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How to find Provincial Court duty counsel

You can make an appointment to see family duty counsel in:

  • Nanaimo
  • New Westminster
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Surrey, and
  • Vancouver.

You can make an appointment to see a family advice lawyer at the Justice Access Centre in Nanaimo.

At other locations, family duty counsel is a drop-in service. People are helped on a first come, first served basis.

Duty counsel lawyers must first help people who have matters in court that day. However, they can assist others once they are not needed in court.
Before you see Provincial Court family duty counsel, read and complete these forms.

You may want to check out the schedule of Supreme Court family duty counsel in your community as well. They can also give advice to Provincial Court clients before their court dates.

Family duty counsel offices are available in the Provincial Court locations listed below in alphabetical order. Click on the location nearest you to find the court's address, phone number, and hours. Or call the legal aid office nearest you and ask when duty counsel will be at your local court.

If your community is not on the list, call your local court registry to see if they have started family duty counsel services. To find your local court registry, look in the blue pages of your phone book under "Government of British Columbia — Court Services."

100 Mile House

100 Mile House Provincial Court

160 Cedar Avenue South
(Williams Lake Court Registry)
100 Mile House, BC

Phone: 250-398-4301

Hours:
Once per month - call for dates

Abbotsford

Abbotsford Provincial Court

32203 S. Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC

Phone: 604-855-3200

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 4pm

Burns Lake

Burns Lake Provincial Court

508 Yellowhead Highway
Burns Lake, BC

Phone: 250-692-7711

Hours:
Thu: 9am to 1pm; one Thursday per month - call for dates

Campbell River

Campbell River Provincial Court

500 - 13th Avenue
Campbell River, BC

Phone: 250-286-7510

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 1pm

Chilliwack

Chilliwack Law Courts

46085 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC

Phone: 604-795-8350

Hours:
Second and fourth Wed. of the month: 9am to 1pm

Colwood

Western Communities Court (Colwood)

1756 Island Highway
Victoria
Colwood, BC

Phone: 250-391-2867

Hours:
Mon: call for times

Courtenay

Courtenay Provincial Court

420 Cumberland Road
Courtenay, BC

Phone: 250-334-1115

Hours:
Wed: 9am to 1pm

Cranbrook

Cranbrook Provincial Court

102 - 11th Avenue S.
Cranbrook, BC

Phone: 250-426-1234

Hours:
9am to 4 pm; once per month - call for dates

Creston

Creston Provincial Court

224 - 10th Avenue
(Cranbrook Court Registry)
Creston, BC

Phone: 250-426-1234

Hours:
9am to 1 pm; once per month - call for dates

Duncan

Duncan Provincial Court

238 Government Street
Duncan, BC

Phone: 250-746-1205

Hours:
Wed: 9am to 1pm

Fernie

Fernie Provincial Court

401 - 4th Avenue
(Cranbrook Court Registry)
Fernie, BC

Phone: 250-426-1234

Hours:
On remand days - call for dates and times.

Fort St. James

Fort St. James Provincial Court

672 – 7th Avenue W.
(Prince George Court Registry)
Fort St. James, BC

Phone: 250-614-2700

Hours:
9am to 1 pm; first Tuesday each month - call for dates

Fort St. John

Fort St. John Provincial Court

10600 – 100th Street
Fort St. John, BC

Phone: 250-787-3231

Hours:
9am to 1pm; once per month - call for dates

Golden

Golden Provincial Court

837 Park Drive
Golden, BC

Phone: 250-344-7581

Hours:
9am to 1pm; one Thursday each month - call for dates

Grand Forks

Grand Forks

250-362-7368
(Rossland Court Registry)
Grand Forks, BC

Phone: 250-362-7368

Hours:
Once every two to four months - call for dates

Hazelton

Hazelton

2210 West Highway 62
(Smithers Court Registry)
Hazelton, BC

Phone: 250-847-7376

Hours:
9am to 1pm; once per month - call for dates.

