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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One day, you may need someone to help you make decisions concerning your health care, legal affairs, or finances. A representation agreement and power of attorney can help you prepare for this possibility.
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If someone dies without a will, they’re said to have died “intestate”. The law says how their property will get distributed, and who has the right to “administer” their affairs.
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A manual for legal advocates and other legal professionals in British Columbia whose clients are having problems with consumer or debt issues. Covering over 45 topics on consumer purchases, contracts, borrowing money, ...
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A committee is a last resort option when someone becomes mentally incapable. A committee can make decisions for someone else who can’t make decisions for themselves. Learn how committeeship works.
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Under BC law, the information in your medical records belongs to you. Learn your rights relating to your medical records, who has access to them, and how to get them.
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Options for free or low-cost legal help include legal aid, pro bono services, legal clinics, and advocates. As well, learn the best sources of legal information for resolving legal problems.
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If you and your spouse agree on the issues of parenting, support and property, there is a fast-track way to get a divorce. You can apply for a “desk-order divorce”.
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The legal rights of children vary from those of adults. Learn the rights of children in several contexts, and situations where their views are considered in decisions that affect them.
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If someone threatens to hurt you or damage your property, a peace bond can offer protection. Learn how they work, and the steps involved in applying for a peace bond.
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If you think your spouse or parent did not leave you enough in their will, you may be able to challenge it with a wills variation claim. Learn what’s involved.
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