Attorney General

Last updated on April 23, 2024

The Attorney General is responsible for legal services including sheriff and court administration services, legal aid, prosecution services, administrative tribunals, civil and family justice services, protection and promotion of human rights, and providing legal advice to Government.

Featured Topics

  • About B.C.'s Justice System
    Learn about how our justice system helps to keep communities safe and provide certainty, proportionality and, above all, fairness for criminal, civil and family law matters.
  • Law, Crime and Justice
    Find helpful information on B.C.'s legal system, assistance programs and services.
  • Family Justice
    Find general information about family law, including separation and divorce, protection orders and peace bonds, child support, family justice counsellors and other resources.
  • Justice Transformation
    Learn about how B.C.’s justice system is being improved to better meet the needs of our diverse population.
  • Legislation and Policy
    Explore current legislation and how public feedback helps government shape new laws and policies.

Featured Services

  • Take Back Your Images
    Everyone has the right to give and take back consent at any time. If an intimate image of you was shared without your consent, or someone has threatened to share it, there are ways to take action.
  • Courthouse Services
    Everything you need to know about visiting a courthouse for legal matters, accessing registry services, attending jury duty, paying a ticket and more.
  • B.C. Family Maintenance Agency
    A free service to help families and children entitled to support under a maintenance order or agreement.
  • Justice Access Centres
    These centres offer family and civil law issues that affect a person’s everyday life, such as separation or divorce, income security, employment, housing or debt.
  • Indigenous Justice Centres
    All Indigenous Peoples, regardless of whether they qualify for legal aid, can access free legal and outreach services if they are facing a criminal or child protection issue.

Attorney General

Honourable Niki Sharma 

Attorney General

Parliamentary Secretary

Honourable Mable Elmore

Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives

Deputy Minister

Barb Carmichael

Deputy Attorney General