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News releases issued by or regarding the Legal Services Society (LSS) are listed on this page. To find older releases, go to our Archive. To read media coverage of the Legal Services Society, see LSS in the news. For LSS speeches and presentations, see the Reports section.

Provincial budget delivers welcome news

February 22, 2018

There was good news for the Legal Services Society in the recent provincial government budget speech: the largest funding increase since 2002.


Continued funding for immigration and refugee legal aid

November 10, 2017

Thanks to discussions between the federal and provincial governments, the Legal Services Society has received a commitment for additional immigration and refugee funding that will ensure the continuation of services to the end of the 2017/18 fiscal year (March 31, 2018).


Additional federal funding for immigration and refugee legal aid

July 25, 2017

The Legal Services Society has received confirmation that the federal government will provide additional funding to ensure continued legal aid services for immigrants and refugees.

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LSS is no longer taking immigration and refugee applications effective August 1, 2017

June 26, 2017

Due to a lack of funding, effective August 1, 2017, the Legal Services Society will no longer be able to accept applications for immigration and refugee cases. For more information see our FAQ.



Provincial investments in justice keep families together, assist with everyday legal issues

March 27, 2017

The BC Ministry of Justice and Attorney General announce funding to continue four existing LSS justice transformation services and open a new Parents Legal Centre in Surrey.

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