Community members gathered in Prince George to celebrate the official opening of the Parents Legal Centre there, which helps families facing child protection cases.
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Parents Legal Centre officially opens in Prince George
August 23, 2019
LSS welcomes additional immigration legal aid funding
August 14, 2019
The federal government has announced a one-time top-up for immigration legal aid services in BC at a time when refugee claims are increasing.
Free help for separated couples negotiating parenting plans
July 24, 2019
The Legal Services Society has launched a free, online service to help separated couples negotiate parenting time, vacations and other important details of their children’s care.
Community gathers to officially open Parents Legal Centre in Campbell River
July 12, 2019
Our new Parents Legal Centre in Campbell River held its grand opening event July 11, 2019.
Improving access to justice with the Triple Aim
June 14, 2019
The Legal Services Society (LSS) is pleased to join Attorney General David Eby, QC, Access to Justice BC, and 50 other organizations in endorsing a commitment to improving BC’s justice system.
New legal aid service offers early resolution for criminal cases
May 15, 2019
We've launched a new province-wide criminal law service to help people who wouldn’t normally qualify for legal aid.
Lawyer withdrawal of legal aid services averted
March 29, 2019
Lawyers who do legal aid have voted to accept a bargaining incentive payment that ends scheduled work stoppage.
The Legal Services Society prepares for the possible withdrawal of lawyer services
March 21, 2019
Lawyers who do legal aid have voted in favour of withdrawing their services April 1. People who need legal aid can expect delays if that should happen.
A strategy for reconciliation
March 11, 2019
The Legal Services Society announces its new Reconciliation Action Plan to advance reconciliation and ensure legal aid services better meet the needs of Indigenous peoples.