Legal Aid BC is closed September 30, 2022, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Advice counsel (lawyers)

If you know someone in custody at a police lock-up who is awaiting a bail hearing, they can get legal advice over the phone during the evenings and on weekends and holidays.

Advice counsel services are available by calling:

1-888-595-5677 (no charge from anywhere in BC)

Hours (Pacific Time):

Mon to Fri — 6 pm to 10 pm

Weekends and statutory holidays — 8 am to 10 pm

Lawyers do not conduct teleconference bail hearings.

Police should fax the proposed "conditions of release" to the lawyer at 1-866-639-5733.