Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Family Advice Lawyer Services (British Columbia)
Type of service
Information & Resource Centres
For information regarding Family Advice Lawyer services please refer to the following website: Family Advice Lawyer Services (British Columbia)
Pilot or ongoing service
Legal Services Society of British Columbia
How to access this service
Family advice lawyers are available at the Vancouver Justice Access Centre, the Nanaimo Justice Access Centre, the Victoria Justice Access Centre and the Family Justice Centres in Kelowna and New Westminster, and at courthouses in Kamloops, Prince George, and Surrey.Services are available by referral from a family justice counsellor or a child support officer.
Three hours of service are available free of charge to qualifying low income clients. If your income exceeds the low income level you may still receive up to one hour of advice from a family duty counsel lawyer if you’re in mediation and have received a referral through a family justice counsellor. Please see http://www.lss.bc.ca/legal_aid/doIQualifyAdvice.php for more information.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
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