Legal

BC Family Law Resource
This website offers a comprehensive survey of family law, divorce law and the court process in British Columbia, Canada. It’s written in plain language, with handy pop-up definitions for legal words and phrases, and covers pretty much everything there is to know about family law and divorce law in the province.

ClickLaw
This site provides legal information, education and help for British Columbians

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program
604-678-5670
Monitors and enforces maintenance orders and agreements for child and spousal support

Family Justice Counsellors
604-660-2421
Based out of Family Justice Centres, counsellors are specially trained to help families with child custody, guardianship, access and support issues.

Legal Advocacy Project
604-254-9626
Provides legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in immigration law and poverty law issues. Interpreters available.

Legal Services Society
604-408-2172
Provides legal aid in BC, including representation by a lawyer, legal advice and legal information. Priority given to people with low incomes.

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program
604-822-5791
Non-profit society run by UBC law students. Provide free advice and representation to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance.

Lawyer Referral Service
604-687-3221
Provides the name and number of a lawyer who will give a half-hour interview and advise whether client had a legal problem.

People’s Law School
604-331-5400
The People’s Law School exists to help you learn about your rights and responsibilities under the law. They make special efforts to serve people who may have particular legal education needs, including seniors, workers, students, immigrants, parents and poor people.

Pro Bono Lawyer Consultant Program
604-694-6647
Provides free half hour consultations with a lawyer to low-income people who can’t afford a lawyer or obtain legal aid.