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Service locations

Legal aid services are available over the phone throughout the province. Click the service below to get a list of locations and contact information.

Service hours listed are Pacific Time unless noted otherwise.

Legal aid locations

There are 31 communities in BC where you can apply for legal aid and get legal information. (Service hours are Pacific Time unless stated otherwise).

COVID-19 NOTICE: Legal aid locations are not providing in-person services at this time. You can apply for legal aid only by phone.

Click the community closest to you for:

  • the address, phone number, and hours for your local office; or
  • nearest courthouse intake location.

Abbotsford

Campbell River

Chilliwack

Courtenay

Cranbrook

Dawson Creek

Duncan

Fort St. James

Fort St. John

Hazelton

Kamloops

Kelowna

Nanaimo

Nelson

New Westminster

North Vancouver

Penticton

Port Alberni

Port Coquitlam

Prince George

Prince Rupert

Quesnel

Richmond

Salmon Arm

Smithers

Surrey

Vancouver

Vanderhoof

Vernon

Victoria

Williams Lake

If you have to call long distance to reach a legal aid location, you can phone Service BC and ask them to put your call through for free.

Remember that if you are using a cell phone, the length of the call may still affect your phone bill.

Aboriginal services

Aboriginal community legal workers provide legal information and limited advice services (find locations).

Community partners (see below)

Family advice clinics (see below)

Parents Legal Centres (see below)

Intake outreach (see below)

Family advice clinics

Family advice clinics provide access to legal aid at the following location.

Vancouver

Parents Legal Centres

Parents Legal Centres (PLCs) help parents with child protection matters in the following communities.

Campbell River

Duncan

Kamloops

Prince George

Smithers

Surrey

Terrace

Vancouver

Victoria

Williams Lake

Intake outreach

Legal aid intake outreach is available to Aboriginal communities in the following area.

Fort Nelson

Legal information outreach services

Legal information outreach workers are available in several locations to give legal information and provide referrals (find locations).

Community partners

Community partners provide legal information and connect people to legal aid services (find locations).

Other help

You can also get some help from government agents at Service BC offices across the province. For example, you can:

  • send or receive documents by fax,
  • get our free legal publications, or
  • access a computer to look up legal information on the Internet.