It is important to find a lawyer with whom you are comfortable as your lawyer may need to know confidential details about you in order to effectively assist you. One of the best ways to find a lawyer is through a recommendation. In order to assist you with your decision, below are some links to a peer review rated directory of lawyers, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as well as to British Columbia’s Bar Association and Law Society.
Martindale Hubbell - http://www.martindale.com
Martindale Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - http://www.lexpert.ca
The Canadian Bar Association of BC has a lawyer referral line: 1-800-663-1919 which can be called toll free from anywhere in BC. Additionally, the Canadian Bar Association of BC has some answers to frequently asked questions on how to choose a lawyer available to the public on their website - http://www.cba.org/BC/home/main
The Law Society of British Columbia also has some information on finding a lawyer available to the public on their website - http://www.lawsociety.bc.ca