The Vancouver Justice Access Centre’s Self-help and Information Services incorporates experience and learning from The BC Supreme Court Self-Help Centre pilot project. The Centre was a response on the part of groups within the justice sector who saw increasing numbers of people appear in court without representation. A committee was formed to create and support a self-help centre where legal information would be organized in one place. The centre was housed and staffed by the Ministry of Attorney General and opened in April 2005, making it easier for unrepresented litigants to get the legal services and resources that would help them better understand what they need to do.
Self-help and Information Services of the Vancouver Justice Access Centre acknowledges the dedication and support of the original committee representatives and the Law Foundation, which funded the research upon which the Supreme Court Self-help Centre was based. Original committee members included representatives from: