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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Explains what happens if the Director of Child Welfare has concerns about a child's safety or plans to remove them. Describes collaborative (shared) planning, decision-making options, presentation/protection hearings. ...
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This revised booklet is for homeowners who can’t make their mortgage payments, or have received a Petition to go to court. It explains what homeowners can do during foreclosure, and lists agencies that can help. ...
Also available in: French
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This fact sheet provides information about who can help you come to an agreement with your spouse about your family law issues. Includes descriptions of family justice counsellors, mediators, and collaborative family ...
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Affidavits must be sworn by a commissioner of oaths. Commissioners of oaths might be lawyers, notaries, government officials, and others. This fact sheet provides a list of all the people who are authorized to act as ...
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Grandparents or other relatives raising a relative's child may be entitled to government benefits. This fact sheet contains charts describing the kinds of benefits they might get and under what circumstances, and links ...
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This flowchart explains the process of seeking refugee protection in Canada. It outlines the steps for people who make a claim upon arrival and also for those who are already in BC. The chart also notes when and how to ...
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This fact sheet explains what it means when the court makes a no contact order against someone involved in a family violence incident. It describes the five types of no contact orders and what might happen if someone ...
Also available in: French
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Fact sheet that describes what the law says about dividing property/debt, defines family property, family debt, and excluded property, sets out when and how unequal division is possible, and outlines time limits for ...
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Short, easy-to-understand brochure that outlines what happens when someone is charged with a criminal offence. It briefly describes the first steps in the court process and the different options that might be available.
Also available in: French
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Self-help guide for starting (or responding to an application for) most family law cases in Supreme Court. Includes a link to the Notice of Family Claim Form that provides details about you, your spouse, your ...
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