There’s a new Poverty Law Advocacy program on the Sunshine Coast.

It’s sponsored by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

The Community Legal Advocate on the Coast is Ken Carson.

He says the program provides services to support low to moderate income clients facing specific civil law issues.

There are specific issues Carson will focus on and they include residential tenancy for renters, welfare income security, housing affordability, disability issues, employment rights, human rights, small claim matters, and some consumer matters.

What he won’t work on are, criminal code cases as there is legal aid available for that, civil law like personal injury, contract law, trusts, property law, guardianship, wills and estates and anything to do with family law.

Carson’s office is in Teredo Square and clients can drop by there, or you can call him at 1-604-989-5771.