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News releases issued by or regarding the Legal Services Society (LSS) are listed on this page. To find older releases, go to our Archive. To read media coverage of the Legal Services Society, see LSS in the news. For LSS speeches and presentations, see the Reports section.


Additional federal funding for immigration and refugee legal aid

July 25, 2017

The Legal Services Society has received confirmation that the federal government will provide additional funding to ensure continued legal aid services for immigrants and refugees.

  News release


LSS is no longer taking immigration and refugee applications effective August 1, 2017

June 26, 2017

Due to a lack of funding, effective August 1, 2017, the Legal Services Society will no longer be able to accept applications for immigration and refugee cases. For more information see our FAQ. Read more...

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Provincial investments in justice keep families together, assist with everyday legal issues

March 27, 2017

The BC Ministry of Justice and Attorney General announce funding to continue four existing LSS justice transformation services and open a new Parents Legal Centre in Surrey.

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Law Society adopts vision for publicly funded legal aid in BC

March 6, 2017

The Law Society of BC's Legal Aid Task Force concludes that legal aid is a crucial part of the proper administration of justice in a free and democratic society.

  News release


Canadian Bar Association BC Branch calls for further investment in BC Justice System

February 21, 2017

The CBA-BC's An Agenda for Justice report offers a series of recommendations, including increased funding for legal aid to help BC families in crisis. An Agenda for Justice

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