Pro Bono Paralegal Program
In Vancouver, volunteer paralegals from the Amici Curiae Pro Bono Paralegal Program (of the Law Courts Center) help people draft legal documents for family law cases. See Resources for Self-represented Litigants in BC for a complete list of the documents they can help with. Clinics run every Wednesday (free one-hour sessions).
For a small fee, they can also help temporary foreign workers from countries like the Philippines, where divorce is not allowed, prepare uncontested BC Supreme Court divorce applications if they have children back home they want to sponsor for permanent residency in Canada. They can help with the forms, but don’t provide legal advice. At least one volunteer at each clinic speaks Filipino. These clinics run on Saturdays (one-hour sessions for $25).
All clinics run at the Vancouver Justice Access Centre.
Call for an appointment:
- For help with documents, call 604-660-8404
- For help with temporary foreign worker divorce applications, call 778-322-2839
OR email firstname.lastname@example.org