Legal Aid BC Update

 

Legal Aid BC is still here to help your clients. Legal Aid applications are being taken by phone only. Parents Legal Centres (PLCs) and duty counsel can be reached by phone. Our many online and phone-based services remain available. For up-to-date information about LABC services, click LEGAL AID SERVICES

Information on the law and legal system during the COVID-19 crisis will be updated on our Aboriginal Legal Aid in BCFamily Law, and MyLawBC websites.
Click for an overview of Legal Aid online and remote services.

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Check out these Free Publications!

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Who Can Stay in the Family Home

Easy-to-understand, illustrated brochure gives basic information about the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Who Can Stay in the Family Home explains in plain language your rights to the family home on reserve:

  • during your relationship
  • if you and your spouse separate
  • if your spouse dies

Includes scenarios with original drawings by a Métis artist, and where you can get more information and legal help.


Safety in Relationships: Same-Gender

Describes relationship abuse, dispels common myths about abuse involving LGBTQ2S folk, discusses why a person might stay with an abusive partner, provides practical tips for making a plan to stay safely or leave safely, and lists community resources where help is available.

Co-produced with QMUNITY as a resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer community.


Safety in Relationships: Trans Folk

Describes relationship abuse, dispels common myths about abuse involving trans folk, discusses why a person might stay with an abusive partner, provides practical tips for making a plan to stay safely or leave safely, and lists community resources where help is available.

Co-produced with QMUNITY as a resource for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer community.

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Training Videos

We’ve been working hard to turn some conference sessions into videos you can watch and share at work. Check out the new Training Video Library for Community Workers on our Legal Aid website! Many of these videos were filmed in 2019 at our Settlement Workers’ Conference and the Provincial Advocates Conference (hosted jointly by Legal Aid BC and the Law Foundation of BC) — the content is relevant to any community worker interested in Family Law, Residential Tenancy Law in BC, or Legal Resources.