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1 This resource guide is provided by Positive Living BC s Access & Assistance Services in collaboration with the Prison Outreach Program. Access & Assistance Services 803 E Hastings St Vancouver BC V6A 1R PRISONERS LEGAL HELP Positive Living Society of BC gives no warranties or endorsements concerning the free listing of legal sources and accepts no liability in relation to the use of the free listings. Positive Living BC s Support Programs are sustained, in part, through educational grants provided by the following:

2 EMERGENCY NUMBERS To talk to a criminal lawyer right away Vancouver Crisis Centre Victim Link BC Seniors Abuse and Information Line Rape Relief Battered Women s Support Services Sexual Assault Team, VGH Emergency Women Against Violence Against Women, Crisis Line ] John Howard Society of British Columbia 763 Kingsway St : Vancouver BC : V5V 3C : johnhowardbc.ca ] Prisoners Legal Services th St : Burnaby BC : V3N 4N : Prisoners must have a referral first by calling Legal Services Society of BC. Direct line for prisoners: Prisoner line : prisonjustice.org ] Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver 402 E Columbia St : New Westminster BC : V3L 3X : elizabethfry.ca ] Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network 526 Richmond St : Toronto ON : M5A 1R : : pasan.org ] Positive Living BC Prison Outreach Program 803 E Hastings St. : Vancouver BC : V6A 1R : Provincial Prisoners Line : Federal Prisoners Line (Should be on all provincial prisoners PIN access) positivelivingbc.org PRISONERS LEGAL HELP

3 GOVERNMENT CONTACTS Bail Supervisor BC Human Rights BC Human Rights Tribunal bchrt.bc.ca Canada Human Rights Canadian Human Rights Tribunal chrt-tcdp.gc.ca Complaint about dentist College of Dental Surgeons of BC : cdsbc.org Complaint about doctor College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC cpsbc.ca Complaint about privacy issues Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner oipc.bc.ca Copies of your health records: restricting access College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC Complaints Department cpsbc.ca Health Authority Privacy/Patient Quality Vancouver Coastal Health Senior Information Privacy Officer Downtown Community Court 211 Gore Ave Elder Abuse Unit Vancouver Police Department Family, criminal, mental health Native Courtworkers nccabc.ca Fingerprint Service Vancouver Police Department 2120 Cambie St GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

4 GOVERNMENT CONTACTS Jail Information pssg.gov.bc.ca/corrections/contact Pardons (Record Suspension) Abbotsford Police Record Check Vancouver Police Department 2120 Cambie St Record Suspension (Pardons) Parole Board of Canada recordsuspension.gc.ca Restricting access to your health information BC Freedom of Information & Privacy Association healthinforprivacybc.ca Restricting access to your prescription information College of Pharmacists of British Columbia You can limit access to your information by asking your pharmacist to attach a keyword to your file : bcpharmacists.org Vancouver Sheriff Services Smithe St ag.gov.bc.ca Vancouver Law Courts Hornby St ag.gov.bc.ca Family Duty Counsel Vancouver Supreme Court Robson Square, Hornby St, Vancouver BC legalaid.bc.ca Vancouver Police Numbers Coroner s Liaison Team Diversity & Aboriginal Policing Section Domestic Violence & Criminal Harassment Unit Financial Crime Section (Fraud) High Risk Offenders Unit Homicide Unit Robbery Unit Sex Crimes (Reports) 911 Sex Crimes Unit Inquiries Victim Services Unit GOVERNMENT CONTACTS 3 4

5 PRIVATE LAW FIRMS Personal Injury and ICBC Claims Holness Law Group holnesslawgroup.com Wills, Human Rights, Family Law, Immigration, GLBT Issues Law Office of barbara findlay barbarafindley.com Wills, Immigration, and Civil Law Ronald Pederson rgplawgroup.ca Legal Advice in Wills, Estates, Family Law and Civil Litigation Lars F. Kushner x 806 larskushner.com Family Law, Collaborative Family Law and Mediation, Cohabitation Agreements Suleman Family Law Zara Suleman PRIVATE LAW FIRMS Bankruptcy Deloitte deloitte.com Divorce, Family Law, Wills, Estates, Human Rights Scott & Company scottandcompany.ca Out/Law Immigration Smith and Hughes outlawimmigration.com 5 6

6 COMMUNITY GROUPS 7 BC Lawyer Referral Services Canadian Bar Association BC Branch : cbabc.org Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network aidslaw.ca Civil Liberties BC Civil Liberties Association bccla.org Criminal Law, Family Law, Human Rights, Civil Disputes, EI, Welfare, CPP, Hospital and Shut-in Legal Services, Prison Law, First Nations, Disputing Tickets and Driving Prohibitions, Managing Support Orders, Small Claims Law Centre Victoria thelawcentre.ca Criminal Record Pardons Access Legal Research accesslegalresearch.ca Criminal, Small Claims, Residential Tenancy, WCB, Employment Standards, Consumer Protection, EI, Social Assistance, Wills and Estates, Immigration and Refugees, Incorporation of Non-Profit Societies, Civil Liberties, Representation, Demand Letters, and Powers of Attorney UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program lslap.bc.ca Credit Counselling The Canadian Bar Association of BC : cbabc.org Drug Policy, Privacy, Police Accountability, Democratic Rights, Freedom of Expression, National Security BC Civil Liberties : bccla.org Family and Civil Justice Justice Access Centre # Hornby St COMMUNITY GROUPS 8

7 COMMUNITY GROUPS Family Law, Child Protection, Aboriginal Issues, Immigration, Criminal Law, Mental Health, Prison Law Legal Services Society BC Burrard St General Legal Advice and Legal Workshops Clicklaw clicklaw.bc.ca HIV and Civil Rights BC Civil Liberties Association Legal Services Society Call Centre Human Rights, Mental Health, Police Accountability Pivot Legal Society pivotlegal.org Legal Advice, Wills, Paralegal Assistance, Low Cost Representation, Children s Law Access Pro Bono 121 Heatley St accessprobono.ca Legal Help, Multilingual Publications, Workshops, and Education People s Law School publiclegaled.bc.ca Legal Information Dial-A-Law : dialalaw.org Lawyer Referral Service (cost $25) Legal Referral Click Law Clicklaw.bc.ca Poverty, Disability, Workers Compensation, Employment Insurance, Mental Health, Human Rights, Equality Law Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) clasbc.net Welfare, Disability, Human Rights, Farmer s Rights, Consumer Rights, Debt and Credit BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre bcpiac.com YWCA Legal Educator YWCA x 2235 ywcavan.org/programs/legal-education Rental Advice and Rights Tenants Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC) tenants.bc.ca Family Law Line COMMUNITY GROUPS

8 LEGAL CLINICS 11 Access Pro Bono Cambie St : accessjustice.ca/mobile ATIRA Women s Resource Society 101 East Cordova St via Pivot Legal Carnegie Legal Clinic 401 Main St carnegie.vcn.bc.ca Lifeskills Centre 412 East Cordova (first come first serve via Pivot) lifeskillscentre.wordpress.com LSLAP UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program lslap.bc.ca Indigenous Community Legal Clinic Alexander St allard.ubc.ca/iclc/location Law Centre Victoria Burdett Ave Victoria V8W 0C thelawcentre.ca West End Seniors Network Barclay Manor wesn.ca LEGAL CLINICS 12

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