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: Expert Evidence (2022)1 day (original course date Feb 16, 2022)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 1 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 5 Criminal, Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 5 Criminal, Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Family Law Provincial Court Practice (2022)1 day (original course date April 14, 2022)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 1 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 5 Family, Child Protection - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 5 Family, Child Protection - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Gladue: A New Approach (2022)2 days (original course date April 28 and 29, 2022)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 1 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 11 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 11 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Immigration Issues in Depth (2022)1 day

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Fri, 2 Dec 2022 (9am-4pm) 6 Immigration - Min. contracts: 3 In-Person or Webinar

CLEBC: Criminal Law Practice (2022)1 day (original course date June 7, 2022)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Tue, 13 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 5.5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Wed, 21 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 5.5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Family Law Basics (2022)2 day (original course date June 2 and 3, 2022)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Tue, 13 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 11 Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Wed, 21 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 11 Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Going Solo or Starting a Small Firm (2022)1 day (original course date May 25, 2022)

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 14 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 6 Any / All - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Thu, 22 Dec 2022 (9am-12am) 6 Any / All - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

Bursary program

Apply now




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.