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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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Your Guide to the BC Court System: Teacher's Guide

This teacher's guide includes all the materials needed to provide an introduction to BC's court system. It explores access to the courts, judicial independence, civil law, criminal law, and the 3 levels of court in BC: ...
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Courtwatcher's Manual

An all-in-one booklet for anyone wanting to watch and learn more about the court system. Includes the operation and structure of the courts, the roles and responsibilities of those involved in a trial, civil and ...
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On the Road to Justice: Aboriginal Youth and the Youth Criminal Justice System

On the Road to Justice features ready-to-use activities and resource materials to examine the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The set features 3 modules: Youth-at-Risk, Grade 6&7 and YCJA posters. Topics include community ...
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Though the Heavens Fall

Though the Heavens Fall is a video and teacher's guide celebrating 100 years of the BC Court of Appeal. It highlights important changes in law and society, and illustrates how concepts such as the rule of law and ...
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Justice System Education Program

Schools and community groups are welcome to take part in the Justice System Education Program. Our most popular program! It provides an overview of the justice system, how it works, and who is involved. Activities ...
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Law Lessons

Law Lessons is a website for teachers and students that consolidates a number of legal education resources. It provides a single online destination to access a broad range of content including lesson plans, teaching ...
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Aboriginal People and Sentencing

This site explains Aboriginal sentencing - paying particular attention to their special cultural circumstances in deciding their sentence. These cultural circumstances include the adverse social conditions that ...
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Parents Are Forever

This video helps children learn about parental obligations and legal responsibilities. It also provides information about the child support guidelines, and includes information about parenting for teens/youth. The video ...
Also available in: French
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See You in Court

This video and handbook in American Sign Language (ASL) explains the courts and legal system in Canada, as well as criminal and civil trial procedures. Available in open or closed captioned. Available for $25 on VHS in ...
Also available in: French
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Educational Speakers on Administrative Law

Specialized government agencies, boards and commissions - called tribunals - make laws that affect our daily lives. This is administrative law. Want to have an administrative law speaker at your school or community ...
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