Legal Aid BC is closed September 30, 2022, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Latest news

News releases and announcements issued by or regarding Legal Aid BC are listed on this page. To find older releases, go to our Archive. To read media coverage about us, see Legal Aid BC in the news. For our speeches and presentations, see the Reports section.
May 30, 2022

Legal Aid BC has increased financial eligibility guidelines

Legal Aid BC has increased the amount someone can earn to receive legal aid.

May 10, 2022

Legal aid service helps people find early resolutions to their criminal legal problems

Legal Aid BC’s expanded service focused on earlier resolutions for criminal cases has been evaluated and the results are in – it’s making a significant impact.

March 22, 2022

New, ongoing funding for Legal Aid BC welcome news

The Ministry of Attorney General has announced it is committing almost $7.5 million in new, ongoing annual funding for Legal Aid BC (LABC) services.

January 14, 2022

One-on-one help needed to achieve digital equity

A Legal Aid BC study finds digital legal resources may be effective for some, but not for others—especially for people who face fundamental barriers.

November 22, 2021

Legal Aid BC's CEO receives award

LABC CEO Mark Benton, QC, received the President's Award from the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice at its conference in Vancouver on November 18, 2021.