We've opened Parents Legal Centres in Prince George, Smithers, Duncan and Campbell River
Older releases issued by or regarding the Legal Services Society (LSS) are listed on this page. To find newer releases, go to our Latest news page. To read media coverage of the Legal Services Society, see LSS in the news. For LSS speeches and presentations, see the Reports section.
New legal aid services aim to keep families together
December 6, 2018
New service for people with financial security issues
November 9, 2018
LSS will provide unbundled lawyer services for a trial period
CBABC's Agenda for Justice Report Supports Legal Aid
November 7, 2018
The report recommends an increase in legal aid funding for family law issues and for Indigenous services.
AG's incentive payment expected to increase local lawyers taking legal aid cases
October 31, 2018
LSS announces $500 for each family and child protection contract lawyers take in some areas of BC.
Legal aid services are not equivalent to pro bono services
October 24, 2018
LSS responds to a proposal to make it mandatory for lawyers to provide some legal aid services for free.
Legal aid now available to help children stay out of foster care
October 16, 2018
Sometimes a grandparent or other relative is willing to care for a child who is at risk of going into foster care.
Attorney General announces review of legal aid service delivery
October 4, 2018
The review will examine effectiveness of current and potentially new models of service delivery
LSS raises financial eligibility for people who need child protection services
September 27, 2018
Higher income cut-off will increase accessibility of legal aid for child protection cases
New funding, new services
September 4, 2018
LSS has accomplished a lot so far with additional funding from the provincial government. Find out where the money is going.
LSS announces new Parents Legal Centre locations
June 4, 2018
Parents Legal Centres for child protection matters will open in 7 new locations.
Higher lawyer fees required to meet client needs
May 8, 2018
LSS releases briefing paper on inadequacy of lawyer compensation for legal aid work.
Provincial budget delivers welcome news
February 22, 2018
There was good news for the Legal Services Society in the recent provincial government budget speech: the largest funding increase since 2002.