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Legal Resources

Where to go for help if you’re looking for legal advice

Access Pro Bono
This for those that cannot afford a lawyer, legal advice in most areas of law is given through free clinics held throughout Vancouver. Appointments can be booked by calling 604-878-7400 or 1-877-762-6664, or online.

Clicklaw
Provides access to legal information and offers several options on solving legal problems. It is available online.

Dial-a-Law
Provides access to free information of the law in British Columbia, including knowing your legal rights for buying or repairing a car.  Visit their website or listen to information on the telephone by calling 604-687-4680 or 1-800-565-5297.

Lawyer Referral
This is not a stand-alone organization – it is Access Pro Bono which is for those that cannot afford a lawyer, half hour of free legal advice. The consultation will determine if there is a legal problem. The service operates by telephone and can be reached at 604-687-3221 or 1-800-663-1919. Clicklaw Provides access to legal information and offers several options on solving legal problems.

UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP)
LSLAP assists low-income earners who live in the Greater Vancouver area with various legal issues.  Everything that students put out needs to be confirmed by supervising lawyers, therefore their response time is about 2 – 3 weeks.  Call 604-822-5791 to book an appointment to speak to a clinician or visit their website.

University of Victoria – The Law Centre
The Law Centre provides free legal representation to people in the Greater Victoria area who qualify for legal assistance.  Call 250-385-1221 to discuss your eligibility for their services.  To determine your eligibility there is an income and asset test, as well as many other factors that will be taken into account to determine the services that might be available to you or visit their website.

If you have any questions, please contact VSA Consumer Services.

NOTE: This is to provide general information and is not intended to be legal advice.