CLAS provides free legal assistance.
Find out if we can help with your legal issue.

We might be able to help you with your housing issue if any of the following situations apply:

  • You have lost your case at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) and have been ordered to leave your home
  • You won your RTB case and your landlord is asking the BC Supreme Court to review the RTB’s decision.
  • Your home is being foreclosed upon
  • Your membership in a co-op is being terminated
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The BC Human Rights Clinic offers several types of services:

Short Service Clinic 
The Clinic runs every Monday (except holidays) and offers a 30 minute appointment with a lawyer or legal advocate.

Legal Services 
Legal services offered include summary advice, 1-2 hours of legal assistance and legal representation.

Education
The Human Rights Clinic staff offer public legal education workshops, seminars and training sessions on topics related to the BC Human Rights Code.

Get help after a final decision has been made on your complaint
We also may be able to help you if you already have final decision from the Human Rights Tribunal and need help.

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We can help you with a mental health law situation if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have applied for a Review Board hearing (often called “Review Panels”) under the Mental Health Act,
  • You have an upcoming Criminal Code Review Board hearing
  • You already have a decision from the Review Panel or Review Board
  • The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) won’t let you make your own decisions. For example, control of your own money.
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We might be able to help you if you have a decision from the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal (EAAT), or the Social Security Tribunal and you need help.

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We may be able to help you with your worker-related legal issue if any of the following apply to you:

  • If you have a decision from the Worker’s Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT),
  • If you have a decision from the Social Security Tribunal (Old Age Security, Employment Insurance or Canada Pension Plan)
  • If you have a decision from the Employment Standards Tribunal
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SHARP Workplaces offers two types of services:

Legal Advice
We can help you if you have experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in your workplace or connected to your work.

Education and Training 
In partnership with Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC), SHARP Workplaces offers public legal education sessions and workshops on preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment to non-profits, Indigenous organizations and small businesses.

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