From our origins as a three-person storefront operation on East Broadway in 1971 to our exponential growth to a 40+ person organization in downtown Vancouver, CLAS has seen many changes over the years. Today, CLAS is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm, assisting thousands of disadvantaged people each year with legal help and advice on housing security, income security, workers’ rights, mental health rights, and human rights. CLAS has conducted hundreds of test and systemic cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. CLAS has provided counsel on hundreds of reported decisions in the areas of law in which we practice and we are also a resource to advocates, community groups, and lawyers throughout the province. Explore more here.