Graduate Students are able to make use of the following resources, should they ever need legal services:
Access Pro Bono
Access Pro Bono will provide you with a 30 minute legal consultation at no charge. You can select the type of legal expertise you require (family law, immigration law, etc.) and select the location/time that is most convenient for you. They have clinics all across the lower mainland and offer appointments Monday-Saturday, at many locations.
To learn about their income qualifications: https://www.
Legal Aid provides representation to people with low incomes. They also provide information and other services to all. For more information on Legal Aid, visit their website. To see if you qualify for free representation, click here.
SFSS/GSS Legal Clinic
The SFSS/GSS legal clinic takes place monthly on the Burnaby campus. These appointments are usually 15 minutes in duration. Please note: the legal specialty of the lawyer will depend on which lawyer attends that day. Fill out the application to book an appointment.
UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program
LSLAP is a non-profit society run by law students at the University of British Columbia. They provide free legal advice and representation to clients who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance. Clinics are located throughout the Lower Mainland. To find clinics, click here.
ILAH: Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline
Free confidential legal advice if you feel that you have been discriminated against, harassed, or faced violence because you are Muslim or are perceived to be Muslim.
ILAH is a group of lawyers and legal organizations in Vancouver who have come together to provide our support to Muslims or those perceived to be Muslims in BC who have been or could be the subject of discrimination and attacks. We want those who have suffered from these various forms of discrimination because of their faith and/or racial background to know that there are lawyers in BC who are committed to assisting with the difficult task of holding those who commit such acts to account by our legal institutions.If you have experienced or witnessed Islamophobia, call our number for help and information: 604-343-3828.
Access Probono has set up a hotline where people can call on a confidential basis to speak to a lawyer about possible discrimination claims or hate crimes for no charge. We will also be documenting, without identifying information, the types of issues that are being reported through this hotline.