Legal Services Society

1625B McPhee Ave Courtenay BC V9N 3A6

Phone: 250-897-1400   Fax: 250-897-3261


Hours: Tues & Wed 9am-4pm, Thur 11am-4pm (Intake Hrs)

Contact: Doug Marion (Barrister & Solicitor)

Programs & Services:

LSS has a range of free services that may help you. Priority is given to people with low incomes, but many services are available to all British Columbians.

They offer:

  • Information provided by publications, the Family Law in British Columbia website, intake assistants, and, in some communities, legal information outreach workers and Aboriginal community legal workers.
  • Advice from duty counsel lawyers or family advice lawyers.
  • Representation if you qualify and have serious family, child protection matters or criminal law issues and for some immigration, mental health, and prison law issues.
  • Bring proof of income, copy of Charge or Order / Agt.

You can apply for legal aid by phone or in person.

Legal Services Society – Courtenay Legal Aid Office

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm; Thursday: 11 am – 4 pm.
             Thursday: 9 am – 10:30 am (Courtney Courthouse)

Contact: Local Agent, Doug Marion (Barrister & Solicitor)

Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in BC.  Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information.  We give priority to people with low incomes, but many of our services are available to all British Columbians.  You must meet financial eligibility requirements to be eligible for legal representation.  If you don’t qualify for representation by a legal aid lawyer, you may still be eligible for our legal advice services.  Our legal information services are available to all British Columbians, regardless of income.

Programs & Services:

  • Legal Aid
  • Lawyer Referral Service ($25 fee) Phone: 1-800-663-1919
  • Access Pro Bono Services 1-877-762-6664

Programs & Services:

  • Brydges Line 1-866-458-3300: a province-wide toll free telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call to speak to a lawyer if you are:  arrested, detained, or under active investigation by the police or another law enforcement agency for a criminal offence, but you are not yet charged, and you need emergency legal services.
  • Clicklaw  a service that provides legal information, education and help.

Family law website: