A non-profit organization that provides free legal service for low income clients. Free 30 minute appointment with a practicing lawyer. Lawyers do not appear in court but can assist you in preparation
Programs and Services include:
Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) – speak to someone about abuse
Elder Law Clinic and Legal Advocacy Program – gives legal advice to seniors
Victim Services Program – information, support and referrals for victims of abuse
Free Workshops – from elder abuse awareness to financial literacy and community groups
Dial-A-Law is a library of pre-recorded messages prepared by lawyers to provide practical information on specific topics of law as they apply in BC, but not legal advice. If you need further information, you should consult a lawyer. Dial-A-Law is a free service available by telephone and internet. For a list of topics call and request a brochure. Chinese and Punjabi also available.
Staff lawyers and a legal advocate provide legal advice, advocacy and representation, in areas of law related to elder abuse; to people age 55+ who are not able to access legal help elsewhere due to low income or other barriers. Provide legal information and support on issues relating to housing (residential tenancy), debt, government benefits (CPP, OAS, GIS, etc.), financial exploitation, guardianship/capacity, abuse/neglect, residential care, and discrimination. Funded by the Law Foundation of BC. Hours: 8am-8pm daily excluding statutory holidays. Toll Free: 1(866) 437-1940
TTY Hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. TTY: (604)-428-3359 Toll Free: 1 (855) 306-1443
A non-profit organization that offers free legal advice and representation to low-income earners throughout the Lower Mainland. Volunteer UBC law students, working under the guidance of supervising lawyers, provide legal expertise in various areas of the law. Areas covered: WCB, employment, small claims, first time criminal offenses, immigration, welfare, CPP and fraud. Call for more information.
Public service that refers lawyers to the public. Lawyers who participate in the program offer an initial no-obligation consultation of up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25.00 plus taxes.
A free service provided by Legal Services Society of BC. We provide a range of free services that may help people with low income. We offer legal information, legal advice, or legal representation on some specific legal issues. To discover the legal areas that we may help you in or to apply for legal services, please contact our offices or visit our website
Go to the Nidus website to learn about how to protect your wishes with a Representation Agreement, a legal document in BC that allows you to authorize someone to assist you or act on your behalf. Nidus is a non-profit charity offering expertise on Representation Agreements through information and self-help forms. They also have information on Enduring Powers of Attorney, advance directives and living wills. Register your completed documents with the Nidus Personal Planning Registry or contact us.
This program provides reliable quality poverty law legal services to the diverse BC public. The goal is to ensure fair access to income support programs and services through information, support and one-on-one advocacy for the following areas: Income Assistance, Housing, Federal Income Related Programs and Public Education. Services are also available in Punjabi.
Newton Advocacy Programs Contact Information
Contact Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm | Monday – Friday