To initiate a legal aid application for a family case on behalf of your client, please see the following instructions and complete the form.
- Advocate-initiated legal aid application instructions (PDF)
- Legal aid application — family case (fillable PDF)
Legal Aid BC accepts email applications from advocates only. Clients should not submit their own applications.
Clients can choose to communicate with LABC directly to discuss their case or they can authorize the advocate to talk to LABC on their behalf. If your client wants to authorize LABC to share information about their application with their advocate, they need to complete, sign, and submit this authorization form to Legal Aid BC:
- Release of personal information (fillable PDF)
Once Legal Aid BC Intake receives the application, we will review it and follow up with the applicant (and/or you) as needed, and tell the applicant (and/or you) about our decision, usually within one week.