Legal Services Society of BC (Legal Aid)
Provides free and subsidized legal advice and representation in the areas of criminal, family and immigration law. Financial eligibility rules apply.
University of British Columbia Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP)
UBC law students provide free legal advice, drafting of legal documents, and legal representation. Greater Vancouver only. Financial eligibility rules apply.
University of Victoria. The Law Centre.
UVic law students provide free legal advice, drafting of legal documents, and legal representation. Victoria only. Financial eligibility rules apply.
Salvation Army Pro Bono Lawyer Consultant Program
Free legal advice. Financial eligibility rules apply.
Probono map of BC
A website designed to provide a simple, user-friendly way of locating pro bono (free) legal services in various British Columbia communities.
Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
Provides legal advice and assistance in the areas of disability, mental health, and human rights law.
The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia
Assists Aboriginal people with the police or courts by providing legal options, translation and interpretation, and referrals to other agencies. Also assist individuals to prepare for court, accompany individuals to court, and speak on their behalf in some circumstances.
Access Pro Bono Society of BC
Access Pro Bono carries on the services and programs formerly offered by the Western Canada Society to Access Justice and Pro Bono Law of BC. Access Pro Bono offers various services including:
o summary legal advice clinics in community centres, social agencies,
o churches and courthouses located throughout the province;
o a province-wide roster program providing representation services to individuals
o and non-profit organizations of limited means;
o a superior courts civil duty counsel project in Vancouver;
o a Children's Lawyer project in Nanaimo; and
o civil chambers pro bone duty counsel project
British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public concern.
Canadian Bar Association: Low Cost and Free Legal Services
Does not provide legal advice, but identifies sources for free legal education and advice.
British Columbia Supreme Court Self Help Centre
Useful resource – especially for claims in the Vancouver registry