Learn about us

Based in Vancouver, we provide free legal advice and representation for low-income people across BC. We focus on assisting individuals and families whose immigration or refugee legal issues are not covered or easy to serve in the traditional legal aid system.

What we do

We provide a range of free immigration and refugee legal services for low-income people in BC. We engage in litigation and advocacy that has the potential to have a wide-ranging impact on refugees and other migrants.

Legal advice and information

Individuals who meet the financial criteria and have questions about an immigration and refugee legal matter can contact our clinic for an appointment with a lawyer where their legal options will be discussed. Interpretation services will be arranged if required.

Representation at courts and tribunals

Clinic lawyers can represent individuals at their hearings before tribunals and courts as well as with applications requiring legal submissions.

Systemic litigation

We engage in litigation that has the potential to affect the rights of many people, challenging unfairness in refugee and immigration law and procedures, and in how they are applied.

Advocating for change

Alongside community partners, we work to change the policies and laws that repeatedly create unfairness for our clients.

Mentorship and education

The clinic offers placements for law students and mentorship opportunities for junior lawyers. We also provide legal education workshops for the public and service providers across the province on immigration and refugee legal issues.