We've opened Parents Legal Centres in Prince George, Smithers, Duncan and Campbell River
2018 news archive
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.
New legal aid services aim to keep families together
New service for people with financial security issues
LSS will provide unbundled lawyer services for a trial period
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
LSS announces new Parents Legal Centre locations
Parents Legal Centres for child protection matters will open in 7 new locations.
Higher lawyer fees required to meet client needs
LSS releases briefing paper on inadequacy of lawyer compensation for legal aid work.
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.