Free Legal Advocacy Program in Vernon

For low income residents of the Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby, Cherryville, Armstrong, Falkland, Enderby and local First Nations communities. 

Vernon Women's Transition House Society has a free Legal Advocacy program for both men and women. The Legal Advocate can offer legal resources and information, and legal advocacy in the areas of:
  • Welfare (Federal on First Nation reserves, and Provincial)
  • Appeals for Canada Pension Plan disability
  • Appeals for Income Assistance denials for Persons with Disability applications
  • Appeals for Employment Insurance
  • Representation for tenants with hearings and advocacy with landlords
The Legal Advocate can write the appeals on behalf of a client to Social Assistance agencies, Pension, Employment Insurance, Landlords and advocates for a client’s legal issues at a tribunal or hearing. The Legal Advocate can make appeals for services and benefits regarding the Ministry of Social Development and Innovation.

The Legal Advocate does not address issues of Wills and Estates, Trusts, Family Law, Child Protection, Criminal Law, Workers Compensation, Debt issues or advocate on behalf of Landlords but on drop in days may be able to provide information referrals to other agencies that may be able to assist.
Office Location: Creekside Building, #102 – 3301 24th Avenue, Vernon, BC

Phone for appointment: 250.542.3555 Ext. 209