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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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The Discovery Process in Supreme Court

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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Defending an Action Started by Notice of Civil Claim in Supreme Court

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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Costs in the Supreme Court

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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Recognizance under s. 810 (Peace Bond)

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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Starting a Proceeding by Petition in Supreme Court

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

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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Overview of the Civil Litigation Process in Supreme Court

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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Youth and Criminal Law

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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Guidebooks for Representing Yourself

Links to many guides for self-represented litigants for civil Supreme Court matters.
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Applications in Supreme Court

This guidebook describes the procedure for chambers applications for civil, non-family claims in BC Supreme Court. It explains what chambers applications are, how to prepare for one, what documents are needed, and what ...
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