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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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Court Information Program for Immigrants

The Court Information Program for Immigrants provides free legal help and information for new immigrants and refugees. The website - CourtInformation.ca - provides legal information, videos and online resources in six ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Korean, Punjabi
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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How to Respond to an Appeal: Civil Cases

This guidebook has been prepared for people who are respondents to appeals in civil cases in the BC Court of Appeal. It provides information about responding to an appeal, the documents that have to be prepared, the ...
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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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Tip Sheets for Self-Representing Litigants: How to Behave in Civil Court

This fact sheet provides tips for people who are representing themselves on how to behave in court. It outlines what to wear, what to do when you go to court, what to avoid in court, what to call people in court, and ...
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Downtown Community Court Videos

Vancouver's Downtown Community Court reduces crime and improves public safety by addressing the underlying problems that lead to crime. Videos produced by the Justice Education Society introduce you to the court, ...
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