Legal Aid BC systems are undergoing an upgrade June 23 – 24. Staff will only be proceeding with matters that require immediate attention during this time. If your matter is not urgent, please call the following week. Your patience is appreciated.

Duty counsel lawyers for immigration law matters

Legal Aid BC provides duty counsel for people in detention at the Canada Border Services Agency's enforcement centre in Vancouver.

Duty counsel:

  • give you advice regarding procedures,
  • give you advice regarding your legal rights, and
  • may appear on your behalf at detention hearings.

You do not have to meet Legal Aid BC financial eligibility requirements to receive these services.