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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This 16-page booklet is for community leaders, teachers, students, people in social service or health care roles and others who want to help their communities learn more about human trafficking.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino
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Learn how to spot and guard against scams that try to trick you out of your money. This publication covers 15 of the most common scams that affect British Columbians, explains the growing problem of identity theft, and ...
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The Talking About Abuse series discusses the impact of sexual assault and describes where women in B.C. can go to get help. The videos are intended for minority women in B.C. and are available in five languages.
Also available in: Farsi (Persian), Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog/Filipino
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Essentials of Consumer Law helps you learn how to protect yourself when you buy something or hire someone to perform a service. This publication explains your rights for common consumer purchases and contracts, as well ...
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Animated series educating people on problems that can arise with credit cards. This episode explores five different situations: charged for something not bought, doublecharged, overcharged, charged for something that ...
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Animated series educating people on problems that can arise with credit cards. In this episode, Robert gets in over his head paying off credit card bills with other credit cards. His power and phone get cut off. Aesha ...
Also available in: Punjabi
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This booklet contains information about planning for the future. It offers information about: Power of Attorney, Representation Agreement, Wills, Staying Safe and Secure, and Protection from Frauds and Scams. (2012)
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Animated series educating people on problems that can arise with credit card use. In this episode, Robert discusses shares debt collection problems of owing money and being owed money.
Also available in: Punjabi
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This booklet is for newcomers and British Columbians who want to know more about taxes: What taxes am I expected to pay? Who do I pay taxes to? When do I pay taxes?
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This book will help volunteers, staff and board members learn about how the law applies to volunteer activities and the work you do. By understanding the law, you will be able to prevent or minimize your risks.
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