment law and human rights matters