Kamloops

Kamloops

455 Columbia Street
Kamloops, BC

Phone: 250-828-4344

Hours:
Tue and Wed: 9am to 12pm; 1pm to 4pm

Kelowna

Kelowna

1355 Water Street
Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-470-6900

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 4pm

Kitimat

Kitimat Provincial Court

603 Mountain View Square
(Terrace Court Registry)
Kitimat, BC

Phone: 250-638-2111

Hours:
9am to 1pm; once per month - call for dates

Lillooet

Lillooet Provincial Court

615 Main Street (old courthouse)
(Kamloops Court Registry)
Lillooet, BC

Phone: 250-828-4086

Hours:
1pm to 5pm; call for dates

Masset

Masset Provincial Court

1666 Orr Street
(Prince Rupert Court Registry)
Masset, BC

Phone: 250-624-7525

Hours:
Call for dates and times

Merritt

Merritt Provincial Court

3420 Coght Street
Merritt, BC

Phone: 250-828-4086

Hours:
Once per month - call for dates and times

Nanaimo

Nanaimo Family Advice Clinic
Justice Access Centre

65 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC

Phone: 250-741-5447

Hours:
Tue to Fri: Call for appointment from 8am to 5:30pm

Nanaimo Provincial Court
Courthouse Annex

102 – 488 Albert Street
Nanaimo, BC

Phone: 250-741-3805

Hours:
Mon: 9am to 12:30pm; 2pm to 4 pm
For those required to attend court

Nelson

Nelson Provincial Court

320 Ward Street
Nelson, BC

Phone: 250-354-6170

Hours:
9am to 4pm; once per month - call for dates

New Westminster

New Westminster Provincial Court
Begbie Square

651 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC

Phone: 604-775-0628

Hours:
Call for appointment
Mon to Fri: 9am to 12pm; 1pm to 4pm

North Vancouver

North Vancouver Provincial Court

200 E. 23rd Street
North Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604-981-0200

Hours:
Tue: 9am to 4 pm

Penticton

Penticton Provincial Court

100 Main Street
Penticton, BC

Phone: 250-492-1220

Hours:
Fri: 9am to 1pm

Port Alberni

Port Alberni Provincial Court

2999 4th Avenue
Port Alberni, BC

Phone: 250-720-2424

Hours:
Wed: 9am to 1pm

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Unit A – 2620 Mary Hill Road
Offices 308 and 323
Port Coquitlam, BC

Phone: 604-472-0648

Hours:
Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am to 4pm (call for appointment)

Port Hardy

Port Hardy Provincial Court

9300 Trustee Road
Port Hardy, BC

Phone: 250-949-6122

Hours:
9am to 1pm; second and fourth Thursday of the month

Powell River

Powell River Provincial Court

6953 Alberni Street
Powell River, BC

Phone: 604-485-3630

Hours:
Thu: 9am to 1pm

Prince George

Prince George Law Courts

250 George Street
Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-614-2700

Hours:
Thu: 9am to 4pm
Occasional Wed: call for dates

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Provincial Court

200 – 100 Market Place
Prince Rupert, BC

Phone: 250-624-7525

Hours:
Thu: 9am to 4pm

Quesnel

Quesnel Provincial Court

350 Barlow Avenue
Quesnel, BC

Phone: 250-992-4256

Hours:
9am to 1pm; one Wednesday per month - call for dates

Revelstoke

Revelstoke Provincial Court

1123 Second Street W.
(Salmon Arm Court Registry)
Revelstoke, BC

Phone: 250-832-1610

Hours:
10am to 2pm; first Wednesday each month

Richmond

Richmond Provincial Court

7577 Elmbridge Way
Richmond, BC

Phone: 604-660-6900

Hours:
Thu: 9am to 3pm

Rossland

Rossland Provincial Court

2288 Columbia Avenue
Rossland, BC

Phone: 250-362-7368

Hours:
9am to 4pm; once per month - call for dates

Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Provincial Court

20 Hudson Avenue N.E.
Salmon Arm, BC

Phone: 250-832-1610

Hours:
9am to 1pm on remand days (once or twice per month) - call for dates

Sechelt

Sechelt Provincial Court

5480 Shorncliffe Avenue
Sechelt, BC

Phone: 604-740-8929

Hours:
Alternating Thursdays: 9am to 4pm
Call to confirm dates.

Smithers

Smithers Provincial Court

3793 Alfred Street
Smithers, BC

Phone: 250-847-7376

Hours:
9am to 4pm; two Thursdays per month - call for dates

Surrey

Surrey Provincial Court

14340 - 57th Avenue
Surrey, BC

Phone: 604-572-2204

Terrace

Terrace Provincial Court

200 – 3408 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC

Phone: 250-638-2111

Hours:
Wed: 9am to 4pm
Last Mon each month: 9am to 4pm

Vancouver

Vancouver Provincial Court
"Robson Square" Provincial Court

290 – 800 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604-660-1508

Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9am to 4pm

Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof Provincial Court

2440 Bute Avenue
(Prince George Court Registry)
Vanderhoof, BC

Phone: 250-614-2700

Hours:
Once per month - call for dates

Vernon

Vernon Provincial Court

3001 – 27th Street
Vernon, BC

Phone: 250-549-5422

Hours:
Fri: call for times

Victoria

Victoria Provincial Court

850 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC

Phone: 250-356-6634

Hours:
Thur: 9am to 4pm

Williams Lake

Williams Lake Provincial Courthouse

540 Borland Street
Williams Lake, BC

Phone: 250-398-4301

Hours:
9am to 1pm; second and fourth Thursdays of each month - call for dates