Legal Aid BC is still here to help you during COVID-19. Find up-to-date information about our services and other legal resources below.
Legal aid applications
General legal aid information
Our community partners are located across the province and can help you get legal aid information.
Legal information services
Child protection services
If you have a child protection matter and there's a Parents Legal Centre in your community, call the office to receive help by phone.
Family advice services
Criminal legal services
If you qualify for assistance from a lawyer on an on-going basis, you'll be referred to a lawyer. If you don't qualify for ongoing assistance but need help with your case before you return to court, we can arrange for a lawyer to speak with you on the phone. In-custody clients will be assisted by duty counsel.
- Family LawLINE, a free telephone advice service for family law matters
- Family Law in BC website
- Aboriginal Legal Aid BC website: your questions about COVID-19 and the legal system answered
- MyLawBC website: guided pathways to address separation and divorce, wills and personal planning, and foreclosure problems; an online negotiation tool to help separating couples make agreements; and free online mediation for preparing a parenting plan
Other legal resources
For other online legal resources during COVID-19, see Clicklaw Wikibooks. Find help for issues such as employment, housing and tenancy, and family law.