Legal Assistance

Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia

Address: 300 – 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604.482.3195
Clinics: 604-878-7400
Fax: 604.893.8934
Email: help@accessprobono.ca
Website: http://www.accessprobono.ca/

Access Pro Bono Society offer several programs serving the critical legal needs of BC’s individuals and non-profit organizations of limited means, ranging from summary legal advice clinics to full legal representation services.

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Canadian Human Rights Commission

Toll Free: 1-888-214-1090
TTY: 1-888-643-3304
FAX: 613-996-9661
Website: https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng

In Canada, you have the right to live free from discrimination. Human rights laws protect people in Canada from discrimination based on grounds such as race, sex, religion or disability. Anyone who works for or receives services from a business or organization that is regulated by the federal government can make a complaint.

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Dial-A-Law

Dial-A-Law is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 604.687.4680 or 1.800.565.5297 in British Columbia.
Website: https://www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Dial-A-Law

Dial-A-Law is a library of legal information prepared by lawyers. It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia. Dial-A-Law is a free service that is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and on the Internet. Dial-A-Law is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and is operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC).

Call Dial-A-Law if you:

– think you may have a legal problem and want practical information on the law involved
– want to find out about your legal rights and responsibilities, or
– want to learn more about the law and the legal system in BC

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Lawyer Referral Service

Phone: 604.687.3221 or 1.800.663.1919
Fax: 604.669.9601 or 1.877.669.9601
Advertising Email: ads@cbabc.org1
Website: www.cba.org/BC/Public_Media/main/lawyer_referral.aspx

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC). The LRS program enables the public to access lawyers and provides the opportunity to have a consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25 plus taxes.

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Legal Service Society

Address: 400 – 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
LSS Call Centre (legal aid applications)
Greater Vancouver: 604-408-2172
Elsewhere in BC: 1-866-577-2525
LSS can’t give legal advice by email
Website: www.lss.bc.ca/

Legal Services Society provide legal aid in BC. The law is complicated, but not everyone can afford a lawyer. We can help you with your legal issue.

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North Shore Community Resources Society – Legal Advocacy Program

Address: Suite 201-935 Marine Drive
(At the top of the escalator, Capilano Mall)
North Vancouver BC
Phone:604-985-7138
Email: Catherine.janusz@nscr.bc.ca
Website: www.nscr.bc.ca/information/legal.html

The North Shore Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information and assistance on poverty law issues to people on the North Shore with low incomes, mental or physical disabilities, and others who have difficulties accessing legal services. It serves the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay.

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North Shore Family Justice Centre

Address: 233 West 1st St,
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-981-0084
Toll Free: 1-888-837-1116
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice

Family Justice Centres operate across BC to provide services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce. Each centre is staffed by accredited Family Justice Counsellors, specially trained to help families with parenting arrangements, contact with a child, guardianship, and support issues. They can help parents resolve disagreements without going to court. They provide short-term counselling, mediation, emergency and community referrals and other free.

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UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program

Phone: (604) 822-5791 to schedule an appointment.
(604) 684-1628 to set up a Chinese language appointment at our Chinatown clinic. 如果你需要中文服務的話,請撥打(604) 684-1628 將會有人幫您預約時間.
Website: www.lslap.bc.ca

Please note that LSLAP cannot give legal advice over the telephone. Also, please remember to bring a piece of ID. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 10AM – 4:PM. We are closed on all public holidays.​

Law Students Legal Advice Program is a non-profit run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. We provide free legal advice and representation to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance. Our clinics are located throughout the Lower Mainland.

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Seniors First BC

Address: #150-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4
Phone: 604-688-1927 (Vancouver)
Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca
Website:www.seniorsfirstbc.ca

Seniors First BC works to prevent elder abuse across the entire province. We provide assistance and support to older adults who are, or may be, abused and those whose rights have been violated. We provide programs that educate, support and advocate on behalf of our clients.

Services:
– Seniors Accessing Justice Programs
– Education & Outreach Programs

SAIL – Seniors Abuse and Information Line
Call: 604-437-1940 or Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940

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Amici Curiae CV

Phone: 778 5222 839
Email: legalformsbc@gmail.com
Website: www.legalformsbc.ca

Powered by paralegals and assisted by the legal community, Amici CuriaeFriendship Society helps British Columbians prepare their legal forms for free.

Overview

Accessing the legal system independently is a challenge for ordinary British Columbians. Most people do not know how to properly prepare their own legal forms for a court or a tribunal matter, yet more are resolving legal matters on their own.

Amici Curiae is a non-profit society offering workshops that help the public complete the legal forms necessary to present a matter to court or a tribunal. No legal advice is given. The public service paralegal programme was launched by Dom Bautista, Executive Director of Law Courts Center, a continuing professional development provider, encouraged by then Supreme Court of BC Chief Justice Donald Brenner. The first workshop was held in February 8, 2011, in partnership with Access Pro Bono BC and the Ministry of the Attorney General Justice Access Centre (Vancouver). Since then, workshops have been established through a network of strategic partnerships.

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