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Martha Rans

The Legal State of the Sector: How to move forward

Martha Rans

Martha is an advocate for public legal education and information. As a result, she founded and is now the Legal Director of the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO), home of the Artists Legal Outreach and Law for Non-Profits (pacificlegaloutreach.com).

As a lawyer in private practice, she is devoted almost entirely to the legal needs of non-profit societies and artists. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997 and spent 10 years as a labour employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments.

She is a recognized expert on Canada’s Copyright Act as well as the BC Societies Act. She advises on copyright, charity law, incorporation, privacy, employment, labour, health & amp; safety, and human rights.