British Columbia - Legal aid

Several dozen Vancouver lawyers plan to withdraw their services this summer to protest a lack of legal aid funding. At least 100 Vancouver lawyers plan not to take any legal aid clients for five...
Keywords: Government Policy, Legal Aid, British Columbia
Cuts to legal aid in B.C. have created barriers for women fleeing domestic violence, and abusive partners able to use the legal system to continue harassment. There is currently a 25-hour funding cap...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Violence, Women, British Columbia
West Coast LEAF has proposed two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia. The first recommendation is a pilot project with lawyers working in community agencies so...
Keywords: Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, British Columbia
The Legal Services Society (LSS), the administer of Legal Aid in BC, is facing a large budget shortfall and is advising legal aid lawyers not to book any criminal, child protection cases or do any...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
A report released yesterday calls on the provincial government to restore funding and begin a strategic reform of the criminal justice system. The report, “Justice Denied - The Causes of B.C.’s...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
The Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch has launched a public education campaign for additional legal aid funding in BC, called We Need Legal Aid. The campaign’s website features information and...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia
"We Need Legal Aid" is the name of a new website produced by the Canadian Bar Association BC to press for more provincial funding for legal aid in that province. http://www.weneedlegalaid.com You...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
"It is shameful that in our wealthy province we no longer have resources available which would give real help to parties in this situation," wrote B.C. Supreme Court Justice Loryl Russell in a...
Keywords: Family, Legal Aid, Women, British Columbia
A group of B.C. lawyers providing duty counsel services have announced their plan to disrupt the system through a refusal to provide services. They will target the beginning of 2012 to stop serving...
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Aid, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
The City of Vancouver has struggled to force the owners of two Vancouver Single Room Occupancy hotels to clean up their properties and fix the multitude of reported problems. Recently the situation...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
100 Mile House & District Women's Centre has received funding from the Legal Services Society to provide a range of legal services in the 100 Mile House area. More details area available in this...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in BC. Check out their website if you are looking for a lawyer, a legal aid office, legal advice and legal information.
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) provides a number of legal and advocacy services in the areas of disability, mental, human rights and poverty.
Keywords: CLAS, Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
The LSLAP (Law Students' Legal Advice Program) was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit society, to provide free legal advice and representation for the poor and disadvantaged. Part of the program is...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Research, British Columbia
The Electronic Legal Aid Newsletter (ELAN) is published 9 times year by the Legal Services Society. ELAN is designed to keep community workers up to date about LSS services and resources. The...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
The Coalition For Public Legal Services' mission is to renew British Columbia's commitment to legal aid!
Keywords: Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia
Len Doust's report, "Foundation for Change: Report on the Public Legal Commission on Legal Aid in BC" reflects problems with lack of services: "The need for legal aid for poverty law matters is...
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia
The ELAN (Electronic Legal Aid News) blog is intended primarily for community workers, other intermediaries, librarians, and the general public. It focuses primarily on promoting Legal Services...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia
It’s time for a complete overhaul of BC’s legal aid system, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund)....
Keywords: Legal Aid, British Columbia