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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Describes what abuse is, how to protect yourself and your children, what the courts can do, deciding parenting arrangements, and where to get help and support. Includes a checklist of what to take with you when you ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish
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This fact sheet describes the difference between Provincial and Supreme Court for family law issues and explains when you might use each court.
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This fact sheet describes both final orders and interim orders, and touches on how to appeal and change orders and how to make an interim order into a final order.
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Describes how to defend yourself if you are charged with a breach of a court order and what the prosecutor must prove to find you guilty. Includes sentencing information and how to get legal help.
Also available in: French
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This fact sheet presents some questions and answers about the new Supreme Court Family Rules that came into effect on July 1, 2010 that changed many Supreme Court family law court processes.
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A 4½-minute Spanish video about sponsorship breakdown depicting the fictional case of a woman in an abusive relationship, who learns from a coworker that she can leave her abusive husband without losing her permanent ...
Also available in: Spanish, Spanish
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This self-help guide explains how to apply for an interim family order (for issues such as parenting, child/spousal support, and property) in the Supreme Court of BC if the parties don't agree on the terms. Includes ...
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This self-help guide is for you if you are required to or wish to have a Judicial Case Conference (JCC) in BC Supreme Court. A JCC is a confidential meeting between you, the other party, and a judge or master to help ...
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This fact sheet provides a list of people and organizations who can help with filling out court forms, explains where these organizations are located, and provides links to more information about them.
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This fact sheet explains what divorce is, including the difference between uncontested and contested divorce, what's required to get a divorce, and an overview of the process. Also lists several available resources for ...
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