NSCR Legal Information and Assistance Program

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As a Legal Aid BC Community Partner, the NSCR Legal Information and Assistance Program provides free services for people on the North Shore to get legal aid and other law-related information.

Our Legal Information and Assistance program provides:

• Information about Legal Aid BC intake, advice, representation and other services including applying for legal aid
• Information about employment law related questions
• General legal education and information materials and referrals
• Assistance with legal information on wills/estates, employment insurance, family sponsorship and other legal information

Connect with our Legal Information and Assistance Coordinator to book an appointment.

I could not be more grateful, more willing to reach out again if need be, and I again repeat my gratitude for all the help I received. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost for your legal services?

No, we provide our legal services for free. There may be some costs related to photocopying or other court fees.

Is there an income limit to access our program?

No, we can assist anyone who contacts us for assistance.

What if I have a family law issue or a legal problem with my landlord?

NSCR has a Family Law Advocate Program and a Legal Advocate Program which can assist with those legal problems. See contact information below.

What if English is not my first language?

We are able to provide some assistance in Farsi. For other languages, please contact the Legal Information and Assistance Coordinator for more information.


Fariba Aghdassi, NSCR Legal Information and Assistance Coordinator
Direct Line: 604-982-3314
Email: fariba.aghdassi@nscr.ca

Tannis Boxer, NSCR Legal Advocate
Direct Line: 604-982-3310
Email: tannis.boxer@nscr.ca

Nicholas Smith, NSCR Legal Advocate
Direct Line: 604-982-3310
Email: nicholas.smith@nscr.ca

Updates and Resources

For more legal information and assistance, please see the following links.

MyLawBC features an online negotiation tool to help separating couples make agreements, and guided pathways that produce personalized action plans to address common legal problems, such as separation and divorce, wills and personal planning, and foreclosure.

The Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website provides information about Aboriginal legal issues and rights.

The Family Law in British Columbia website provides family law information, including information sheets and step-by-step guides.

Family LawLINE is a free telephone advice service for family law matters. Family lawyers provide advice about parenting time, custody, access, support, agreements, and child protection matters

The People’s Law School website provides legal information on a wide variety of topics.

Legal Aid BC provides information about how to apply for a legal aid lawyer in BC and much more legal information.

The Virtual Indigenous Justice Centre (VIJC) is a BC Government-funded initiative that is solely delivered by the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC). The goal of the VIJC is to provide no-cost legal services to Indigenous clients living in under-served areas of the province where access to legal advice or representation is difficult or non-existent.

Thank You

The NSCR Legal Information and Assistance Program is made possible by a grant from Legal Aid BC and donors like you. Thank you.