Where to Get Help for Powers of Attorney

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by Kevin Smith in March 2019.

Access Pro Bono[edit]

Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice to qualifying persons who cannot obtain legal aid or afford a lawyer.

Lower Mainland: 604-878-7400
Toll-free: 1-877-762-6664
accessprobono.ca

Alzheimer Society of BC[edit]

Provides information and support to families, individuals, and caregivers to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

alzheimerbc.org

Clicklaw[edit]

A website offering one-stop access to legal information, education and help for British Columbians from trusted organizations.

clicklaw.bc.ca

Lawyer Referral Service[edit]

A service of Access Pro Bono, offering referrals to lawyers who can provide a free half-hour consultation.

Lower Mainland: 604-687-3221
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1919
lawyerreferral@accessprobono.ca
www.lrsbc.org

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program Clinics[edit]

Law students from the University of British Columbia offer free legal help with some legal matters, including wills, powers of attorney, and representation agreements for people with low incomes.

604-822-5791
lslap.bc.ca

Ministry of Health[edit]

Provides information about planning for incapacity, including an enduring power of attorney form.

gov.bc.ca/incapacityplanning

MyLawBC[edit]

An online resource that guides you through a series of questions, and based on your answers, tells you what planning documents you need (including powers of attorney).

mylawbc.com/paths/wills

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry[edit]

Provides detailed information about enduring powers of attorney and other planning documents.

info@nidus.ca
nidus.ca

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC[edit]

This public body can investigate the misuse of a power of attorney where the adult has become mentally incapable. It also provides financial management and legal decision-making for vulnerable adults.

604-660-4444
trustee.bc.ca

Self Counsel Press[edit]

Self Counsel Press publishes do-it-yourself guides on legal topics for BC, including a Power of Attorney Kit.

self-counsel.com

Society of Notaries Public of BC[edit]

A notary public can help with making a power of attorney. The Society of Notaries Public of BC offers a list of notaries in the province.

Lower Mainland: 604-681-4516
Toll-free: 1-800-663-0343
notaries.bc.ca


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