The Virtual Indigenous Justice Centre (VIJC) will endeavor to provide helpful information and referral assistance to any caller, no matter what their legal situation. However, to make a booking with a free lawyer, callers must meet the following criteria:
- Be Indigenous or self-identify as Indigenous
- Have a legal issue that falls under either a “criminal matter” or a “child protection” law type.
- Have been declined by Legal Aid BC and, to the best of their ability, exhausted all other options for retaining a lawyer
- Have access to a phone or be prepared to call in to speak with a lawyer at a preset agreed-upon time