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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At a trial, the parties present evidence and a judge decides the case. If you’re going to trial in Small Claims Court, learn how to prepare and what to expect.
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When you buy “on credit”, you buy now and pay later. This can range from taking out a loan for a new car to using a credit card to buy groceries. Your rights can differ in important ways depending on how you buy on ...
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Questions and answers on wills and estates topics. Volunteer legal professionals provide answers to questions from the public relating to wills, dealing with death, settling an estate, and personal planning.
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Animated series educating people on problems that can arise with credit card use. In this episode, Robert gets his first credit card and some lessons on how to be responsible with his credit card.
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The legal position of Aboriginal people in British Columbia involves an interplay of federal and provincial law, plus treaty and other rights. Learn the basics of Aboriginal law in BC.
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A number of legal rights are enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Learn about these rights, and what a court can do if your legal rights are violated.
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When a debtor doesn’t pay a debt, a creditor may try to access money owed to the debtor by someone else. The creditor can do this through a process called garnishment.
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It is legal in British Columbia for adults to possess marijuana (up to certain quantities). There are restrictions on where you can use it and how you can buy it.
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The government provides welfare benefits to those in financial need. If the government denies you welfare or reduces your benefits, there are steps you can take to challenge the decision.
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Lawyers must be fair and transparent in the fees they charge. Learn about the types of fee arrangements lawyers use, and your options if you’re concerned about your lawyer’s bill.
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