Getting Legal Help

NOTICE:

Due to our upcoming office move, only calls to the Seniors Abuse and Information Line will be answered between February 20th and February 25th included. Messages left on our other lines will be retrieved and responded to as soon as possible.

How to get legal help from Seniors First BC

Please call our confidential BC Provincial Seniors Abuse and Information line (SAIL)

 604-437-1940 (toll free – 1-866-437-1940).

Seniors First BC provides services to people age 55 and over, who are not able to access legal help elsewhere due to low income or other barriers.  We have a legal advocate as well as staff lawyers.


Legal Advocate

Our legal advocate may be able to provide legal advice and representation for the following legal issues:

  • Residential Tenancy/Housing
  • Debt
  • Pensions and Benefits

Lawyers

Seniors First BC does not provide assistance in all areas of law. We invite you to call our Seniors Abuse and Information Line to speak to a trained intake worker about the legal matter you need assistance with. Our Lawyers  may be able to provide legal advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Assisted Living/Long Term Care
  • Discrimination
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Consumer Complaints
  • Guardianship/Capacity
  • Pension Appeals

 


How to get legal help from Seniors First BC

Please call our Seniors Abuse and Information line (SAIL) at 604-437-1940 (toll free – 1-866-437-1940).


Satellite Clinics

We now offer legal clinics for seniors, who cannot otherwise afford assistance, at select locations in New Westminster, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver and Vancouver’s West End once a month.

Click here for more information.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation now all of our in-person satellite Elder Law Clinics are cancelled until at least April 30, but if you need to consult a lawyer, call us at 604-336-5653 and we will consult with you about legal issues over the phone.


Trial Preparation Clinic

Are you a senior representing yourself in a Small Claims Court proceeding?

Call 604-336-5653 to find out more about our Trial Preparation Clinic.


Our Funders

Seniors First BC’s Legal Programs are made possible with funding from:

The Law Foundation of BC