Legal Aid BC Bursary program

Please contact 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: Sentencing (2024)1 day course

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

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

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