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People's Law School

People's Law School is a BC non-profit organization with recognized expertise in high-quality public legal education and information. It works to help British Columbians recognize the legal aspects of everyday situations and take appropriate action. Services include: reliable, easy to understand information on peopleslawschool.ca and dialalaw.ca; webinars; print resources through Crown Publications; and a Q+A email service.

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Financial Help for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities have options to get financial help from the government. Learn about the government programs available, and where you can turn to get help and find more information.
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Committeeship

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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Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements

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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Consumer and Debt Law

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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Getting Your Medical Records

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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Desk-Order Divorce: The Do-It-Yourself Divorce Process

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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Peace Bonds and Assault Charges

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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Free and Low-Cost Legal Help

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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Challenging a Will

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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Children's Rights

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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