Legal Programs

Elder Law Clinic

The Elder Law Clinic operated by Seniors First BC offers pro bono legal services to eligible older adults residing in British Columbia on a wide range of legal matters, including: • Preparing wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements • Understanding your legal proceedings and what to expect in court • Reviewing court documents • Preparing your own case and submissions • Representation at certain court hearings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Provincial Court (Small Claims Division) of British Columbia • Assistance in matters of adult guardianship • General legal advice Contact our legal programs number at 604-336-5653 for further information or to arrange a consultation with a lawyer. While we do not offer legal services in either family or criminal law, we can direct persons to organizations who may be able to assist.

Satellite Clinics

We offer legal consultations for seniors at select locations in Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, Burnaby, North Vancouver, and Vancouver. Currently, we are giving legal consultations at two locations:

Barclay Manor in collaboration with West End Seniors’ Network, every 1st Friday of the month, from 10 AM to 12PM.

Minoru Centre for Active Living in Richmond, every fourth Thursday of the month from 10AM to 12PM.

Trial Preparation Clinic

Are you a senior representing yourself in a Small Claims Court or a Supreme Court of British Columbia proceeding? Call 604-336-5653 to find out more about our Trial Preparation Clinic.

Legal Advocacy Program

Our legal advocate can provide legal advice and representation for the following legal issues: • Residential Tenancy/Housing • Debt • Pensions and Benefits Contact our legal services program at 604-336-5653 for further information or to arrange a consultation with our legal advocate.

Seniors First BC’s Legal Programs are made possible with funding from The Law Foundation of BC. For other issues that impact the health and well-being of an older adult, call our Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) — a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to a trained intake worker about abuse or mistreatment and receive information or support. Contact us at 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free 1-866-437-1940– weekdays 8 am to 8 pm and weekends 10 am to 5:30 pm (except statutory holidays).