General Legal Help Resources (22:I)

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The Lawyer Referral Service

Consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25, after which fees are negotiated with the lawyers if you need ongoing legal representation

Online www.cbabc.org/for-the-public/lawyer-referral-service
Phone 604-687-3221
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-1919


Access Pro Bono

Three programs are available:

  • Summary Legal Advice Program: Volunteer lawyers provide up to a half-hour of free legal advice to clients at summary legal advice clinics
  • Roster Program: Pro bono representation for Court of Appeal, family law, Federal Court of Appeal, judicial review and wills and estates issues
  • Civil Chambers Program: Civil (non-family) chambers litigation matters before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Vancouver
Online www.accessprobono.ca
Phone 604-878-7400
Toll-Free: 1-877-762-6664


Legal Services Society

Representation for criminal charges, mental health and prison issues, serious family problems, child protection matters and immigration problems

Online www.lss.bc.ca
Phone Legal Aid Applications
604-408-2172
Toll-Free: 1-866-577-2525
General Inquiries
604-601-6000


Community Legal Assistance Society

Housing, income security, debt issues, access to education, community living supports, access to public services, employment insurance, workers' compensation, information and privacy for people with disabilities, mental health, human rights

Online www.clasbc.net
Phone 604-685-3425
Toll-Free: 1-888-685-6222


Vancouver Justice Access Centre

  • Help with Supreme Court civil issues
  • Assistance with paperwork
  • legal information, self-help and other resources
  • NO LEGAL ADVICE
Online www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/about-bcs-justice-system/legal-help/jac/how-to-find-us/vancouver
Phone 604-660-2084


Seniors First BC (Victims Services Program and Legal Programs)

  • Helps victims of abuse or a crime to access the justice system
  • Provide practical and emotional support
  • Assistance can be provided over the phone
  • Preparation and support for older adults who will be testifying in court about abuse or other crime
  • Provide services to people age 55 and over
  • Does not prepare wills or power of attorneys, or give advice on estate administration, real estate, criminal law or family law matters
Online www.bcceas.ca
Phone 604-437-1940
Toll-Free: 1-866-437-1940


Pivot Legal Society

  • Referrals to other legal support
  • Free legal advice clinics
Online www.pivotlegal.org
Phone 604-255-9700


Access Pro Bono (Paralegal Program)

Assistance in preparing court documents

Online accessprobono.ca/paralegal-program
Phone 604-660-2084


Dial-A-Law

  • General information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia
  • Library of legal information prepared by lawyers
  • Available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and online
Online www.dialalaw.org
Phone 604-687-4680
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-5297


Clicklaw

Legal information, education and help for British Columbians

Online www.clicklaw.bc.ca


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