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 how to appeal a conviction for a summary or indictable criminal offence. It is intended for people who may or may not be in custody, but have to conduct an appeal without the help of a lawyer. Includes a sample ...
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This fact sheet describes the child support guidelines and how they work and provides links to the federal guidelines and the tables.
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A self-help guide for the people paying support (the payors) to use if they have been served with a summons for a committal hearing because they haven’t paid maintenance (child and/or spousal support) that they owe. ...
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This self-help guide explains how to serve Provincial or Supreme Court documents outside BC. Includes a PDF for the person who will serve the documents that has step-by-step instructions and a blank affidavit of service ...
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Explains what to do if you cannot pay a court fine on time. Covers the three possible options: paying part of the fine by the due date, asking for an extension, or asking for jail time instead. It also explains what ...
Also available in: French
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List of direct links to the acts, regulations (laws), and court rules for family law issues in BC.
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This fact sheet describes many of the court orders and hearings involved in child protection cases. It is written in plain language and contains an area for writing notes about the details of your case. Updated to ...
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This self-help guide sets out how to serve Provincial or Supreme court documents when the other party is avoiding service or unavailable. Includes links to blank forms.
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This fact sheet provides tips for working well with a lawyer, including how to prepare for meetings, keep records, help the lawyer work efficiently, and follow through on your responsibilities. Also provides a ...
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A brochure for family law lawyers and advocates that describes relationship violence, the indicators of abuse, the risk factors, and what to do if your client has been victimized. It includes safety planning ...
Also available in: French
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