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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Provides information about questioning witnesses if you're representing yourself plus sample questions to ask.
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Links to all of the self-help guides available on the Family Law in British Columbia website. These guides cover provincial court and supreme court.
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This fact sheet describes the rights of youth when their parents separate and what the courts consider when making custody decisions.
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This fact sheet provides information in plain language about the Extended Family Program. Under the program, parents who are temporarily unable to care for their children can ask to have their children placed in the ...
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This poster provides a step-by-step overview of the Aboriginal child protection process and the rights of Aboriginal children and families. Note: If printing, use 11x17 paper.
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This fact sheet describes the course (a free, three-hour information session for BC parents and other family members, dealing with parenting and support issues) and who can/must attend it.
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This fact sheet identifies the law around child protection for Aboriginal children in BC, sets out some aspects of the child protection/removal process, and explains parents' and band rights and responsibilities.
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Effective July 1, 2010, if you have a family law case in Supreme Court, you have to use new forms and follow new processes. This fact sheet points you to all of the resources on the Family Law website that can help you ...
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If you're going to Provincial Court for a trial, you need to know what happens in court, and you'll have to prepare a trial book. This factsheet explains how to prepare for court.
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A 6½-minute video in Spanish about making a sponsoring application for permanent residency within Canada.
Also available in: Spanish
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