2017 news archive

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Older releases issued by or regarding the Legal Aid BC are listed on this page. To find newer releases, go to our Latest news page. To read media coverage of Legal Aid BC, see Legal Aid BC in the news. For Legal Aid BC speeches and presentations, see the Reports section.

November 10, 2017

Continued funding for immigration and refugee legal aid

Thanks to discussions between the federal and provincial governments, the Legal Services Society has received a commitment for additional immigration and refugee funding that will ensure the continuation of services to the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year (March 31, 2018).

July 25, 2017

Additional federal funding for immigration and refugee legal aid

View July 25, 2017 Media Release about Legal Services Society receiving confirmation of additional government funding to ensure continued legal aid services for immigrants and refugees.

June 26, 2017

LSS is no longer taking immigration and refugee applications effective August 1, 2017

Due to a lack of funding, effective August 1, 2017, the Legal Services Society will no longer be able to accept applications for immigration and refugee cases. For more information see our FAQ.

March 27, 2017

Provincial investments in justice keep families together, assist with everyday legal issues

The BC Ministry of Justice and Attorney General announce funding to continue four existing LSS justice transformation services and open a new Parents Legal Centre in Surrey.

March 6, 2017

Law Society adopts vision for publicly funded legal aid in BC

The Law Society of BC's Legal Aid Task Force concludes that legal aid is a crucial part of the proper administration of justice in a free and democratic society.

February 21, 2017

Canadian Bar Association BC Branch calls for further investment in BC Justice System

The CBA-BC's An Agenda for Justice report offers a series of recommendations, including increased funding for legal aid to help BC families in crisis.