In addition to North Shore Pro Bono family mediation and estate planning clinics, there are other resources available in the community for free or low-cost legal help, including legal aid, other pro bono services, legal clinics and advocates.

Some options are as follows:

Battered Women’s Support Services: (Lower Mainland – Civil, Family) Provides education, advocacy and support services to battered women in aim to eliminating of violence and advancing equality for all women.                              Crisis and Intake Line: 604-687-1867

Toll-free: 1-855-687-1868

 BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support: (Province-wide – Civil, Family, Wills) Provides legal information and advice for individuals over 55 years of age or experiencing elder abuse. Unable to assist hospitalized seniors.                               Phone: 604-437-1940                  Toll-free: 1-866-437-1940

 BC Civil Liberties Association: (Province-wide – Civil, Criminal, Human Rights) Preserves,

defends, maintains and extends civil liberties and human rights in BC through its advocacy in action, policy and community education programs.                                Phone: 604-687-2919                  Toll-free: 1-866-731-7507

 BC Coalition of People with Disabilities: (Province-wide – Civil, Disability, Family, Human Rights) Provides advocacy and support to persons with disabilities.                           Phone: 604-872-1278                  Toll-free: 1-800-683-1278

 BC Human Rights Coalition: (Province-wide – Human Rights) Community based organization that promotes and strengthens human rights in BC via information, education, training, investigation, meditation and advocacy services.                               Phone: 604-689-8474                  Toll-free: 1-877-689-8474

 BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre: (Province-wide – Civil, Human Rights, Poverty) Non-profit law firm that advances the interests of groups generally underrepresented in issues of major public concern through test case litigation.                           Phone: 604-687-3063

Clicklaw: (Province-wide – All areas of law) Website features public legal information and education from over 24 contributor organizations; includes online HelpMap.

Community Legal Assistance Society: (Province-wide – Civil, Disability, Human Rights, Poverty) Provides legal representation to disadvantaged people throughout BC in areas of poverty, disability, workers’ compensation, EI, mental health, human rights and equality law.                              Phone: 604-685-3425                  Toll-free: 1-888-685-6222

Credit Counselling Society of BC: (Province-wide – Non-Legal) Provides free and confidential credit counselling services, debt consolidation, repayment and settlement programs, money management education, budgeting assistance, information and referral services.                               Toll-free: 1-888-527-8999         Email:

 Dial-A-Law (CBA-BC Branch):  (Province-wide – All areas of law) Free 24-hour-a-day telephone service that provides access to a library of pre-recorded messages on general legal information.           Phone: 604-687-4680

Toll-free: 1-800-565-5297

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program: (Lower Mainland – Civil, Criminal, Immigration, Poverty) UBC Law students provide free legal advice and legal representation in specific matters at clinics throughout the Lower Mainland.                              Phone: 604-822-5791

First Nations Legal Clinic Toll-free: 1-888-684-7874

Lawyer Referral Service (CBA-BC Branch): (Province-wide – All areas of law) Enables the public to access lawyers practicing in particular areas of law by arranging consultations up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25 plus tax. Standard rates apply thereafter if client retains lawyer.

Phone: 604-687-3221                  Toll-free: 1-800-663-1919

Legal Aid & Family LAWLINE (Legal Services Society of BC): (Province-wide – Criminal, Family, Immigration) Provides free government-funded legal services to low-income individuals in mandated areas where personal security at risk.                    

Call Centre: 604-408-2172         Toll-free: 1-866-577-2525

Mosaic: (Lower Mainland – Immigration) Multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society.                     Phone: 604-254-9626                  Email:

PovNet: (Province-wide – Civil, Disability, Family, Poverty) Provides online tools for communication and access to legal information on poverty-related issues in BC; includes online map for locating local community advocates.

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre: (Province-wide – Landlord/Tenant) Provides tenants with legal education and information about residential tenancy law through its tenant info line, multilingual publications, and workshops.                        Phone: 604-255-0546                  Toll-free: 1-800-665-1185