Summary Advice Program

Our Summary Advice Program offers free legal advice to low and modest income individuals by telephone or videoconference (in person clinics are indefinitely suspended). Our volunteer lawyers provide up to a half-hour of advice at each appointment, with the possibility of more appointments as needed.

Pro bono service
Full range of legal problems
Low and modest income individuals

Our volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice to low and modest income individuals on a full range of legal issues, including family, immigration, criminal, and civil law (such as debt, employment, welfare and housing matters).

To book a clinic appointment, please call our Client Line at 604-878-7400 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM or from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Alternatively, you can fill out our Online Triage Form.


Summary Advice re BC's Mental Health Act

Our volunteer lawyers also offer free 30-minute legal advice appointments by telephone to individuals detained under the Mental Health Act (or their family members). They can advise on the following topics:

  • What it means to be certified under the Mental Health Act 

  • How to apply for a review
  • Legal test and procedures at review hearings
  • How to prepare for a hearing

To book a clinic appointment for advice concerning rights and remedies under the Mental Health Act, please call our Client Line at the numbers and times listed above, or fill out our Online Triage Form.


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