Legal Services Society

The Legal Services Society (LSS) provides legal aid in BC. Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information. LSS gives priority to people with low incomes, but many of its services are available to all British Columbians. LSS's mission is to provide innovative and collaborative legal aid services that enable people with low incomes to effectively address their issues within the justice system.

View website

Online Resources

Showing 8 results

Sort by:

An introduction to the new BC Family Law Act in effect March 18, 2013. Includes information about: language changes, making agreements to stay out of court, parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, dividing ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish
View PDF from Legal Services Society


This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law. Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as which laws apply, reaching agreements, and issues involving children.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish
View PDF from Legal Services Society


This fact sheet offers answers to commonly asked questions about the new BC Family Law Act. Topics include what happens if you already have a case in the court system, how the new legal terms about parenting could ...
Also available in: French
View PDF from Legal Services Society


Online fact sheet describes and provides links to three new booklets published by the People’s Law School about government benefits and services for seniors.
View website from Legal Services Society


The Factum is a Legal Services Society blog about the law in British Columbia and how people can navigate the legal system. While it talks a bit about all aspects of the law, it focuses mainly on how the legal system ...
View website from Legal Services Society


This fact sheet outlines client and lawyer roles and responsibilities, so each knows what to expect from the legal aid contract. It also explains what the lawyer’s time on the case includes, what the lawyer can’t do, ...
View ordering details from Legal Services Society


This poster in English, French, and Spanish provides information on how to contact Legal Aid and find out about free legal help
View ordering details from Legal Services Society


Plain language booklet for Aboriginal peoples explains how to prepare a Gladue submission to help the judge decide bail or sentencing. Includes a Gladue factors checklist and a worksheet to help Aboriginal peoples, ...
View ordering details from Legal Services Society