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



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
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 (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
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 (On-demand) 1 Family - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

DivorceMate: Replay 3: Mastering Special Expenses (2021)1 hour (original course date: 23 Apr 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Fri, 29 Oct 2021 (On-demand) 1 Family - Min. contracts: 3 On-demand

TLABC: Children and Mental Health: Considerations for Family Lawyers2 hours

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 (9am-11am) 2 Family, Child Protection - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

TLABC: "Making the Most Of Expert Evidence" Criminal Defence 4: Dea…1 hour

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 2 Feb 2022 (12:35pm-1:35pm) 1 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

CLEBC: Aboriginal Law Conference (2021)1 day (original course date 4 Nov 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Fri, 4 Mar 2022 (All-day) 6.25 Cultural Competency - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Immigration Issues in Depth (2021)1 day (original course date 3 Dec 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 9 Mar 2022 (All-day) 5.25 Immigration - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Unbundled Legal Services and Limited Retainers (2021)3.75 hours (original course date 3 Nov 2021)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 9 Mar 2022 (All-day) 3 General Legal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

Bursary program

Apply now




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