If you need assistance in obtaining a lawyer to represent you in British Columbia, you can call the Lawyer Referral Service at 604.687.3221 or toll free 1.800.663.1919 for the name of a lawyer in your area who practises in the area of law relating to your issue.
If you cannot afford to retain a lawyer, there may be options including legal aid, pro bono services and legal clinics. Legal aid services are government-funded or subsidized legal services for people having difficulty affording legal services. Pro bono services are legal services provided by lawyers, free of charge, out of their commitment to the public interest and access to justice. To find out more about qualifying for legal aid, contact the legal aid plan for your province. There are also numerous clinics in the province including the Law Students' Legal Advice Program run by law students at the University of British Columbia. For additional information regarding pro bono services in BC visit accessprobono.ca.