Justice Education Society of BC

The Justice Education Society is committed to improving the legal capability of British Columbians. We provide free legal help services every weekday. We also provide more legal education videos than any other BC PLEI organization. Each year, our programs and resources help more than 700,000 people.

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An affidavit is a written statement used to present evidence. This guidebook describes how to prepare an affidavit if you are representing yourself in Supreme Court. It explains what to put in an affidavit, the ...
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This guide contains information about choosing the correct court, the time limits that apply to your case, and how to prepare, file, and serve your court documents. Features sample forms with notes.
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Provides information, videos and personalized free legal help through online chat and phone support that can help you find earlier solutions for Small Claims Court cases. Describes summary/simplified trials, mediation, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, Punjabi, Vietnamese
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If you are charged with a crime and admit that you committed the crime, you may be able to deal with the charges without having to plead guilty or go to trial. This fact sheet provides information and a form to give to ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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Discovery is the process that you (and the other party) use to determine what happened in your case. This guidebook describes the discovery process for civil, non-family claims in the BC Supreme Court. Topics include ...
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This site is about young people's rights and responsibilities in Canada. It explains legal rights in various scenarios common to young people. Each scenario is described in a video and examples include: your rights in a ...
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This guidebook will assist you in defending a lawsuit started against you in BC Supreme Court. Defending a lawsuit is complicated and time consuming and the consequences of doing things late or incorrectly may be ...
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The case planning conference (CPC) brings the parties together early in the litigation to talk about how the case will proceed. These conferences, held by a judge or master, will ensure that cases keep moving forward in ...
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This fact sheet explains a recognizance under s. 810 of the Criminal Code, also known as a peace bond. You must "keep the peace." If you fail to comply with the conditions of a peace bond, you may be charged with a ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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This guidebook provides an overview of how to start a proceeding by petition in BC Supreme Court. Topics covered include whether to start your proceeding with a petition or a notice of civil claim, and how to prepare, ...
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