CLAS Programs

Community Law Program

We provide legal assistance to people in B.C. with problems in the areas of workers’ rights, income security, housing, mental health and human rights. We offer different kinds of legal services, including: summary legal advice to outline your options and point you in the right direction; assistance to help you represent yourself; and full representation.

Mental Health Law Program

We provide legal advice and representation to people who: have been involuntarily detained pursuant to the BC Mental Health Act; or have custody or conditional discharge disposition orders pursuant to the Mental Disorder Provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. If you have been involuntarily detained under the Mental Health Act or require representation at a BC Criminal Code Review Board hearing, contact our office and, depending on our capacity, we will either assist you or provide you options, including potential referrals.

BC Human Rights Clinic

We provide representation to complainants who have cases before the BC Human Rights Tribunal. If your application for representation by our Clinic is accepted, an advocate will assist you with the early stages of your complaint, including exploring settlement. Although most cases settle, should your case go to a hearing, a lawyer may be able to assist you in your preparation and potentially even represent you at your hearing.

Community Advocate Support Line

We provide a dedicated legal support service exclusively for advocates and community workers in B.C.


CLAS News

Job posting HRC Legal Advocate

Job posting at the Community Legal Assistance Society: Human Rights Clinic Legal Advocate (Permanent, Full-time) - closes September 1, 2017 at noon PST

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Is Justice Served in the Omar Khadr Case?

CLAS human rights lawyer Dan Soiseth discusses the Canadian Government's apology and settlement with former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr - Roundhouse Radio 98.3. July 10, 2017.

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Challenging 'Deemed Consent' in our Health Care System

CLAS lawyer Kevin Love discusses the case on Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani - Roundhouse Radio 98.3

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