The maternity leave benefit loan program is intended to assist self-employed women lawyers remain in practice.

To be eligible for the loan, the lawyer must satisfy all of the following requirements:  

  1. Be the birth mother of a child.  
  2. Be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing.  
  3. Be a sole practitioner or a self-employed lawyer associated with a firm of five lawyers or less.  
  4. Have no access to any other maternity and parental financial benefits, other than government programs.   

The program provides a loan of $2,000 per month for four months to help with overhead costs during a maternity leave. It is available to women lawyers who do not have access to maternity and parental financial benefits, other than government programs.

Resources and forms:

Maternity Leave Benefit Loan Program Guidelines

Application Form

Pre-authorized Debit Form

Notification of Date of Birth


For information, contact Financial Services.

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