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Legal Services

Community Legal Assistance Society

  • Human rights law
  • Mental health law
  • Poverty and disability law: Housing, employment insurance, debt issues, worker’s compensation, access to service for people with disabilities


Telephone: 604-685-3425


Courts of BC

  • Information about BC Provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal


Telephone: 604-660-9870



Justice Education Society

  • Information for parents in separation or divorce
  • Includes guides for parents, children and court tips


Telephone: 1-800-476-3933


Legal Services Society

  • Provide legal aid in BC
  • For those who cannot afford a lawyer
  • Areas of coverage: family, Ministry of Child and Family Development issues, criminal and immigration
  • Check website for eligibility


Telephone: 604-601-6000



  • Legal information and education
  • Search for local libraries and online material to help you better understand the law



Access Pro Bono

  • For those who cannot afford a lawyer


Telephone: 604-878-7400


The Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

  • Free legal advice for people who cannot afford a lawyer
  • UBC students are supervised by practicing lawyers


Telephone: 604-822-5791


Pivot Legal Society

  • Two hours free legal advice


Telephone: 604-255-9700


First United Church

  • Provides housing and poverty law advocacy

Telephone: 604-681-8365