Legal Services in British Columbia

Legal Services in British Columbia

Since 1987, Share Lawyers has settled hundreds of cases against insurance companies on behalf of individuals with illnesses, injuries, or long-term disabilities. As one of the leaders in such claims, we take great pride in our track record serving the needs of the community.

However, there are many aspects of the law that fall outside our particular area of expertise. At the same time, we still want to make sure that everyone has access to reliable and affordable legal assistance, which is why Share Lawyers has put together a list of legal resources available to people in British Columbia.

 

British Columbia Legal Services

Attorney General of British Columbia (General Inquiries): 1-800-663-7867
The Attorney General is responsible for the administration of the justice system in British Columbia. The Ministry is able to provide basic information about Family Justice and the court system more broadly.

Legal Services Society: 1-866-577-2525 or (604) 408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
The Legal Services Society provides legal aid to those who may not be able to afford a lawyer. They also maintain a directory of legal aid centres in British Columbia.

The Law Foundation of British Columbia: (604) 688-2337
The Law Foundation is a non-profit that delivers legal education, legal research, and legal aid, and legal reform on behalf of the community.

The Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch: (604) 687-3404 or 1-888-687-3404
The Bar Association helps develop legal policy and reform and advocates on behalf of the legal profession. They provide basic legal information and services for those in need of legal aid and also maintain the Find-a-Lawyer directory for the province.

Lawyer Referral Service: (604) 687-3221 or 1-800-663-1919
Funded by the Law Foundation and operated by the Canadian Bar Association, the Lawyer Referral Service is a group of volunteer lawyers that provides affordable consultations for people in need of legal aid.

Dial-a-Law: (604) 687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1-800-565-5297
Dial-a-Law is a legal resource library maintained by the Bar Association of British Columbia. You can call for practical information about your legal rights and the BC legal system.

Access Pro Bono: (604) 482-3195
Access Pro Bono provides quality pro bono legal service to individuals and organizations of limited financial means.

Community Legal Assistance Society: (604) 685-3425 or 1-888-685-6222
The Community Legal Assistance Society provides legal services to low-income households all over British Columbia.

PIVOT: (604) 255-9700
Though not a legal aid clinic, PIVOT is an advocacy organization that maintains an extensive directory of legal aid services in British Columbia.

ClickLaw
ClickLaw provides legal information and education for people in British Columbia and maintains a directory of legal help centres.

BC Human Rights Tribunal: (604) 775-2000 or 1-888-440-8844 (Toll Free)
The Human Rights Tribunal screens and mediates human rights complaints in the province. They also offer advocacy and legal resources.

VictimLinkBC: 1-800-563-0808
VictimLinkBC is a confidential, 24-hour support line that provides information and referral services to people who have been victims of a crime.

 

Regional Legal Services

Vancouver
RISE Women’s Legal Centre: (604) 451-7447
Battered Women’s Support Services: (604) 687-1867
North Shore Legal Services
Vancouver Justice Access Centre: (604) 660-2084
North Vancouver Family Justice Centre: (604) 981-0084 or 1-888-837-1116
Vancouver Family Justice Centre: (604) 660-6828
Vancouver Family Justice Registry Office: (604) 660-2084 or (604) 660-6828

Victoria
Victoria Justice Access Centre: (250) 356-7012
University of Victoria Law Centre: (250) 385-1221
Victoria Cool Aid Society: (250) 388-4516

Nanaimo
Nanaimo Justice Access Centre: (250) 741-5447
Nanaimo Family Justice Registry Office: (250) 741-5447 or 1-800-578-8511
Mid-Island Legal Aid: (250) 753-4396

Abbotsford
Abbotsford Community Services Pro Bono Law Clinic: 1-877-762-6664
Abbotsford Family Justice Centre: (604) 851-7055

Kelowna
Kelowna Family Justice Centre: (250) 712-3636 or 1-888-227-7734
Kelowna Family Justice Registry Office: (250) 712-3636 or 1-888-227-7734
Kelowna Legal Aid Society: 1-604-601-6000

Kamloops
Kamloops Family Justice Centre: (250) 828-4688 or 1-888-764-3663
Elizabeth Fry Society: 250-314-1900

Prince George
Prince George Family Justice Centre: (250) 565-4222 or 1-888-668-1602
Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society: (250) 562-7928
Community Legal Services of Prince George County: (240) 391-6370

 

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