Now you can dial a lawyer or referral for free

Have you ever considered using the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)?  If not, you may be missing out.  This is a free, no obligation service for both lawyers and the public who may need legal counsel that connects people in need of legal advice with lawyers whose legal interests match.

The Lawyer Referral Service is staffed only by experienced live operators.

If you are unsure whether you need legal counsel, you can call the service and speak to an operator confidentially about your situation, then receive a referral to a lawyer that LRS deems could best help you. With the information provided you can contact the lawyer to set up a consultation of up to 30 minutes for just $25 plus tax. During this initial consultation, you can determine if you want to work together and move forward with retaining the lawyer.

In the case that you are aware you do not need a lawyer but have general inquiries about BC laws, you can call Dial-A-Law or obtain the information online. This free and automated service provides immediate access to information about a variety of legal issues from traffic tickets to criminal harassment and is offered in English, Chinese and Punjabi.

The Lawyer Referral Service and Dial-A-Law are the only services of their kind and are operated by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch and funded by the Law Foundation of BC.

These services are provided so that B.C. residents can efficiently find and access the right legal information or lawyer.

For the Lawyer Referral Service, call 604-687-3221 or 1-800-663-1919 if outside the Lower Mainland.

For Dial-A-Law, visit www.dialalaw.org or call 604-687-4680 or 1-800-565-5297 if outside the Lower Mainland.