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Click to view map Crown Counsel (Vernon)
212 - 3001 27th Street
Vernon, BC, V1T 4W5
Phone: (250) 549-5550 
Fax: (250) 549-5579
Toll Free: 1-888-249-9222

Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Dial-A-Law Program
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
10th Floor, 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5T3
Phone: (604) 687-4680 
Fax: (604) 669-9601
Toll Free: 1-800-565-5297
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.dialalaw.org

Hours: 365 days a year 24 hours a day

About Dial-A-Law
Dial-A-Law is a free library of legal information in BC, prepared by lawyers. It has†practical information on over 131†legal topics in BC. You can learn about legal rights and responsibilities, and the legal system.†

Dial-A-Law is available in two ways:

  • Phone: listen to recordings of the information anytime if you have a touch-tone phone. If not, operators can help you during normal business hours. Call 1-800-565-5297.
  • Website: read the information on the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch website at www.dialalaw.org.
  • Dial-A-Law is a public service operated by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Associationand funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  All Ages
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Elizabeth Fry Society, Central Okanagan
104, 347 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8C7
Phone: (250) 763-4613 
Fax: (250) 763-4272


The Elizabeth Fry Society works with women and youth in conflict with the law. We provide housing, support and counselling for women, children and youth to help them improve their lives. Our programs and services help build healthy and safe communities for all.

Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Free Legal Drop in Clinic
Room #303 of the People Place (3402-27th Avenue)
Vernon, BC

Hours: Second Thursday of each month 7:00 pm Ė 9:00 pm

Need some legal advice (or think you might!) about criminal law, family law, WCB claims, ICBC claims, landlord/tenant issues, Canada Pension, small claims procedures, real estate, business transactions and estate transactions or other matters, but don't know where to turn? Canít afford a lawyer? This free legal clinic may help you. Volunteer lawyers provide up to 15 minutes of basic advice on legal issues. Sessions are confidential and protected by solicitor/client privilege. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, please call the Vernon Women's Transition House at 542-1122, or the Social Planning Council at 545-8572.

 


Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  Adults
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Law Line
200 - 1140 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 4G1
Toll Free: 1-866-577-2525
Website: www.bcpl.gov.bc.ca/ell/contact.php

Law Line is a toll-free telephone service that provides general legal information and, in some cases, advice about legal issues. This is a service for people who cannot afford a lawyer but do not qualify for legal aid. Law Line is staffed with lawyers and paralegals.

Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  Adults
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map LawLINK
Legal Services Society
200-1140 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 4G1
Website: www.lawlink.bc.ca

LawLINK, is an online legal information service for low-income British Columbians.  It connects you to the reliable information and tools you need to resolve your legal problems. 

Category:  Law & Community Safety
Languages of Service:  English


Lawyer Referral Service
10th Floor - 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5T3
Phone: (604) 687-3221 
Toll Free: 1-800-663-1919
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Lawyer-Referral-Service

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The service is designed to assist the general public in finding the appropriate lawyer. Call us and briefly explain your situation and an operator will then provide you with the name and phone number of a lawyer. You arrange an appointment with that lawyer and mention that the Lawyer Referral Service referred you. The lawyer will give you up to a half hour interview for $25.00. The lawyer will tell you whether or not you have a legal problem. Then, if you and the lawyer agree, you may hire the lawyer to help you further at the normal fees. If you decide not to hire the lawyer and wish to consult someone else or are satisfied that you don't need any further help, it will not cost you more than the $25.00 for those first 30 minutes.


Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Legal Information & Advocacy Program
Vernon & District Women's Centre
3309 32 Ave
Vernon, BC, V1T 2M7
Phone: (250) 542-7531 

Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Vernon Womenís Centre Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information, support, referrals, and representation to people in Vernon and outlying rural communities. Our Legal Advocate works with government agencies and other service providers to ensure that men & women have access to housing, financial supports, legal and mental health resources, and are treated fairly in their interactions with government, the courts, and the community. May be able to refer clients for will preparation. The Legal Information and Advocacy Program is open: Monday - Wednesday (for women only) at the Vernon Women's Centre 9:30am - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00 pm Thursday (open to everyone) at the North Okanagan Youth & Family Services (NOYFS) 9:30 am - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00 pm Services include Income Assistance (refusals, reconsideration requests, health benefits, appeals, disabilities, daycare, other) and Landlord/Tenant (security deposits, rent increases, eviction notices, other)

Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  Adults
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English/French


Live Violence Free Information Line
, BC
Fax: (604) 660-9415
Toll Free: 1-888-606-5483
Website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/live_vf/live_free.htm

A range of prevention programs to help children and youth recognize and deal with abuse and violence, as well as community crime prevention programs.


Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Languages of Service:  English


Native Courtworkers & Counselling Association of BC, The
#2, 3003 - 29th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2B8
Phone: (250) 545-1264 
Fax: (250) 545-8885
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nccabc.ca

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia provides assistance to aboriginal people in conflict with the law and ensures they participate fully in the justice system through a holistic
approach to prevention and intervention.

Should you require the services of a Courtworker or if you have a question or a concern, please contact the nearest Native Courtworker office to you.

For any information about our programs and services, please contact us:

Darlene Shackelly, Executive Director
207 - 1999 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7P 3J3

Phone: 604-985-5355
Fax: 604-985-8933


Category:  Law & Community Safety
Group Served:  First Nations
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English



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