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We're the Legal Services Society.

About us

We're the Legal Services Society (LSS). We provide legal aid in BC.

Legal aid is a range of free services. Our services include legal information, legal advice, and representation (a lawyer to take your case).

Our priority is to serve the interests of people with low incomes. But many of our services are available to all British Columbians.


We're here to help

Our websites get more than 1.5 million visits each year. More than 150,000 people order our free publications on a wide range of legal topics each year.

Every year we help tens of thousands of British Columbians with:

  • serious family problems,
  • child protection matters,
  • criminal law issues, and
  • immigration issues.

Our funding

We're a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979. We're a registered Canadian charity.

We're funded by the provincial government, with additional support from the Law Foundation of BC and the Notary Foundation of BC. We're accountable to the public and remain independent of government.


Contact us

Call Centre (legal aid applications)

Greater Vancouver: 604-408-2172
Outside Greater Vancouver: 1-866-577-2525 (call no charge)

Administration (general inquiries only)

Greater Vancouver: 604-601-6000
400 – 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3A8