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There are a range of services in BC that can offer assistance with your legal situation. Many of them help people with a low income.
  
There are a range of services in BC that can offer assistance with your legal situation. Many of them help people with a low income. Clicklaw’s [http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/helpmap HelpMap] can point you to legal information and advice services in your community, and if the service is free, low cost and/or dependant on proof of low income.
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Clicklaw’s [http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/helpmap HelpMap] can point you to legal information and advice services in your community. It indicates if the service is free, low cost and/or dependant on proof of low income.
  
 
The following legal advice services can help you with your legal situation:  
 
The following legal advice services can help you with your legal situation:  
  
*[http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/1471 Low Cost and Free Legal Services] Dial-A-Law script provides an extensive list of services.
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*[http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/1471 Low Cost and Free Legal Services]. This Dial-A-Law script provides an extensive list of services.
*[http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/docs/default-source/lawmatters/Legal_Advice_and_Representation_on_a_Budget.pdf?sfvrsn=0 Handout: Legal Advice and Representation on a Budget] Compares three services that provide legal advice: Access Pro Bono; Legal Services Society (Legal Aid); and Lawyer Referral Service.
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*[http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/docs/default-source/lawmatters/Legal_Advice_and_Representation_on_a_Budget.pdf?sfvrsn=0 Legal Advice and Representation on a Budget]. This information sheet compares three services that provide legal advice: Access Pro Bono; Legal Services Society (Legal Aid); and Lawyer Referral Service.
*[http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/2299 Legal Help and Information if you Represent Yourself in Court]
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*[http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/2299 Legal Help and Information If You Represent Yourself in Court].
Handout provides an overview of services.
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This information from the Justice Education Society lists a range of legal resources you can use to get started.
*[http://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca/index.php/Know_any_good_lawyers%3F Know any good lawyers?] Legal Help for BC guide describes steps involved in seeking a lawyer.
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*[http://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca/index.php/Know_any_good_lawyers%3F Know any good lawyers?] This section of the Clicklaw wikibook Legal Help for British Columbians describes the steps involved in seeking a lawyer.
*[http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/2272 A Guide to a Successful Interview with a Lawyer] Supreme Court guidebook describes how to prepare your information to get the best out of your first meeting with a lawyer.
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*[http://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/resource/2272 A Guide to a Successful Interview with a Lawyer]. This Supreme Court guidebook describes how to get the best out of your first meeting with a lawyer by preparing your information ahead of time.
*CBABC Legal Directory. Published by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, this annual print resource is available in most public libraries as well as Courthouse Libraries. It lists all lawyers in BC by region, area of law practice, and languages spoken.  
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*CBABC Legal Directory. Published by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, this annual print resource is available in most public libraries as well as at branches of Courthouse Libraries BC. It lists all lawyers in BC by region, area of law practice, and languages spoken.
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If you are unable to find a service that helps with your legal problem, you might want to contact the office of your local [https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members Member of Legislative Assembly] or [http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members Member of Parliament].
  
If you are unable to find a service that helps with your legal problem, you might want to contact the office of your local [https://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/ Member of Legislative Assembly] or [http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members Member of Parliament] to let them know that you have not been able to find a service to help you.
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Latest revision as of 16:09, 30 August 2018

There are a range of services in BC that can offer assistance with your legal situation. Many of them help people with a low income.

Clicklaw’s HelpMap can point you to legal information and advice services in your community. It indicates if the service is free, low cost and/or dependant on proof of low income.

The following legal advice services can help you with your legal situation:

This information from the Justice Education Society lists a range of legal resources you can use to get started.

  • Know any good lawyers? This section of the Clicklaw wikibook Legal Help for British Columbians describes the steps involved in seeking a lawyer.
  • A Guide to a Successful Interview with a Lawyer. This Supreme Court guidebook describes how to get the best out of your first meeting with a lawyer by preparing your information ahead of time.
  • CBABC Legal Directory. Published by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, this annual print resource is available in most public libraries as well as at branches of Courthouse Libraries BC. It lists all lawyers in BC by region, area of law practice, and languages spoken.

If you are unable to find a service that helps with your legal problem, you might want to contact the office of your local Member of Legislative Assembly or Member of Parliament.

This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by Courthouse Libraries BC staff, October 2015.



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