I need legal help but cannot afford a lawyer. Where can I get free legal help or advice?
You can check with Legal Services Society, Phone: (604) 408-2172 (Lower Mainland), 1-866-577-2525 (toll free, outside the Lower Mainland). They provide legal services to B.C. residents who are living in poverty. Law librarians provide general legal information, and referral services, by telephone. **Please note librarians are not allowed to interpret the laws and accompany the clients to court. The UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program [Phone: 822-5791] gives free legal advice. Phone them for information on the times and locations of the law clinics, full-time help during the summer and at night during the school year, in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Office hours are 8:30 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. You might also want to consider the Lawyer Referral Service at (604) 687-3221 inside the Lower Mainland, or 1-800-663-1919 outside the Lower Mainland. They have reduced rates for the first half-hour of consultation, to help people decide if they need to hire a lawyer. After that