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

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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.

Legal Assistance

Publications include Stated Cases and Property Assessment Appeal Board Decisions for BC.

Law Publishers

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

Law Reform

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

Law Societies and Associations

The Canadian Association of Crown Counsel is the national Association which represents the collective interests of Crown prosecutors and Crown lawyers.

Law Societies and Associations

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

Law Societies and Associations, Legal Education, Lawyers' Assistance

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

Law Reform

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

Law Reform

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

Legal Education

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

Law Publishers

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.

Legal Assistance

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.

Legal Education

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

Law Libraries, Legal Education

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

Law Publishers

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the national coordinating body of Canada’s 14 provincial and territorial law societies

Law Societies and Associations

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

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

Legal Assistance

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

Legal Assistance

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

Legal Education

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.

Legal Assistance

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

Lawyers' Assistance

The Legal Services Society (LSS) was established by the LSS Act to provide legal aid in BC.

Legal Assistance

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

Law Libraries

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

The Law Society funds personal counselling and referral services through LifeWorks Canada Ltd. Service.

Lawyers' Assistance

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.

Legal Assistance

Through unique services tailored to individual strengths and needs, PLEA helps children, youth, adults and families who face significant challenges lead fulfilling lives within their communities.

Legal Assistance

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 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 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 provides free legal education and information to help British Columbians effectively deal with the legal problems of everyday life.

Patricia Byrne