We provide legal assistance to low-income people across British Columbia. We focus on legal issues in the areas of: housing security, income security, human rights, mental health rights, and workers’ rights. We offer a wide variety of legal services, including: summary legal advice to outline your options and point you in the right direction, guidance to help you represent yourself, and full representation.
We provide representation to people who: have applied to contest their involuntary detention under the B.C. Mental Health Act at a hearing before the Mental Health Review Board; or who have a BC Review Board Hearing under the Mental Disorder Provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. If you have either kind of hearing coming up, you can contact our office for assistance.
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.
We provide a dedicated legal support service exclusively for advocates and community workers in B.C.