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September 24, 2021

Truth and Reconciliation Day and Legal Aid BC

On September 30, Legal Aid BC will observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

September 21, 2021

Legal aid for Fairy Creek protestors

Legal Aid BC is providing legal aid for people facing criminal enforcement proceedings relating to the court injunction at Fairy Creek, or other criminal charges due to part

September 13, 2021

Legal Aid BC announces new CEO

Michael Bryant will be LABC's next Chief Executive Officer, starting January 17, 2022.

August 18, 2021

Duty Counsel Day: raising awareness of the impact of dedicated lawyers

Duty counsel are legal aid lawyers who make a difference in the lives of Canadians. Now there's a day to celebrate them.

June 1, 2021

Distressing news from Kamloops

I know that many of you, like me, are disturbed by the discovery of unmarked graves at the former Residential School in Kamloops, in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nations t

March 18, 2021

LABC launches broad range of new services during first year of pandemic

Legal Aid BC continued to deliver legal aid services and introduced many new initiatives to support access to justice for British Columbians over the past year.

March 15, 2021

Gladue report services transition

Beginning April 1, 2021, the Gladue Services Department of the BC First Nations Justice Council will be responsible for the administration and management of the Gladue report program in BC.

December 17, 2020

LABC and Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC sign MOU

LABC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia today to formalize their commitment to work together on Indigenous justice services initiatives.

November 18, 2020

LABC signs memorandum of understanding with the BC Métis Federation

LABC signed a memorandum of understanding with the BC Métis Federation today to support the coordination of supportive justice services for Métis people in British Columbia.

October 16, 2020

Statement from the CEO on systemic racism

Legal Aid BC CEO describes how the organization is addressing racism in the justice system.

September 28, 2020

Service changes will help more people with family law problems

Changes to family law services and financial eligibility mean more help for British Columbians during the pandemic.

May 28, 2020

Announcing our new name and logo

While there is still much uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to share some positive changes we’ve made

March 23, 2020

Legal aid service updates

Find out the latest information about what legal aid services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 17, 2020

Legal Aid BC moves to phone-only applications for legal aid

Legal Aid BC (LABC) has announced it will only take applications for legal aid over the phone effective immediately.

March 16, 2020

Legal Aid BC monitors coronavirus situation in effort to protect clients

Legal Aid BC (LABC) is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

February 26, 2020

Parents Legal Centre Vancouver celebrates five years of service

Legal Aid BC’s Parents Legal Centre (PLC) in Vancouver marked its fifth anniversary of helping families and children on February 23, 2020.

November 4, 2019

Legal aid services back to normal after one-day walkout

Legal Aid BC resumes regular service levels following one-day walkout by staff lawyers last week.

October 29, 2019

Union representing Legal Aid BC staff lawyers serves strike notice

Legal Aid BC has received 72-hour strike notice from the Professional Employees Association, the association representing the organization's 28 staff lawyers.

October 15, 2019

Attorney General's announcement of rate increase for legal aid lawyers is welcome news

The Legal Services Society is pleased that the lawyers who do legal aid will be better paid, creating stability for clients

October 1, 2019

Parents Legal Centre in Smithers: "A Game Changer"

Transition House thanks new Parents Legal Centre in Smithers for being there to help vulnerable mothers.