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



TLABC: A Primer on Driving Law1 hour

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 26 Jun 2024 (12:35pm-1:35pm) 1 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Webinar

CLEBC: Gladue in Practice (2024)2 day course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 4 Jul 2024 (9am-4pm) 12 Criminal - Min. contracts: 6 In-person or Online Webinar

Federation of Law Societies of Canada: National Criminal Law Program (2024)4 day conference

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Mon, 8 Jul 2024 (9am-4:30pm) 22.5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 6 In-person

CLEBC: Introduction to Financial Statements for Lawyers (2024)3 hour course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Mon, 15 Jul 2024 (9am-12am) 3 Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 (9am-12am) 3 Family - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Affidavit Secrets (2024)3 hours

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Tue, 16 Jul 2024 (9am-12pm) 3 General Legal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Sentencing (2024)1 day course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Wed, 17 Jul 2024 (9am-3:20pm) 5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Wed, 24 Jul 2024 (9am-3:20pm) 5 Criminal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

CLEBC: Closing Submissions - It Ain't Over Till It's Over (2024)1 day course

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Thu, 18 Jul 2024 (9am-4pm) 5.5 General Legal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast
Thu, 25 Jul 2024 (9am-4pm) 5.5 General Legal - Min. contracts: 3 Online Rebroadcast

Federation of Law Societies of Canada: National Family Law Program (2024)4 day conference

Course start date CPD Area of law / Contract requirements* Apply now
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 (9am-2pm) 21.5 Family - Min. contracts: 6 In-person

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.