Over 30 years of experience in the legal field …

The Legal Freelance Centre opened in 1978!

Its founder, Betty Garbutt, began as the first legal freelancer after a successful career as a legal assistant and paralegal.

Our first office was in the Sun Tower, then in 1981 we moved to our long-time location in the Hotel Vancouver.

As of May 2016 we have relocated to our new location 625 Howe Street. You will feel very welcomed in our new space, and we are excited to share with you a beautiful garden view out of our windows.  If you have not had the chance to come and see our new office, feel free to drop in and say hello. Those of you who are familiar with our old office space will be delighted to see that we have incorporated the old with the new.

Outside window view 625 Howe Street

Over the years Betty introduced many colleagues to the exciting career option of full-time freelance (temporary) work.

In 1981 we introduced our flat-fee “Job Shopping Program” for temp-to-perm hires and today we successfully place hundreds of permanent staff each year in law firms through direct or temp-to-perm hires.

We’re friendly, we’re reliable & we’re proud of our reputation for excellent service!

We have personally met with and assisted over 7,000 legal staff members with their career changes, whether that was to engage them in a career in freelance work or to place them in their next permanent full time jobs.   Through word-of-mouth about our unique, knowledgeable and friendly approach to legal recruitment, our group of freelancers grew and our law firm clientele grew to include law firms of all sizes as well as legal departments of companies and government offices throughout the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia.


Meet Our Team!