There are some legal issues on which we do not give advice. If you contact us about any of these issues, we will send you general information or direct you to another organisation that can help you. The Law Centre provides advice, support and representation to clients who cannot afford a lawyer. Thousands of people living in the capital district are cared for every year. The Legal Centre also offers legal education programs to the public. Visit Clicklaw for information on legal services and resources. Look for Clicklaw`s help card to find free, low-cost legal services in your community. A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a bailiff appointed to keep the peace. Justices of the peace may perform certain judicial functions, such as: conducting court proceedings, issuing court orders, and many other services. Justices of the peace do not need formal legal training. Visit Justice of the Peace (Provincial Court of British Columbia) for more information.
We also provide free referrals and legal advice to eligible individuals. If your hearing date is more than six days away, you may be able to get legal advice from a lawyer to help you prepare. We also have information about our legal services and how to use them in many languages. Check our available languages and interpreters. Visit Indigenous Legal Resources for Indigenous legal resources. The Law Centre also provides clinical and legal training to law students. Students are trained and mentored in the conduct of legal affairs by lawyers who are members of the University of Victoria`s Faculty of Law. We can help you answer your legal questions. We also provide free legal advice to those who need it most. Learn more about our free services and how to use them in your language. You can also call us about your legal problem. If chat is not available, try our I need legal information on.
Section. We have plenty of information, free resources, and publications to answer common legal questions. Legal Aid BC has increased the amount a person can earn to get legal aid. We provide legal assistance in British Columbia. The law is complicated, but not everyone can afford a lawyer. We can help you with your legal problem. We cannot make appointments or give specific legal advice via the Legal Help Chat. Do you have a legal problem or need free legal information? You can: To find out if you are eligible for free legal advice or representation, visit Legal Aid BC. We prefer that the person or child with the legal problem be present so that we can provide accurate and targeted advice. If the person with the problem is not present, we can only provide limited information. Ask a lawyer to take your case and represent you in court. More than 25,000 people receive legal assistance each year.
Visit Youth Services for legal services and resources for youth. You can call our legal assistance on 1300 792 387 between 8am and 6pm from Monday to Friday. We only give legal advice to eligible individuals. When you send us a message to start a chat, we ask you for details about yourself and your legal question. Learn about the law in general. Our publications help hundreds of thousands of people every year. Our phone line is in high demand. Thank you for your patience when you are put on hold. It is best to call early in the day.
Crown attorneys are public servants. They do not represent the police or the victim, but the community as a whole. Examples of cases handled at the Legal Centre include: Defence counsel is a lawyer representing a person accused of committing a crime. If you need help with a particular issue, you may need more personalized advice from a lawyer. We will let you know if you need to call our toll-free legal aid line or arrange for someone to contact you. Our employees speak several languages. If we do not speak your language, we will arrange a free interpreter when you call. Our qualified staff hosts the Legal Help Chat Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our cat is closed on public holidays.
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