Community Legal Assistance Society - BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide

How to Serve the Attorney General

There are two ways to serve the Attorney General:

  • In-person: take a copy of your stamped petition and affidavit into the Ministry of the Attorney General’s office in Victoria during office hours, and leave it with a lawyer there. The address for the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Justice is 3rd Floor – 1001 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC. Make sure you write down the date, time, and the name of the lawyer. 
  • By registered mail: Send copies of your stamped petition and affidavit by registered mail to the Deputy Attorney General in Victoria. Keep your receipts and tracking number. The Attorney General’s Victoria address is:

Deputy Attorney General
Ministry of Attorney General
PO Box 9290 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9J7

You should include a cover letter (service letter) on top of the documents. This letter should state the documents that you are serving and how you served them.

This is a blank cover letter that you can download and fill in: Blank Service Letter
This is a sample cover letter that you can look at as an example: Sample Service Letter

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