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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Links to all the blank forms used in the family law self-help guides on the Family Law in BC website.
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This fact sheet describes the rights common-law partners have if their partner dies.
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Explains who can get income assistance on reserve, what benefits are available, how to apply for income assistance on reserve, your rights and responsibilities while on benefits, and how to appeal a decision about ...
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This plain language brochure outlines legal aid services, and how and where to get help. It provides the phone numbers of all legal aid offices in BC. The other language versions (from 2016) don't include the most ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Kurdish, Punjabi, Spanish
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This fact sheet provides information for step-parents who want to apply for guardianship, custody, or access of or contact with their step-children, and talks about whether step-parents are responsible to pay child ...
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This fact sheet explains under which circumstances and how a child (anyone under 19, or anyone over 19 but with a disability or who is otherwise unable to support him or herself) is entitled to go to court to ask for ...
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Describes how to defend yourself if you are charged with theft under $5,000 and what the prosecutor must prove to find you guilty. Also includes sentencing information, how to get legal help, and a flowchart showing ...
Also available in: French
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This fact sheet describes what the basic guidelines are around debts after separation for married and common-law couples.
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This fact sheet contains a list of the terms and form names used under the old Supreme Court Rules and the new Supreme Court Family Rules that came into effect on July 1, 2010, for people to use if they started cases ...
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This self-help guide explains how and when to use a Notice of Intention to Proceed, a form that you fill out and serve on the other party when there has been a long delay in your Supreme Court action and you want to ...
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