Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
The Canadian Bar Association operates two public programs, which you can learn more about through their website: www.BCCBA.org.
Lawyer Referral Service
First, there is the Lawyer Referral Service, which refers a caller to a practicing lawyer for family or domestic violence related issues. If the lawyer is available, he/she will provide up to 30 minutes of consultation for $25 plus taxes. After the consultation, the fees to be charged are strictly between the lawyer and the client. The lawyer is not obliged to accept the applicant's case and the applicant is under no obligation to retain the lawyer. Available Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Lawyer Referral Service T: 604.687.3221 Toll Free: 1.800.663.1919.
The other program offered is Dial-A-Law, which offers 26 family scripts prepared by lawyers, covering various issues in Family Law e.g. Family Violence (script 155), Child Support (117) and Spousal Support (123), Dividing up Family Assets (124), Family Court (110), etc. The scripts are available online and by telephone. Recordings are available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Punjabi (partial). Toll free: 1.800.565.5297
Publication Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5T3