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Legal advice

bullet Vancouver Justice Access Centre

The Vancouver Justice Access Centre offers information and services to help you solve your civil and family law problems. If you need legal advice or are interested in meeting with a lawyer, the centre may be able to provide free legal advice, by appointment. Financial eligibility and other limitations may apply.

The Justice Access Centre does not deal with criminal issues, small claims court forms and filings, and some other specific legal solutions.

bullet Access ProBono

Access Pro Bono provides free legal services for people who cannot afford a lawyer and who do not qualify for legal aid.

bullet Salvation Army of British Columbia

The Salvation Army’s Pro Bono Program provides a free legal advice program for people who cannot afford a lawyer.

bullet Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch

The Lawyer Referral Service of the Canadian Bar Association can give you the name of a lawyer you can call for a half-hour appointment for $25 plus taxes.

bullet Community Legal Assistance Society

The Community Legal Assistance Society provides legal services to financially qualified people.

bullet Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

Law students at the University of British Columbia offer free legal advice and legal representation at clinics throughout Greater Vancouver. The Law Students’ Legal Advice Program includes a Small Claims Court clinic, but does not provide help for Supreme Court matters.

bullet Legal Services Society

The Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in British Columbia. Legal aid includes legal information, legal advice and legal representation. LSS’s legal information services are available to all British Columbians while priority is given to low income individuals for legal advice services and legal representation.