2018 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.

December 6, 2018

New legal aid services aim to keep families together

We've opened Parents Legal Centres in Prince George, Smithers, Duncan and Campbell River

November 9, 2018

New service for people with financial security issues

LSS will provide unbundled lawyer services for a trial period

November 7, 2018

CBABC's Agenda for Justice Report Supports Legal Aid

The report recommends an increase in legal aid funding for family law issues and for Indigenous services.

October 31, 2018

AG's incentive payment expected to increase local lawyers taking legal aid cases

LSS announces an incentive payment for each family and child protection contract accepted by a lawyer in a community where LSS is having difficulty placing cases with local lawyers.

October 24, 2018

Legal aid services are not equivalent to pro bono services

LSS responds to a proposal to make it mandatory for lawyers to provide some legal aid services for free.

October 16, 2018

Legal aid now available to help children stay out of foster care

Sometimes a grandparent or other relative is willing to care for a child who is at risk of going into foster care.

October 4, 2018

Attorney General announces review of legal aid service delivery

On October 4, 2018, Attorney General David Eby, QC, announced the appointment of Jamie Maclaren, QC, to conduct an external review of legal aid service delivery in BC.

September 27, 2018

LSS raises financial eligibility for people who need child protection services

Higher income cut-off will increase accessibility of legal aid for child protection cases

September 4, 2018

New funding, new services

LSS has accomplished a lot so far with additional funding from the provincial government. Find out where the money is going.

June 4, 2018

LSS announces new Parents Legal Centre locations

Parents Legal Centres for child protection matters will open in 7 new locations.

May 8, 2018

Higher lawyer fees required to meet client needs

LSS releases briefing paper on inadequacy of lawyer compensation for legal aid work.

February 22, 2018

Provincial budget delivers welcome news

There was good news for the Legal Services Society in the recent provincial government budget speech: the largest funding increase since 2002.