Legal Aid Intake Services


The Legal Services Society (LSS) provides intake at more than 50 legal aid office and courthouse locations across BC. To qualify for a legal aid lawyer, your legal problem must be covered by our legal aid rules and you must meet our financial guidelines. When applying, intake staff will ask you for complete and true information about your legal problem, income, savings, and assets. Proof of the financial information provided is required.


topic
Abuse & family violence; Children & teens; Crimes & offences; Family law; Immigrants & refugees; Legal help & lawyers
type of service
Legal advice, representation or advocacy; Information or self-help
location

Abbotsford Courthouse
32203 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W6

phone:
phone:
604-852-2141
language support:
English
hours:
Monday and Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Abbotsford Office
2459 Pauline Street, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S1

phone:
phone:
604-852-2141
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Burns Lake Office
343 Yellowhead Highway 16, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0

phone:
phone:
250-692-3339
language support:
English
hours:
Mon to Fri: 8:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 4:30pm

Campbell River Courthouse
500 – 13th Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 6P1

phone:
phone:
250-287-9521 (Dogwood office)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday mornings

Campbell River Office
1261 Ironwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 5T4

phone:
phone:
250-287-9521
language support:
English
hours:
Wednesday and Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chilliwack Office
45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7

phone:
phone:
604-793-7243
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday— 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Courtenay Courthouse
420 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 2C4

phone:
phone:
250-897-1400 (McPhee Ave Office)
language support:
English
hours:
Thursday mornings

Courtenay Office
1625 B McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 3A6

phone:
phone:
250-897-1400
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday — 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Thursday — 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cranbrook Office
5 - 12th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2R8

phone:
phone:
1-877-426-4066 (toll free)
250-426-4066
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Note: Closed Fridays mid-June to mid-September
service restriction:
Note: Closed Fridays mid-June to mid-September

Dawson Creek Office
201 - 10300 - 10th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T6

phone:
phone:
250-782-7366
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Duncan Office
238 Government St, Duncan, BC V9L 1A5

phone:
phone:
250-753-4396
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesdays — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursdays — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fort St. James Office
2537 Stones Bay Road, Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

phone:
phone:
1-866-614-6999 (toll free)
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday — 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort St. John Office
9830 - 110th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2T1

phone:
phone:
250-785-8089
language support:
English
hours:
Monday and Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hazelton Courthouse
2210 West Highway 62, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

phone:
phone:
1-877-842-5218 (toll free)
250-842-5218
language support:
English
hours:
for criminal matters, every third Friday (if judge available); for family matters, every first Wednesday of the month — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Hazelton Office
4305 Field Street, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

phone:
phone:
1-877-842-5218 (toll free)
250-842-5218
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday — 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kamloops Courthouse
2nd Floor, 455 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6K4

language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kamloops Office
208 – 300 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6L1

phone:
phone:
250-314-1900
language support:
English
hours:
Monday and Wednesday — 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday — 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kelowna Courthouse
251 - 1355 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

phone:
phone:
(250) 763-8613 (Kelowna local agent)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kelowna Office
210-347 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8C7

phone:
phone:
(250) 763-8613
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a..m and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Langley Office
206 - 20641 Logan Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 7R3

phone:
phone:
(604) 532-8898
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nanaimo Justice Access Centre
302 - 65 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9

phone:
phone:
1-800-578-8511 (toll free)
250-741-5447
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nanaimo Office
210 Milton Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2K6

phone:
phone:
250-753-4396
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday — 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nelson Office
203 - 514 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E7

phone:
phone:
1-877-426-4066 (toll free)
language support:
English
hours:
Friday — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New Westminster Courthouse
Begbie Square, 651 Carnarvon Street, Room 222, New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9

phone:
phone:
(604) 585-6595 (Surrey local agent)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

North Vancouver Office
200 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L4

phone:
phone:
604-980-7000
language support:
English
hours:
May through August: Mon to Wed. — 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4:30 pm September through April: Mon to Thurs — 8:30am to 3pm

Penticton Office
#106 – 100 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5A5

phone:
phone:
250-493-7164
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Port Alberni Office
5029 Aryle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V5

phone:
phone:
1-877-724-0111 (toll free)
250-724-5137
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Port Coquitlam LSS
323 - 2620 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B2

phone:
phone:
604-472-0634
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m./1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Port Hardy Office (in the Lighthouse resource centre)
8635 Granville Street, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

phone:
phone:
250-949-8125 (ext 226)
language support:
English
hours:
Wed and Thurs: 9am to 4pm
service restriction:
Office is located next door to Light House Research Centre

Prince George Law Courts
250 George Street, Rm 1042 or 1043, Prince George, BC V2L 5S2

phone:
phone:
250 564-9717 (Prince George local agent)
language support:
English
hours:
Tues and Thursday — 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Prince George Office
1057 Third Avenue, Prince George, BC V2L 3E3

phone:
phone:
250 564-9717
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Prince Rupert LSS
201 - 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L2

phone:
phone:
250-624-7701 or 1-800-787-2511
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Quesnel Office
342 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 2R4

phone:
phone:
250-992-8387
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday and Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30

Richmond Office
300 - 8055 Anderson Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 1S2

phone:
phone:
604-273-9311
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Wed. — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; First and third Wed: 1 to 3pm (Chimo); Tue. and Thu: 9am to 12 pm (courthouse room 206) and 1 to 4pm (Office); Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Salmon Arm Office
550 2nd Ave. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S4

phone:
phone:
250-545-3666
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday — 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Smithers Office
3793 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

phone:
phone:
1-877-842-5218 (toll free)
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Surrey Courthouse
14340 - 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 1B2

phone:
phone:
(604) 585-6595 (Surrey local agent)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Surrey Office
10706 King George Boulevard, Suite 102, Surrey, BC V3T 2X3

phone:
phone:
604-585-6595
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Terrace LSS
207 - 3228 Kalum Street, Terrace, BC V8G 2N1

phone:
phone:
1-800-787-2511 (toll free)
250-635-2133
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vancouver LSS
425 - 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8

phone:
phone:
604-601-6206
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vanderhoof Courthouse
2440 Bute Avenue, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

phone:
phone:
250-567-2810 (Vanderhoof local agent)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vanderhoof Office
2575 Bute Avenue, PO Box 1430, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

phone:
phone:
1-866-614-6999 (toll free)
250-567-2810
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vernon Courthouse
3001 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 4W5

phone:
phone:
250-545-3666 (31st Ave office)
language support:
English
hours:
Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m; Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;

Vernon Office
3105 - 31st Avenue Suite E, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9

phone:
phone:
250-545-3666
language support:
English
hours:
Monday — 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday — 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Thursday — 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.;

Victoria Law Courts
Room 134A - 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B4

phone:
phone:
250 388-4516 (Victoria legal aid office)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Victoria Office
218 - 852 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8

phone:
phone:
250-388-4516
language support:
English
hours:
Monday to Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Western Communities Courthouse
1756 Island Hwy., Victoria, BC V9B 1H8

phone:
phone:
250 388-4516 (Victoria legal aid office)
language support:
English
hours:
Monday and Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Every other Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Williams Lake Courthouse
540 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R8

phone:
phone:
250-398-7359 (Oliver St. office)
language support:
English
hours:
Wednesday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.;

Williams Lake Office
201 - 369 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4

phone:
phone:
250-398-7359
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday and Thursday* — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m./1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last updated November 24, 2014