Do you need a Gladue report?
As of June 2020, in British Columbia, there are two methods of getting a Gladue report done. The first, and most common, is to work with your defense counsel to make a request through Legal Aid BC (LABC). The second, if you do not qualify for legal aid, is to secure a privately-written Gladue report.
Below is some information on both of these options.
Legal Aid BC (LABC)
Legal Aid BC (LABC) provides Gladue reports to legal aid clients for sentencing, bail and appeals. If you are receiving representation from a Legal Aid lawyer, they can request a Gladue report by submitting a request for a disbursement authorization to the Case Management division of LABC through its online portal.
Your lawyer is the best source of information for how you can get a Gladue report.
Private Gladue report writers
A number of Gladue report writers, on the Legal Services Society Gladue report writers roster, also write private Gladue reports for a fee.
These are typically provided for those individuals who do not qualify for legal aid and would still like to obtain a Gladue report. Prices vary and are subject to the Gladue report writer’s discretion and availability.
If you are looking for a private Gladue report, your lawyer may be able to connect you with a writer. If your lawyer does not know of a private Gladue report writer, help is available in finding one. Please see below for more information.
Help through the process
Obtaining a Gladue report can sometimes be confusing. Anyone requiring more information, assistance in securing a private Gladue report writer or seeking help and clarification on the process can contact Mitch Walker, BCFNJC Director of Gladue Services, at [email protected].