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LABC and Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC sign MOU

LABC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia today to formalize their commitment to work together on Indigenous justice services initiatives.

Statement from the CEO on systemic racism

Legal Aid BC CEO describes how the organization is addressing racism in the justice system.

Service changes will help more people with family law problems

Changes to family law services and financial eligibility mean more help for British Columbians during the pandemic.

Announcing our new name and logo

We’ve adopted the name Legal Aid BC as part of our new brand, after being known as the Legal Services Society since 1979.

Legal aid service updates

Find out the latest information about what legal aid services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal Aid BC moves to phone-only applications for legal aid

Legal Aid BC (LABC) has announced it will only take applications for legal aid over the phone effective immediately.

Legal Aid BC monitors coronavirus situation in effort to protect clients

Legal Aid BC (LABC) is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Parents Legal Centre Vancouver celebrates five years of service

Legal Aid BC’s Parents Legal Centre (PLC) in Vancouver marked its fifth anniversary of helping families and children on February 23, 2020.