LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY (Legal Aid): 1.866.577.2525
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm
FAMILY LAWLINE: (Available through Legal Services Society)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:30am-3:00pm
A telephone advice service by Legal Services Society that provides legal advice and support to assist clients representing themselves with family law issues. In addition to legal advice, the Family LawLINE provides: appointments with the same lawyer; assistance preparing documents; coaching to help you represent yourself through all stages of court and other collaborative processes.
Family LawLINE can arrange for an interpretor if needed.
ACCESS JUSTICE PRO BONO LAW SOCIETY (free 30 minute legal advice):
Virtual appointments available in Whistler through Whistler Community Services: 604-932-0113.
BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM: 604.687.1867
DUTY COUNSEL: 604.981.0200
North Vancouver Provincial Court, 200 E. 23rd Street
If you have a family law issue, you may qualify for help from family duty counsel (FDC) or a family advice lawyer, even if you do not qualify for legal aid lawyer. These services are intended to assist people with low incomes who are representing themselves in court. There is a maximum amount of time that these lawyers can spend assisting you. A drop-in service provided on a first come, first served basis.
VANCOUVER JUSTICE ACCESS CENTRE: 604.660.2084
290 – 800 Hornby Street
• Self-help and information services
• Dispute resolution and mediation options
• Limited legal advice
• Referrals to community resources and agencies
• Free publications
• Courses and presentations
FAMILY JUSTICE CENTRE (Mediators & Counsellors):
Call Service BC to contact a Family justice counsellor 1.800.663.7867
Family justice counsellors can give you information about the law and about the Provincial Family Court process. Services include:
• information and referrals
• help filling out family court forms,
• mediation and conciliation services, and
• help planning a separation agreement
*appointments available in Squamish at Community Corrections, 38077 Second Avenue
LEGAL INFORMATION OUTREACH WORKERS: 604.408.2172
LSS Regional Centre 510 Burrard Street, Suite 400, Vancouver
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
CLICKLAW: legal information online
A library of scripts prepared by lawyers available online or by telephone offering general information on various law topics.
JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY:
Legal information online including legal help guides, information sheets and videos on everyday issues like working, housing, family and crime.
FAMILY JUSTICE: General information about family law in BC.
PEACE BONDS & FAMILY LAW PROTECTION ORDERS:
Information for women in relationships who need protection from violence or the threat of violence.