Legal Aid BC


Business Number: 132364951RR0001

Every year, we help thousands of ordinary people like you find solutions to their legal problems. Your donations help make this work possible.

Everyone deals with the law at some point

From divorce, to writing a will, to run-ins with the law, everyone knows someone who has dealt with a legal problem. Trying to deal with the problem yourself can be overwhelming and can feel impossible. Not everyone can afford a lawyer though. We're here to help those people.

We provide legal aid in BC

We are the official legal aid provider in BC. We help people navigate the legal maze and solve their legal problems. This help includes publications, websites, and other self-help resources for the people who don’t qualify for a lawyer.

These materials are 100% free to anyone who needs them and can help you save time, money, and energy while you deal with your legal issue.

Our resources help tens of thousands of people every year

Every year, we distribute over 100,000 free publications to British Columbians who need help with the law. Our Family Law in BC website's Do-it-yourself divorce guide alone helps more than 50,000 people a year, walking them through the divorce process and saving them thousands of dollars by staying out of court. Our newest site, MyLawBC takes this approach further.  It walks you through a process using the answers you give to diagnose your legal issue and give you a tailored, step-by-step plan that you can use to resolve your legal problem.

"I am filing for divorce and the instructions are very clear and easy to understand.... Of great assistance!"—Family Law in BC website user

Your donations help us create and improve resources for the people who need them

Our resources help people in dire need. If our materials helped you or someone you know — or even if you just believe that everyone has the right to effectively use our legal system — consider donating. Your donations mean that more people in BC can solve their legal problems quickly, cheaply, and painlessly.

What People Are Saying

"[MyLawBC], kind of, brought me back to centre on “It’s OK.” It’s not about what broke down; it’s [about] the legal situation… It made me feel better. It made me, kinda, come back to centre, and kinda go “OK…I am going to find some answers.”"

— MyLawBC user

"I think it’s really, really, really good. I wish this were available 7 years ago [when I was going through a divorce]. I really do. "

— MyLawBC, Dialogue Tool user

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