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News releases and announcements 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.

New legal aid service offers early resolution for criminal cases

May 15, 2019
We've launched a new province-wide criminal law service to help people who wouldn’t normally qualify for legal aid.

Lawyer Withdrawal of Legal Aid Services Averted

March 29, 2019
Lawyers who do legal aid have voted to accept a bargaining incentive payment that ends scheduled work stoppage.

The Legal Services Society prepares for the possible withdrawal of lawyer services

March 21, 2019
Lawyers who do legal aid have voted in favour of withdrawing their services April 1. People who need legal aid can expect delays if that should happen.

A strategy for reconciliation

March 11, 2019
The Legal Services Society announces its new Reconciliation Action Plan to advance reconciliation and ensure legal aid services better meet the needs of Indigenous peoples.

New legal aid services aim to keep families together

December 6, 2018
We've opened Parents Legal Centres in Prince George, Smithers, Duncan and Campbell River