Justice Access Centre (Nanaimo, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria)

The Justice Access Centre (JAC), with offices located in Nanaimo, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria, can help you get the information you need to prepare your family or civil case.

Visit the centre to do the following:

  • Learn about the court system and court procedures.
  • Get legal information.
  • Locate and fill out the court forms relevant to your case.
  • Find out about free legal advice.
  • Find alternatives to going to court.
  • Get referred to a mediator (either a family justice counsellor at the centre or a private mediator) or to other dispute resolution professionals.

Within the Vancouver office, there's a Self-Help and Information Services centre to help you with your Supreme Court family or civil matters. There's a library, computers you can use, and dedicated staff to help you find what you need.

The Nanaimo and Victoria offices offer smaller resource rooms also with self-help materials.

Where can I find Justice Access Centres?

Justice Access Centres only provide information in person. You can just drop in or call beforehand to make an appointment.

Nanaimo Surrey

302 – 65 Front Street
Phone: 250-741-5447 or 1-800-578-8511 (call no charge)

Check the Nanaimo JAC's office hours.

Third Floor, 14340 57 Avenue
Phone: 604-501-3100. For Rule 5 appointments, please call 604-501-8282.

Check the Surrey JAC's office hours.

Vancouver Victoria

290 – 800 Hornby Street
Phone: 604-660-2084 or call Service BC at 1-800-663-7867 (call no charge) and ask to be transferred to 604-660-2084

Check the Vancouver JAC's office hours.

850 Burdett Avenue
Phone: 250-356-7012 or call Service BC at 1-800-663-7867 (call no charge) and ask to be transferred to 250-356-7012

Check the Victoria JAC's office hours.

To find out more, see the Justice Access Centres on the Attorney General website.