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.

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This webpage outlines the range of free legal aid services available to people with low incomes.
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This plain language booklet gives a general overview of the financial issues surrounding separation, including when it might be possible to apply to the courts to cancel or change a separation agreement and how to ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino
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This booklet explains the process to get welfare, including how to qualify; apply by phone, in person, or online; apply for disability assistance; and appeal a ministry decision. It includes a list of who can help if ...
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Self-help guides for applying for an uncontested divorce. There are separate guides for a sole application (if you are filing for divorce alone) or a joint application (if you are filing for divorce together with the ...
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Explains the basics of BC family law: marriage/marriage-like relationships, separation, divorce, agreements, parenting, child/spousal support, property/debt, and where to get help. Includes chapters for Aboriginal ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish
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Sponsorship Breakdown is for permanent residents who need help when the person sponsoring them in Canada is no longer supporting them. Explains what happens when a sponsorship breaks down, and how to apply for welfare.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Punjabi, Spanish
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Fact sheets and self-help guides on family law in BC. Topics covered include abuse, adoption, child protection/removal, common-law relationships, custody & access, divorce & separation, child support, and spousal ...
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A Supreme Court financial statement (Form F8) is a document that tells the judge/master in a family law case about your income, expenses, assets, and debts. This self-help guide explains how to fill out a financial ...
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This fact sheet provides information for grandparents who want to apply for access to or contact with the grandchild.
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For people facing serious and complex criminal charges who have been denied legal aid but cannot afford a lawyer. Explains why, how, and when to ask the judge to appoint a free lawyer. French version doesn’t include the ...
Also available in: French
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