Getting Legal Help

Seniors First BC provide 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 on staff 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

Lawyers

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 Complaint
  • Guardianship/Capacity
  • Pension Appeals

BC CEAS does not provide assistance in all areas of law. We do not give advice on estate administration, real estate, criminal law or family law matters.


How to get legal help from BC CEAS

To obtain assistance from BC CEAS, please phone our SAIL line at 604-437-1940 (toll free – 1-866-437-1940). When you call, we will either provide you with some information or refer you to our legal staff for further assistance.

If you would like to talk to someone to get emotional support, you can speak to our Victim Services Support Worker.


Our Funders

law-foundation-logo-png37866BC CEAS Legal Programs are made possible with funding from:

The Law Foundation of BC


Other Sources for Legal Help

There are many areas of law where we are unable to provide legal assistance to older adults. We are also not able to provide legal representation to older adults outside the lower mainland. The following pages provides some resources for finding legal advice and representation, including:

  1. Legal Advocates
  2. Lawyers – including pro bono
  3. Law Student Legal Advice clinics
  4. Tribunals of BC – links to the various administrative tribunals of relevance to older adults.
  5. Courts of BC – links to the various levels of courts.

Satellite Clinics

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