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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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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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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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 ...
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If you are a party to a Supreme Court action and are successful on a chambers application or at trial, you may request that the other party pay your costs. This guidebook provides an overview of the procedure for ...
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This guidebook gives an overview of the civil litigation process for court cases in the BC Supreme Court. It describes the sources of law to consider, the steps involved, and tips for appearing in court. It is a good ...
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This website provides information for self-representing litigants dealing with civil matters, family law and criminal law in BC Supreme Court, and personalized free legal help through online chat and phone support. ...
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An order needs to be prepared when the court hearing is complete and the court has made an order. The order is the document, filed in the court registry, which sets out the decision of the judge or master. The parties, ...
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