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People's Law School

People's Law School is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. We provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.

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Unbundling Legal Services Infographic poster

An infographic poster that explains what unbundled legal services are, and where people can find lawyers offering these services.
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Preparing a Will and Estate Planning

Preparing a will is a key step in planning for what happens when you pass away. Learn the essentials of preparing a will and tips for creating an estate plan.
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Being an Executor

A booklet for people who have been appointed as executor in a will. It covers the steps involved in dealing with an estate in British Columbia after a person dies, including how to probate a will. The information is ...
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Your Duties As Executor

As an executor, you’re in charge of looking after the will-maker’s affairs after they pass away. Before you accept to act as an executor, you should understand an executor’s duties.
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Preparing Your Will

This publication is for people who are preparing a will in BC. This publication explains how to prepare a will, what to consider when appointing an executor, and next steps after the will is finished. This edition ...
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If You Quit Your Job

If you quit a job voluntarily, this affects your legal rights to things like Employment Insurance benefits and compensation you are owed. Learn your rights if you quit your job.
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Separation and Separation Agreements

The end of a relationship is a particularly difficult time. There are so many decisions and issues to sort through. An agreement that records the arrangements can make things easier.
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Defamation: Libel and Slander

The law of defamation protects a person’s reputation from harm that is unjustified. Learn what kinds of communication are considered defamatory, as well as the defences to a defamation action.
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Neighbour Law

Learn your legal rights and options if you have a problem with a neighbour. This information covers problems involving noise, untidiness, dogs, fences, trees, second-hand smoke, water damage, and trespassing.
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If You Are Fired (Wrongful Dismissal)

Generally, your employer can fire you whenever they want. But they need to give you notice, or pay you instead. Among the exceptions: if they fire you for “just cause”.
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