Peter A Allard School of Law

Resources

Regular Lawyer Referral Service

You can receive a free half-hour consultation with an expert lawyer by following these steps:

  1. Call our Lawyer Referral Service telephone line at 604-687-3221 (in Metro Vancouver) or 1-800-663-1919 from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
  2. Briefly explain your legal problem. Our staff will then provide you with the name and contact information of a suitable lawyer to help you.
  3. If schedules allow, your lawyer will provide you a free half-hour consultation to determine your legal needs and how you can serve them.
  4. If you’d like further help from your lawyer, you can retain them at an agreeable rate of charge. There's no obligation for either party to continue after the free consultation.

Please don't confuse our Lawyer Referral Service with legal aid. In BC, legal aid is provided exclusively by Legal Aid BC to British Columbians on very low income who qualify for their services.

Family LawLINE

If you are a person with a low income experiencing a family law issue, you may be eligible for free legal advice over the telephone from a family lawyer.

To be considered for the Family LawLINE service, call our province-wide Call Centre at 604-408-2172 (in Greater Vancouver) or 1-866-577-2525 (elsewhere in BC) during the following times:

  • Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri — 9 am to 3 pm, and Wed — 9 am to 2:30 pm

Family LawLINE lawyers give brief "next step" advice about family law issues such as:

  • parenting time or contact,
  • guardianship / parenting time,
  • child support,
  • spousal support,
  • property division (limited advice),
  • family agreements,
  • child protection, and
  • court procedures.

You may be able to get this help whether or not you qualify for a legal aid lawyer.

Wellness Hotline (24hr)

Phone: 1-855-242-3310
Website:  https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/

First Nations and Indigenous Crisis Line

Offered through the KUU-US Crisis Line Society
Phone: toll-free at 1-800-588-8717

Freedom of Information Request (BC)

Address:
PO Box 9569
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9K1

Office: 1-250-387-1321
Email: FOI.Requests@gov.bc.ca
Fax: 1-250-387-9843
Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/about-the-bc-government/open-government/open-information/freedom-of-information/submit-a-personal-freedom-of-information-request

Legal Referral Services

BC: 1-800-663-1919
AB: 1-800-661-1095
SK: 306-569-8242
MB: 204-943-2305


Class Actions to Apply for:

Sixties Scoop Metis and Non-Status Indian Class Action

Website: https://kmlaw.ca/cases/sixties-scoop-metis-non-status-indian-class-action/
Toll Free: 1-866-778-7986
Email: metisnonstatus60sscoopclassaction@kmlaw.ca

Indigenous Child Welfare Class Action

Murphy Battista LLP
Toll-free: 1-888-683-9621
Website: https://www.murphybattista.com/practice-areas/class-action-lawsuits/indigenous-child-welfare-class-action/

Sexual Misconduct Class Action

Law firm: Murphy Battista LLP
Lawyer: Janelle O’Conner
Email: oconnor@murphybattista.com
Phone: 604-683-9621

Federal Indian Day School class action

Website: https://indiandayschools.com/en/
Clams Administrator: 1-888-221-2898
Class Counsel: 1-844-539-3815

“Indian Boarding Homes” Class Action & “Indian Hospitals” Class Action

Klein Lawyers LLP
Address: #400 - 1385 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9
Phone: 604-874-7171
Website: 
https://www.callkleinlawyers.com/

Millennium Scoop Class Action

Miller Titerle
Address: 638 Smithe St #300, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E3
Phone: 604-681-4112
Website: 
https://sotosclassactions.com/cases/current-cases/first-nations-youth/

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