Get Involved


Legal aid, law reform and access to justice are very much on the public mind these days. To assist the public and media in researching these important issues, the Legal Aid Committee of the British Columbia Branch of The Canadian Bar Association (CBABC) has collected the following information, research and other resources:




The legal aid system is in crisis and we need you to get involved


Here are 10 steps you can take to support increased funding for legal aid in British Columbia:


  1. Remember that word of mouth is still the best social media. Send your friends to this website and explain to them why legal aid is so important. And if you know a politician, community group leader or business leader in your area that would be interested in supporting the campaign, ask them to email us at [email protected]
  2. “Like” our page on Facebook .
  3. “Follow” us on Twitter.
  4. “Subscribe” to our YouTube channel.
  5. Sign up for updates by entering your email address in the form below.
  6. “Share” our Facebook page using the “Share” button in the bottom of the left hand column. Use the drop down menu to either post it on your own wall or the wall of a friend with a personalized message.
  7. Check the Facebook page regularly for any new events. If you see one, click on it and then click “I’m Attending”.
  8. Check the Facebook page regularly for new content. When you see something like a news article or a video go up, “Like” it, and then “Share” it on your wall and with any friends you think might be interested.
  9. Retweet our tweets on your own Twitter or make your own tweets using the #weneedlegalaid and #bcpoli hashtags.
  10. “Like” one of our videos on YouTube  and click the “Share” button to share it on a social media site that you use.

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To learn more about legal aid, visit the Canadian Bar Association of BC’s legal aid resources page by clicking here.


You can also download these Facebook and Twitter badges by right-clicking on them and selecting “Save Picture As…”. Then you can use them as your profile picture on Facebook or Twitter to show your support for We Need Legal Aid: