Surveys and evaluations

Legal Aid BC regularly surveys stakeholders for feedback about our programs and services. Stakeholders include the public, LABC clients, lawyers, and LABC staff. LABC also evaluates ongoing services and pilot projects to ensure they're fulfilling their objectives and meeting client needs.

The PDFs of these reports are listed below. To view a report older than six years, see our Archive.

Client Satisfaction Survey

A survey with LABC clients to gain a broader knowledge of the client experience accessing LABC programs and services.

Community Engagement

  • 2020 Community Dialogues Report – Feedback from community consultation with legal aid clients and service providers across BC regarding legal aid priorities.

Criminal Law Services

Everyday Legal Needs Survey

A survey of British Columbians with low incomes on the types of legal problems they are facing, how they are dealing with these legal problems, and how these legal problems affect their perceptions of the justice system in BC.   

2020 Everyday Legal Needs Survey

2018 Everyday Legal Needs Survey


Family Law & Child Protection Services

Indigenous Services

Lawyer Services

  • 2018 Local Lawyer Incentive Survey – Feedback from lawyers on the proposed lawyer incentive plan and suggestions for other incentives to encourage lawyers to take on more legal aid family and/or child protection contract.

  • 2015 Tariff Simplification Evaluation Report – Evaluation investigates the impact of simplifying the criminal, family, and CFCSA tariffs.

Public Legal Education and Information

Public Opinion Poll

A province wide survey with BC residents to understand the awareness, knowledge, and attitudes around legal aid in BC.

Tariff Lawyer Survey

A survey of legal aid lawyers on their satisfaction with the supports LABC providers to lawyers taking legal aid contracts.