Legal Information, Legal Advice and Legal Representation

Agency: Legal Services Society of BC

Program Description:

The Legal Services Society of BC (LSS), the organization that provides legal aid in BC, has a range of free services that may help you. LSS gives priority to people with low incomes, but many services are available to all British Columbians. LSS offers:

  • Information provided by our publications, the Family Law in BC website, intake assistants, and, in some communities, legal information outreach workers and Aboriginal community legal workers.
  • Advice from duty counsel lawyers or family advice lawyers.
  • Representation (a lawyer to take your case) if the client qualifies and has serious family, child protection, or criminal law issues (and for some immigration, mental health, and prison law issues).

(Interpretation service is available for legal aid applicants and Family LawLINE callers. Free multilingual publications are available on line and in print)

You can apply for legal aid by phone or in person.

Please visit our website (www.legalaid.bc.ca) for more details

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

Some of our services have financial guidelines, please click on the link for detailsLegal representation http://www.legalaid.bc.ca/legal_aid/legalRepresentation.aspLegal advice http://www.legalaid.bc.ca/legal_aid/legalAdvice.asp

 

Registration Information

The Legal Services Society (LSS) is an independent, non-profit organization that is primarily funded by the provincial government (see below) and must report financially to the British Columbia legislature but is not part of the government.

We also receive generous support for many of our programs and services from the Law Foundation and Notary Foundation.

Contact Information

Phone: 604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver) 1-866-577-2525 (call no charge, elsewhere in BC)

Website: Visit

Location

425 – 510 Burrard Street (for other locations, please click the link http://www.legalaid.bc.ca/legal_aid/legalAidOffices.asp)



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