800 Smithe Street. (in the Vancouver Law Courts building). 604-660-2841
For proficient legal researchers and the general public. Provides video tutorials on BC court rules and legislation, finding precedents, and legal research help.
604-687-1867 (crisis and intake line) or 1-855-687-1868
Provides: legal info & support (by phone or in person); court accompaniments in Metro Vancouver; help with complaints related to the legal system; workshops for women who are representing themselves; referrals to volunteer lawyers for legal advice on a limited basis; information, support, and advocacy with family & immigration law issues; preparation & accompaniment for family court; advocacy with lawyers or other members of the legal system; help with family law, immigration and refugee and child protection.
604-408-2172 or 1-866-577-2525
Advice from lawyers on family law issues for people with lower incomes. Topics include: parenting time or contact/access, guardianship/custody, child support, spousal support, property division, family agreements, adoption, and court procedures. Find out if you qualify financially
604-822-5791 (English) or 604-684-1628 (Chinese)
Note that law students are unable to provide legal advice over the phone, but can set up appointments to meet with eligible clients in person to offer free legal advice and representation. Clinics are located throughout Metro Vancouver. LSLAP cannot assist with family law issues or personal injury, among other things.
Get help with BCSC, BCCA, BCHRT court forms. These clinics are run by volunteer paralegals with the supervision of duty counsel (a lawyer). The clinic can help with: Supreme Court of BC civil court pleadings, civil court forms relating to employment, foreclosures and residential tenancy matters, Supreme Court of BC family court forms, Court of Appeal family law pleadings and organizing appeal books, and BC Human Rights Tribunal forms.
290-800 Hornby Street (in the Vancouver Law Courts building)
Provides information in person and on their website on family law issues (divorce and separation, custody and access, child or spousal support) and civil law issues (income assistance, rental and owned housing, employment, debt or finance, immigration and refugee, human rights, consumer issues and wills and estates). The centre does not provide information on criminal issues or small claims court forms and filings. There are computers available to use and staff assistance to fill out forms relating to family and civil law issues.
For low-income women (including self-identified/transwomen) in the Downtown Eastside.
Legal Advocacy Program for Women in the DTES: Information, advice & referrals in many areas of law.
Weekly Summary Legal Advice Clinic: Short legal advice to answer your questions (up to 30 minutes).
Women’s Court Form Preparation Clinic: Volunteer Paralegals with the supervision of duty counsel (a lawyer) help you fill out court forms.
101-148 Alexander Street
Provides free legal services to the Indigenous community in the Downtown Eastside, including free legal representation for those who qualify for legal assistance and have a legal issue that falls under the jurisdiction of the British Columbia provincial courts. Student clinicians are also available to assist clients from Monday-Wednesday each week.