Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Family Duty Counsel (British Columbia)

Province/Territory
British Columbia

Type of service
Family Court Services

Services offered
For information regarding family duty counsel please refer to the following Web site: http://www.lss.bc.ca/legal_aid/familyDutyCounsel.php

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing

Department responsible
Legal Services Society of British Columbia

How to access this service
Duty counsel for Provincial and Supreme Courts are available on a walk-in basis in 46 court locations in BC. They are also available by appointment in Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, Victoria, Prince George and Vancouver.

For a list of court locations served by Family Duty Counsel see:
http://www.lss.bc.ca/legal_aid/familyDutyCounsel.php

Language(s)
Not applicable

Publications/information
Not applicable

Costs
Service is available free of charge for qualifying low income clients. Duty counsel may be able to help you even if you're not financially eligible. (See Do I qualify for legal advice? on the Legal Aid website.)

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Not applicable

Contact person(s)
Not applicable

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