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Abbotsford’s new local agents

Two of Abbotsford’s best known lawyers — John Conroy, QC, and Rob Dhanu — have joined the Legal Services Society as local agents! Local agents are your gateway to legal aid in your own backyard. Local agent offices are where you can apply for legal aid, learn more about legal aid services, and find free legal information and education materials.

John Conroy has been practising law in Abbotsford for almost 40 years. Born in Montréal, he grew up in Africa and has lived in the Fraser Valley since the 1960s. He has been involved in legal aid since the beginning of his career, including five years as the director of Abbotsford Community Legal Services and ten years as the director of prison legal services for LSS.

Rob Dhanu was called to the Bar in 2004 and, after three years as a federal prosecutor, opened an office in Abbotsford. A University of Victoria graduate, Rob is a member of the South Asian Bar Association and a founding member of the South Asian Criminal Justice Network, an organization that addresses issues such as domestic violence and substance abuse in the Indo-Canadian community. Rob is fluent in Punjabi and has extensive experience working with the First Nations in the Fraser Valley.

Joining John and Rob as intake assistants are Linda and Celia who worked with Chris Maddock, the former local agent for Abbotsford, in a similar capacity for many years.

You can find the locations and contact info for all our local agents on the Legal Services Society website.

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