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Legal Aid BC has a range of free services that might be able to help. We give priority to people with low incomes. But many of our services are available to all British Columbians. We can help you access legal information, advice, and representation services.

What can I find on this website? 

What can I find on this website? 
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You can find free legal information about legal rights for Aboriginal peoples. You can also find out about our free information services, including:

How do I apply for legal aid?

How do I apply for legal aid?
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You can apply by contacting your local legal aid location. See the map at the bottom of this page to find your nearest location.

If there isn't a legal aid location in your community, contact the Legal Aid BC Call Centre.

Have your financial and court information handy when you apply. To find out what information you need to apply, see the Legal Aid BC website. If you don't have all the documents we need, we'll tell you what to do next.

How can I get legal advice?

How can I get legal advice?
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If you don't qualify for representation by a legal aid lawyer, you might still be able to get free legal advice through our duty counsel lawyers and other services. Our services include:

Criminal law

Family law

Immigration law

See the Legal Aid BC website to find out if you qualify for legal advice.

Will a lawyer represent me?

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If you qualify, you might be able to get a lawyer to take your case for:

  • serious family problems
  • child protection matters (see Parents Legal Centre)
  • criminal law issues
  • some immigration, mental health, and prison law issues

How do I get free child support mediation?

How do I get free child support mediation?
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Mediation can help everyone involved in your child's case to work together to decide on a plan of care and agree on what's best for your child. 

You and the other parent can get free online mediation to help you make a child support agreement, or make parenting arrangements, or both.

You can learn more about this service and other dispute resolution services available on MyLawBC.


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    Aboriginal community legal workers — Give legal information and limited advice services

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    Legal Aid BC — Legal information, advice, and representation services for people with low incomes.