Legal Aid BC Bursary program

Please contact lawyers.resources@legalaid.bc.ca if you have any questions or comments. View past bursaries.

First, find and select a course you
would like to take.


Next, apply for a bursary using the application form below.


Finally, we'll contact you via email to complete your application.

*Qualification requirements: contract area of law and minimum number of contracts required over the last 12 months



CLEBC: Going Solo or Starting a Small Firm (2022)1 day course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 25 May 2022 (9am-4:30pm) 6 Any / All - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

CLEBC: Family Law Basics (2022)2 day course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 2 Jun 2022 (9am-4:30pm) 11 Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

TLABC: Family Violence 3: Children2.5 hour course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 2 Jun 2022 (9am-11:30am) 2.5 Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

CLEBC: Criminal Law Practice (2022)1 day course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Tue, 7 Jun 2022 (9am-4pm) 5.5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

Federation of Law Societies of Canada: National Criminal Law Program (2022)4 day conference

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Mon, 4 Jul 2022 (9am-4:30pm) 21.5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 6 In-person

Federation of Law Societies of Canada: National Family Law Program (2022)4 day conference

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Mon, 25 Jul 2022 (9am-2pm) 20 Family - Min. contracts: 6 In-person

DivorceMate: Replay 1: Mastering Income Determination (2021) 1 hour (original course date: 14 Apr 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 1 Family - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

DivorceMate: Replay 2: Mastering Shared Custody Calculations (2021)1 hour (original course date: 14 Apr 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 1 Family - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

DivorceMate: Replay 3: Mastering Special Expenses (2021)1 hour (original course date: 21 Apr 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 1 Family - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

TLABC: Criminal Defence 1: What is an "Expert" and When Do You Need…1 hour (original course date: 9 Sept 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 1 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

TLABC: Criminal Seminar: New Decade - New Approaches (2021)1 day (original course date: 24 Sept 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 6 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

TLABC: Criminal Defence 2: Communicating With Your Expert Witness (2021)1 hour (original course date: 10 Nov 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 1 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

TLABC: BC Family Maintenance Agency: An Overview (2021)1 hour (original course date: 10 Nov 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
On-demand 1 Family - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

Bursary program

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Legal Aid BC is committed to supporting the learning and development of Indigenous legal aid lawyers.
Legal aid contract commitment

Note: Each event has its own eligibility criteria and contract commitment. See the table above for details.

  • For courses that support a specific area of law, at least three contracts within that area must be accepted over the next 12 months.
  • For cultural competency or general skills courses, at least three contracts must be accepted (across any area) over the next 12 months.

Duty Counsel: The contract commitment can be met through 12 duty counsel shifts, or a combination of duty counsel shifts and standard tariff contracts. Eg:

  • Four (4) duty counsel shifts two (2) standard contracts
  • Eight (8) duty counsel shifts and one (1) standard contract

*four (4) duty counsel shifts equate to one (1) standard contract

New legal aid lawyers who do not meet the minimum requirement of three (3) contracts should contact lawyers.resources@legalaid.bc.ca


Certain information within the application may be shared with the course provider for administrative purposes.