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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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Help for Victims of Crime

Find out how to get help as a victim of crime. This section of VictimsInfo.ca, an online resource for victims and witnesses of crime in BC, provides information, contact numbers, and an instructional video to get help ...
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Discharge from Bankruptcy

This guidebook is for people who have declared bankruptcy but have not been granted a discharge from bankruptcy. If your trustee is no longer responsible for making another application for discharge, this guidebook will ...
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Bail Orders: No Contact Orders

A bail order tells you what you may or may not do while your criminal charges are outstanding. This fact sheet provides information about bail orders that state you are to have no contact with a person (a no-contact ...
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Transition to New Rules in the Supreme Court

This guidebook provides general information about the new Rules of Court for the Supreme Court in BC, which came into force on July 1, 2010. In addition, it provides information if your Supreme Court case began prior to ...
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Trials in Supreme Court

The final stage in a court case is the trial. This guidebook provides an overview of trial procedures in civil, non-family claims in the Supreme Court in BC. Topics include deciding if you should have a jury, scheduling ...
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Parenting After Separation: Finances

This program provides information and strategies about finances to separated parents. The free three-hour online course assists parents to understand how to address the financial issues connected with separating. A ...
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Proving Your Case in Supreme Court

You need evidence to prove your case in court. There are many rules about how you can bring evidence into court. This Guidebook introduces you to the general principles of evidence and explains the kind of evidence you ...
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Simplified Trials in Small Claims Court at Robson Square

Information and a video describe simplified trials in small claims court at Vancouver's Robson Square courthouse. All claims between $5,001 and $10,000 (except financial debt and personal injury) are set for a ...
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Aboriginal People and Sentencing

In recognition of the drastic over representation of Aboriginal people in Canadian prisons, Aboriginal offenders found guilty of a crime are entitled to have a court pay particular attention to their special cultural ...
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A Guide to a Successful Interview with a Lawyer

This guide describes four steps to take before you see a lawyer. Whether you are paying for your lawyer or receiving free legal advice, it is to your advantage to be prepared to make the best use of the time you spend ...
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