Our Family Law Clinics are here to help women access justice


BWSS Family Law Clinics are staffed with volunteer pro-bono family law lawyers from the community who will give free legal advice to women who are low-income (including division of assets & debt), and help them prepare to go to court.

Please note that the pro-bono family law lawyers cannot prepare typed legal documentation or go into court on behalf of women.

Typically, the pro-bono family law lawyer advises women, and then, women will have to make a separate appointment with BWSS legal advocates to figure out their next steps. Appointments with the pro-bono family law lawyer will last approximately an hour, which will allow us to help three women per clinic.
Thank you so much to our pro–bono lawyers for their time and expertise in helping increase women’s access to justice.
All too often women are self-representing in their family law cases without the benefit of legal support, and these services are extraordinarily important in dealing with abusive partners who often have lawyers to represent them. These clinics are able to offer necessary summary legal advice to women on a continuous basis while they are unrepresented in the family law system.
The Family Law Clinics are available on:
  • Wednesday, February 10: 2:00- 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 27: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 20: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 7: 2:00- 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 9: 2:00- 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 11: 2:00- 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 6: 2:00- 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 8: 2:00- 5:00 PM
All clinics are located at the Battered Women’s Support Services Family Law Clinic in Vancouver, BC.
If you are interested in attending a Family Law Clinic or have any other questions, please contact the BWSS Intake Line at 604-687-1867 or 1-855-687-1868 (toll-free) or email intake@bwss.org.
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