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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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The Points System and ICBC

If you get a ticket for a driving offence, you’ll typically get points on your driver's record. The more points you rack up, the more you’ll pay in insurance premiums.
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Seniors' Rights and Elder Abuse

When someone in a trusted relationship with an older person does something that harms or distresses them, this is elder abuse. Learn what options exist if you suspect elder abuse.
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Traffic Tickets

The police give out a “violation ticket” for less serious driving offences. Learn the options available if you get a traffic ticket, and the steps involved in disputing the ticket.
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Home Repair Contractors

If you own your home, you may want to do some repairs or renovations. Before you hire someone, understand your legal rights and steps you can take to prevent problems.
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Wills

Practical, step-by-step guides on wills and estates. Learn about several topics including how to prepare a will; how to choose an executor; how to change or cancel a will; and how to probate a will.
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Guardianship, Parenting Arrangements, and Contact

When a couple separates, they must decide on the care of their children. There are two laws and a host of legal concepts that deal with the issues in play.
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Making a Personal Injury Claim

Getting injured in a motor vehicle accident is an awful experience. Learn your legal rights in the event you’re injured, and the steps involved in making a claim for “personal injury”.
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Being Sued in Small Claims Court

If a notice of claim names you as a defendant in a Small Claims Court lawsuit, learn what options you have, how to act on them, and what happens next.
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When You Can't Pay Your Debts

Being in debt is stressful. Falling behind in your payments can seriously affect your daily life. The good news is there are a number of options for getting out of debt.
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Family Violence

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, you have options. Help is available from the police, community workers, and the courts. Learn the steps you can take.
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