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
Abbotsford Courthouse 32203 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T1W6 32203 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W6

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

Abbotsford Office
Abbotsford Office 2459 Pauline Street, Abbotsford, BC V2S3S1 2459 Pauline Street, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S1

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

Burns Lake Office
Burns Lake Office 343 Yellowhead Highway 16, Burns Lake, BC V0J1E0 343 Yellowhead Highway 16, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0

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

Campbell River Courthouse
Campbell River Courthouse 500 – 13th Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W6P1 500 – 13th Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 6P1

phone:
250-287-9521
language support:
English
hours:
Monday mornings

Campbell River Office
Campbell River Office #101 - 300 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W4C6 #101 - 300 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C6

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
Chilliwack Office 45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P2C7 45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7

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

Chimo Community Services
Chimo Community Services 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6Y3Z5 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5

phone:
604-279-7077
language support:
English
hours:
First and third Wed. of the month: 1pm to 3pm

Courtenay Courthouse
Courtenay Courthouse 420 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, BC V9N2C4 420 Cumberland Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 2C4

phone:
250-897-1400 (McPhee Ave Office)
language support:
English
hours:
Call for hours.

Courtenay Office
Courtenay Office 1625 B McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N3A6 1625 B McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 3A6

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
Cranbrook Office 5 - 12th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C2R8 5 - 12th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2R8

phone:
1-877-426-4066 (toll free)
250-426-4066
language support:
English
hours:
Intake: Monday and Wednesday — 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Note:
service restriction:
Note: Closed Fridays mid-June to mid-September

Dawson Creek Office
Dawson Creek Office 201 - 10300 - 10th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G3T6 201 - 10300 - 10th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3T6

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
Duncan Office 238 Government St, Duncan, BC V9L1A5 238 Government St, Duncan, BC V9L 1A5

phone:
250-753-4396
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesdays — 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays — 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fort St. James Office
Fort St. James Office 2537 Stones Bay Road, Fort St. James, BC V0J1P0 2537 Stones Bay Road, Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

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

Fort St. John Office
Fort St. John Office 9830 - 110th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J2T1 9830 - 110th Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2T1

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
Hazelton Courthouse 2210 West Highway 62, Hazelton, BC V0J1Y0 2210 West Highway 62, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

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
Hazelton Office 4305 Field Street, Hazelton, BC V0J1Y0 4305 Field Street, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0

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
Kamloops Courthouse 2nd Floor, 455 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C6K4 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
Kamloops Office 208 – 300 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C6L1 208 – 300 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6L1

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
Kelowna Courthouse 251 - 1355 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y9R3 251 - 1355 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

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
Kelowna Office 210-347 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y8C7 210-347 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8C7

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
Langley Office 206 - 20641 Logan Avenue, Langley, BC V3A7R3 206 - 20641 Logan Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 7R3

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

Nanaimo Courthouse
Nanaimo Courthouse 35 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R0B3 35 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 0B3

phone:
250-753-4396 (Nanaimo local agent office)
language support:
English
hours:
Tuesday - 9:00 am to 11:30 am (Criminal applications only)

Nanaimo Office
Nanaimo Office 210 Milton Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R2K6 210 Milton Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2K6

phone:
250-753-4396
language support:
English
hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday — 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday — 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nelson Office
Nelson Office 203 - 514 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L4E7 203 - 514 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E7

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

New Westminster Courthouse
New Westminster Courthouse Begbie Square, 651 Carnarvon Street, Room 222, New Westminster, BC V3M1C9 Begbie Square, 651 Carnarvon Street, Room 222, New Westminster, BC V3M 1C9

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
North Vancouver Office 200 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L2L4 200 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L4

phone:
604-980-7000
language support:
English
hours:
Tue to Fri: 9am to 3pm

Penticton Office
Penticton Office #106 – 100 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A5A5 #106 – 100 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5A5

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
Port Alberni Office 5029 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y1V5 5029 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V5

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 Courthouse
Port Coquitlam Courthouse 2620 Mary Hill Road (Room 323), Port Coquitlam, BC V3C3B2 2620 Mary Hill Road (Room 323), Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B2

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.

Prince George Law Courts
Prince George Law Courts 250 George Street, (Outside Courtroom #104), Prince George, BC V2L5S2 250 George Street, (Outside Courtroom #104), Prince George, BC V2L 5S2

phone:
250 564-9717 (Prince George local agent)
language support:
English
hours:
Wed. and Thurs. — 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm.

Prince George Office
Prince George Office 277 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L1R1 277 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1R1

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 (Terrace Regional Centre satellite office)
Prince Rupert (Terrace Regional Centre satellite office) c/o Government Agent Office; 201 - 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J1L2 c/o Government Agent Office; 201 - 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L2

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
Quesnel Office 342 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J2R4 342 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 2R4

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

Richmond Office
Richmond Office 201 - 8171 Cook Road, Richmond, BC V6Y1S2 201 - 8171 Cook Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 1S2

phone:
604-370-0094
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.; Tuesday and Thursday - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Friday — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Richmond Provincial Courthouse
Richmond Provincial Courthouse 7577 Elmbridge Way (Room 206), Richmond, BC V6X4J2 7577 Elmbridge Way (Room 206), Richmond, BC V6X 4J2

phone:
604-660-6900
language support:
English
hours:
Tues. and Thurs: 9am to 12 pm

Salmon Arm Office
Salmon Arm Office 550 2nd Ave. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E4S4 550 2nd Ave. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4S4

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

Smithers Office
Smithers Office 3793 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J2N0 3793 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

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

Surrey Courthouse
Surrey Courthouse 14340 - 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X1B2 14340 - 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 1B2

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
Surrey Office 10706 King George Boulevard, Suite 102, Surrey, BC V3T2X3 10706 King George Boulevard, Suite 102, Surrey, BC V3T 2X3

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 Regional Centre
Terrace Regional Centre 207 - 3228 Kalum Street, Terrace, BC V8G2N1 207 - 3228 Kalum Street, Terrace, BC V8G 2N1

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 Regional Centre Intake
Vancouver Regional Centre Intake 425 - 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C3A8 425 - 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8

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
Vanderhoof Courthouse 2440 Bute Avenue, Vanderhoof, BC V0J3A0 2440 Bute Avenue, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

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

Vanderhoof Office
Vanderhoof Office 2575 Bute Avenue, PO Box 1430, Vanderhoof, BC V0J3A0 2575 Bute Avenue, PO Box 1430, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

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
Vernon Courthouse 3001 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T4W5 3001 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 4W5

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
Vernon Office 3105 - 31st Avenue Suite E, Vernon, BC V1T2G9 3105 - 31st Avenue Suite E, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9

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
Victoria Law Courts Room 134A - 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W1B4 Room 134A - 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B4

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
Victoria Office 218 - 852 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W1H8 218 - 852 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8

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

Western Communities Courthouse
Western Communities Courthouse 1756 Island Hwy., Victoria, BC V9B1H8 1756 Island Hwy., Victoria, BC V9B 1H8

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
Williams Lake Courthouse 540 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G1R8 540 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R8

phone:
250-267-5454
language support:
English
hours:
Wednesday and Thursday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or by appointment arranged by the intake worker.

Last updated January 29, 2016