Law Related Groups

The legal community in BC is made of myriad associations, societies, foundations and other organizations that support the profession and the public.

This section is still under development. Find an organization by category or alphabetically.

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Access Pro Bono Society of BC

Access Pro Bono (“APB”) is a non-profit organization that promotes access to justice in BC by providing and fostering quality pro bono legal services to people and non-profit organizations of limited means.

BC Law Institute

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) carries out scholarly research, writing and analysis for law reform.

BC Paralegal Association

The BC Paralegal Association (BCPA) is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organization of over 800 paralegals, paralegal program students and law related organizations.

Canadian Bar Association

The CBA is committed to providing relevant professional development programming accessible to members of the legal profession across Canada.

Canadian Centre For Elder Law

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is a national organization created in 2003 as a division of the British Columbia Law Institute.

Canadian Forum On Civil Justice

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to interdisciplinary research on access to justice and civil justice reform.

Canadian Institute Of Resources Law

The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is the leading national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada’s natural resources.


Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business, is Canada’s leading source of intelligent information solutions for legal, tax, finance and human resource professionals.

Community Legal Assistance Society

CLAS is a non-profit legal aid society that assists people with legal problems, particularly those with a low income or a physical or mental disability, or people whose human rights need protection.

Continuing Legal Education Society Of BC

The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) is the most respected and most often relied upon source of continuing professional education for British Columbia lawyers and their support staff.

Courthouse Libraries BC

Provides legal information services to the legal community and the public in 29 libraries, via phone, e-mail and the website.

Dye & Durham Corporation

Offering relevant industry education and news, Dye & Durham has been providing the legal industry with reliable information and support services for over 140 years.


The Law Society of British Columbia operates Juricert as a service to authenticate the online identities and professional statuses

Justice Access Centre

Teams at the Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria Justice Access Centres can help with family and civil justice issues.

Justice Education Society

The Justice Education Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the legal capability of individuals and building the capacity of justice systems.

Justice Institute Of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals.

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program

LSLAP is a volunteer-based, student-run program that holds a number of legal advice clinics throughout the Lower Mainland to assist low-income individuals with a variety of poverty law issues.

Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP)

The Lawyers Assistance Program is an independent organization of members of the legal community (lawyers, judges, families and support staff).

Legislative Library Of BC

The Legislative Library provides information and research services to the Legislative Assembly and legislative staff.

LexisNexis Canada Inc

LexisNexis is a leading global provider of information and tools that enable legal professionals to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes.

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia facilitates and enhances access to justice by assisting Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system to obtain fair, just, equitable and culturally sensitive treatment.

Optum Canada

The Law Society funds personal counselling and referral services through Optum.

The Law Foundation of BC

The Law Foundation of British Columbia receives the interest on lawyers’ pooled trust accounts and makes program and project grants in five areas

The Medical Legal Liaison Committee

The Medical-Legal Liaison Committee is a joint committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, The Doctors of BC and the Law Society of BC.

The Medical Legal Society of B.C.

The principal objective of The Medical Legal Society of British Columbia is to promote all aspects of medical legal and scientific knowledge to professionals in the medical/legal fields.

The People’s Law School

The People’s Law School provides free legal education and information to help British Columbians effectively deal with the legal problems of everyday life.