On September 30, Legal Aid BC will observe the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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Truth and Reconciliation Day and Legal Aid BC
Legal aid for Fairy Creek protestors
Legal Aid BC is providing legal aid for people facing criminal enforcement proceedings relating to the court injunction at Fairy Creek, or other criminal charges due to part
Legal Aid BC announces new CEO
Michael Bryant will be LABC's next Chief Executive Officer, starting January 17, 2022.
Duty Counsel Day: raising awareness of the impact of dedicated lawyers
Duty counsel are legal aid lawyers who make a difference in the lives of Canadians. Now there's a day to celebrate them.
Distressing news from Kamloops
I know that many of you, like me, are disturbed by the discovery of unmarked graves at the former Residential School in Kamloops, in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nations t
LABC launches broad range of new services during first year of pandemic
Legal Aid BC continued to deliver legal aid services and introduced many new initiatives to support access to justice for British Columbians over the past year.
Gladue report services transition
Beginning April 1, 2021, the Gladue Services Department of the BC First Nations Justice Council will be responsible for the administration and management of the Gladue report program in BC.
LABC and Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC sign MOU
LABC signed a memorandum of understanding with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia today to formalize their commitment to work together on Indigenous justice services initiatives.
LABC signs memorandum of understanding with the BC Métis Federation
LABC signed a memorandum of understanding with the BC Métis Federation today to support the coordination of supportive justice services for Métis people in British Columbia.
Statement from the CEO on systemic racism
Legal Aid BC CEO describes how the organization is addressing racism in the justice system.
Service changes will help more people with family law problems
Changes to family law services and financial eligibility mean more help for British Columbians during the pandemic.
Announcing our new name and logo
While there is still much uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to share some positive changes we’ve made
Legal aid service updates
Find out the latest information about what legal aid services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legal Aid BC moves to phone-only applications for legal aid
Legal Aid BC (LABC) has announced it will only take applications for legal aid over the phone effective immediately.
Legal Aid BC monitors coronavirus situation in effort to protect clients
Legal Aid BC (LABC) is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Parents Legal Centre Vancouver celebrates five years of service
Legal Aid BC’s Parents Legal Centre (PLC) in Vancouver marked its fifth anniversary of helping families and children on February 23, 2020.
Legal aid services back to normal after one-day walkout
Legal Aid BC resumes regular service levels following one-day walkout by staff lawyers last week.
Union representing Legal Aid BC staff lawyers serves strike notice
Legal Aid BC has received 72-hour strike notice from the Professional Employees Association, the association representing the organization's 28 staff lawyers.
Attorney General's announcement of rate increase for legal aid lawyers is welcome news
The Legal Services Society is pleased that the lawyers who do legal aid will be better paid, creating stability for clients
Parents Legal Centre in Smithers: "A Game Changer"
Transition House thanks new Parents Legal Centre in Smithers for being there to help vulnerable mothers.