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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An appearance notice and a summons tell a person they must appear in court to respond to a criminal charge. Learn what to do on getting an appearance notice or summons.
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Learn what financial help you can get from government sources as you get older. This publication tells you about the government benefits available to older adults in British Columbia. It covers Old Age Security, the ...
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Buying a used vehicle can be risky. The vehicle might have hidden problems or the seller might be dishonest. Learn what to watch for and how to deal with any problems.
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In Canada, the government offers financial support to people who are without work. Learn whether you are eligible for Employment Insurance benefits, and the steps to apply for benefits.
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This booklet is for parents and guardians who have to make decisions about child support. Learn what child support is, who has to pay it, how it is calculated, and where you can get more help.
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A Death in Your Family is for people in British Columbia who want to know what to do when a loved one dies. It covers preparing for the death of a loved one, what to do immediately after the death, making the funeral ...
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If you default on your mortgage, the lender can go to court to take the property you mortgaged or sell it to pay the debt. This process is called “foreclosure”.
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If you’re concerned with the treatment provided by a doctor or about a doctor’s conduct, there are steps you can take. Learn how to make a complaint about a doctor.
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When someone leaves goods at a storage facility, the business has a legal claim on the goods. This is called a “warehouse lien”. It can help the business recover their fees.
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Learn your rights, and what you’re entitled to, if your common-law spouse dies. Learn what happens if your spouse left a will, if they didn’t, and if you had children.
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