Legal Aid

LEGAL AID, legal services for people who cannot afford to pay for them, is provided in BC by the Legal Services Society (LSS), created by the provincial government in 1979 as a merger of Legal Aid Society and Legal Services Commission. Legal aid is provided by lawyers and paralegals working in LSS offices or by lawyers in private practice on a referral basis. The LSS also provides services to aboriginal people and education and information about the law through a variety of programs. It is an...

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