Looking for free legal advice?

[Update April 24, 2012: Please note this service was a one-day event and is no longer available. For free and low-cost legal advice services in your community, check out Clicklaw’s HelpMap.]

Yes? Then get your dialing finger limbered up for this Saturday, April 21st.

As part of BC’s Law Week, the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBABC) is holding a province-wide “Dial-A-Lawyer Day” on Saturday from 10am -2 pm. Volunteer lawyers will speak with you for up to 15 minutes for free on matters concerning these law topics

If you live in the Lower Mainland you can call 604.687.3221.  If you live elsewhere in BC you can call 1.800.663.1919. Go to their event listing here for more information.

Outside of Dial-A-Lawyer Day, the CBABC regularly provides a service to help connect you with the right lawyer called the Lawyer Referral Service.  Lawyers who participate in the program offer an initial consulation of up to 30 minutes at a small fee of $25 plus taxes.

If you do not need legal advice but want general information on a variety of topics on the law in BC, the CBABC also regularly offers a free  service called Dial-A-Law. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can call the listed phone numbers from anywhere in BC to listen to information prepared by lawyers, or you can read the same information online. Information is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi.

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