Law Student Legal Clinics

Over 200 law students provide free legal advice and assistance at 20 neighbourhood legal clinics around the lower mainland. Most issues, except family, criminal (no jail time) and serious civil law are covered. To learn more about the Law Student Legal Advice Program call 604-822-5791

LSLAP Neighbourhood Legal Clinics Map

Law Students Legal Advice Program – LSLAP assists low-income earners with various legal issues, including:

  • Criminal
  • Small Claims
  • Employment Standards
  • Residential Tenancy
  • Workers Compensation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Employment Insurance
  • Social Assistance
  • Wills and Estates (up to $15,000.00)
  • Immigration and Refugee
  • Incorporation of Non-Profit Societies
  • Civil Liberties

LSLAP law students may provide representation on a case-by-case basis in such hearings as: Small Claims Court; Criminal Court (summary/no jail time likely); Welfare Appeals (EAAT); Residential Tenancy Branch Arbitrations; Immigration and Refugee Hearings; and, Academic Disciplinary Hearings.

Law students will draft certain types of legal documents, including: Demand Letters; Wills; Powers of Attorney; Representation Agreements and Living Wills; and, Notice of Claims and Replies.

NOTE – there are certain problems that LSLAP law students CANNOT assist with, including:

  • Family Law issues, including divorce
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Land/Property matters, including those with regard to wills and estates
  • Strata Matters
  • Personal injury law suits
  • Union issues
  • Probate or administrative matters over $15,000
  • Impaired driving charges or traffic offences
  • Criminal offences which are indictable, or criminal charges where the Crown has chosen to proceed by way of indictment
  • Summary conviction (non-indictable) criminal charges where a jail sentence is likely, or where the Crown is seeking a jail sentence
  • Criminal offences in youth court
  • Matters requiring appearances in or applications to a Superior level court (the BC Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada).
  • Complaints against lawyers
  • Complaints against doctors; and,
  • Any file where the supervising lawyer makes a determination that a law student cannot properly assist the client under the circumstances.

The Law Centre Victoria

The Law Centre
1221 Broad Street
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8W 2A4

Free advice, assistance and representation by law students of UofVic Law School in these areas of law:

  • Criminal matters
  • Divorce, support and other family law matters
  • Human rights complaints
  • Civil disputes
  • Hearings before administrative tribunals dealing with matters such as:
    • Employment insurance
    • Welfare, landlord and tenant disputes
    • Canada Pension Plan

Other services they provide:

  • First Nations Outreach
  • Assisted Divorce Program
  • Family Law Document Preparation Assistance
  • Shut-in and Hospital Legal Service
  • Inmate Legal Services
  • Pathways – Law Centre Family Law Diagnostic Tool
  • Human Rights Clinic

Phone: 250-385-1221 Fax: 250-385-1226 Web: www.thelawcentre.ca