Common Questions

Where can I find legal help I can afford?

Legal Help for British ColumbiansThe HelpMap on Clicklaw is a tool you can use to search for someone in your community who can help with legal problems. Integrated with Google Maps, the HelpMap features pro bono clinics, community-based legal advocates, legal aid offices, and others who provide assistance to people with legal problems. You can search by location or by keywords. For example, see the results when you search for who can help with "court forms".

Legal Help for British Columbians outlines steps to take for over 40 common legal problems. This user-friendly guide highlights free and low-cost options for legal help.

Other good starting points for finding legal help include:

  • Low Cost and Free Legal Services, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides suggestions about where to look for legal help, and includes a list of resources for legal information.
  • Legal Aid Can Help You, describes the legal aid services available from the Legal Services Society.
  • Who Can Help?, from Legal Services Society, lists services that can help with family law problems, such as working out an agreement or applying for court orders.

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Last reviewed June 2016
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