Where Can I Find Help with My Legal Problem?

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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. Clicklaw’s 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.

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

  • Low Cost and Free Legal Services Dial-A-Law script provides an extensive list of services.
  • 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.
  • Legal Help and Information if you Represent Yourself in Court

Handout provides an overview of services.

  • Know any good lawyers? Legal Help for BC guide describes steps involved in seeking a lawyer.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 to let them know that you have not been able to find a service to help you

In law, a person who relies on someone else for their support and the necessities of life. See "child," "child support," and "spousal support."

Evidence which establishes or tends to establish the truth of a fact; also, the conclusion of a logical argument. See "evidence" and "premises."

A person licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. See "barrister and solicitor."

A term under the Family Law Act that describes the visitation rights of a person, who is not a guardian, with a child. Contact may be provided by court order or by the agreement among the child's guardians who have parental responsibility for determining contact. See "guardian" and "parental responsibilities."

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