Our Summary Advice Program offers free legal advice to low and modest income individuals by telephone, online or in person at one of several dozen clinics across BC. Our volunteer lawyers provide up to a half-hour of advice at each appointment, with the possibility of more appointments as needed.
Our volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice to low and modest income individuals on a full range of legal issues, including family, immigration, criminal, and civil law (such as debt, employment, welfare and housing matters).
A map and list of our normal in-person clinic locations are available here. In person service is currently on hold due to health and safety concerns.
To book a clinic appointment, please call our Client Line at 604-878-7400 or 1-877-762-6664 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM or from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Alternatively, you can fill out our Online Triage Form.
Summary Advice re BC's Mental Health Act
Our volunteer lawyers also offer free 30-minute legal advice appointments by telephone to individuals detained under the Mental Health Act (or their family members). They can advise on the following topics:
- What it means to be certified under the Mental Health Act
- How to apply for a review
- Legal test and procedures at review hearings
- How to prepare for a hearing
To book a clinic appointment for advice concerning rights and remedies under the Mental Health Act, please call our Client Line at the numbers and times listed above, or fill out our Online Triage Form.