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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on July 02, 2019.

The Law Society of British Columbia

Considers all complaints about lawyer conduct or competency

Online www.lawsociety.bc.ca
Phone 604-669-2533
Toll-Free: 1-800-903-5300


  • Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime
  • Immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence
Online www.victimlinkbc.ca
Phone Toll-Free: 1-800-563-0808

The Vancouver Police Department (Victim Services)

  • Provide crime victims, witnesses and their family members with professional, supportive and timely assistance
  • Emotional support, information and assistance with Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Assistance forms
Online vancouver.ca/police/crime-prevention/victim-services
Phone 604-717-2737

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre)

  • Emotional support
  • Immediate response
Online www.crisiscentre.bc.ca
Phone Crisis Line
Toll-Free: 1-866-661-3311
Suicide Line
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Vital Statistics Agency

Registers all births, marriages, deaths and changes of name

Online www.vs.gov.bc.ca
Phone 250-952-2681
Toll-Free: 1-888-876-1633

Community Legal Assistance Society (Mental Health Law Program)

Legal advice and representation for those who have been involuntarily detained pursuant to the B.C. Mental Health Act or those who have custody or conditional discharge orders pursuant to the mental disorder provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada

Online www.clasbc.net/mental_health_law_program
Phone 604-685-4325
Toll-Free: 1-888-685-6222

Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia (Advocacy Office)

  • Provides confidential assistance and representation for undergraduate students involved in formal conflict with the University
  • Help with academic appeals, student discipline cases and appeals, housing appeals, parking disputes and library fine appeals
Online www.ams.ubc.ca/services/advocacy-ombuds/advocacy-office/
Phone 604-822-9855

Brydges Line

Telephone: 1 (866) 458-5500

• Telephone line for individuals to speak to lawyer if they are arrested, detained, and under investigation (but not charged)

West Coast Prison Justice Society

Telephone: 1-888-839-8889 (call for a referral)

• Protects prisoners’ rights

• Assists with issues like solitary confinement, involuntary transfers, parole suspensions, disciplinary hearings, human rights, and health care

Personal Injury Resource Centre

Website: www.murphybattista.com/injury-resources/personal-injury-resource-centre

• Offers a range of services for injured individuals, including free legal advice at monthly appointments

Better Business Bureau

Telephone: 604-682-2711 Website: www.bbb.org

• Can file complaints against businesses

• Provides resources for consumer education

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