All are welcome to come and hear about the Animal Law Pro Bono Clinic at LSLAP (ALPC). The first of its kind in Canada, the clinic’s goal is to provide low-income people and their animals with access to legal help in animal law cases, while allowing law students to gain hands-on experience. At this 3rd anniversary celebration, the Honourable Niki Sharma, AG, will give a talk in order to help us celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of this access to justice success story.
Niki Sharma was elected MLA for Vancouver-Hastings in 2020 and previously served as the deputy caucus chair and parliamentary secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits. Niki is a lawyer whose practice focused on representing Indigenous people, including residential school survivors. Niki has worked across B.C. as an advocate on climate policy and reconciliation. She has also been recognized for her work on combatting racism. Niki was elected to the board of Vancity Credit Union where she served as vice-chair and chaired the Climate Justice Working Group. She also served as chair of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. In these roles, she worked to improve her community and make life better for people and our planet. In 2017, Niki worked as a senior ministerial assistant helping to deliver more child care spaces for B.C. families. Niki was raised in Sparwood, B.C. A mother of two, she has lived in East Vancouver for more than 15 years and has deep connections in the community.
- Centre for Feminist Legal Studies
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- All Students