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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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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Fact sheet about relationship abuse (family violence) explains peace bonds, no contact orders, and family law protection orders. Lists legal resources and where to get more information about peace bonds and family ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Farsi (Persian), Punjabi, Spanish
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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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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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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 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 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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A 6½-minute video in Spanish about making a sponsoring application for permanent residency within Canada.
Also available in: Spanish
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