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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Informs Aboriginal parents of their right to get legal advice as soon as social worker contacts them about a child protection issue. Includes how to contact legal aid to find out if you qualify for a free lawyer.
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This infocard highlights legal aid coverage for refugees and the LSS immigration phone service, as well as the intake hours at the Vancouver legal aid office. The card is available in English on one side and French, ...
Also available in: Dari, French, Kurdish, Pashto, Spanish
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Outlines the possible sentences for someone who pleads guilty or a judge finds guilty at trial. Describes what the convicted person can say to the judge before the judge decides on a sentence.
Also available in: French
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This LSS website is for people who identify as Aboriginal, and the people who help them. Features up-to-date community information, links to community-based resources, and features Aboriginal publications.
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A self-help guide for either party to use in GETTING a parenting or child/spousal support order in either the Supreme or Provincial Court of BC if they both agree on the terms. Includes links to blank forms.
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This fact sheet describes a few examples of interjurisdictional issues and what would happen in each situation, including cases begun in BC before one party left the province, cases where the children are in another ...
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This fact sheet explains when older brothers or sisters who are 19 or over may apply to court for guardianship of their siblings who are under 19 and sets out the factors the court considers in making the decision.
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This fact sheet defines child support; identifies the relevant laws and guidelines; defines "undue hardship," "special and extraordinary expenses," and the "40 percent principle"; sets out income tax implications; ...
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This fact sheet provides a brief overview of family law legal issues as they apply to Aboriginal people. Covers caring for children, parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, property, and income assistance.
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This poster gives a step-by-step over of the process for getting parenting and support orders, including which forms you need to file. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act.
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