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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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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Increasingly, organizations — both private and public — are collecting your personal information. Learn about the laws allowing you to access this information and limiting how it can be used.
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Criminal Records and Record Suspensions

Information about a person found guilty of a crime is kept in their criminal record. Learn about criminal records, including how to apply for a record suspension (formerly a pardon).
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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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Personal Planning

Find guides on 1) Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements and 2) Committeeship. Use these guides if someone needs help making decisions about money or care.
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Small business

Practical information on your legal rights and options when it comes to small businesses in British Columbia. Topics include pros and cons of incorporating your business, written contracts you need for your small ...
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Sexual Harassment

Harassment is conduct a reasonable person would consider objectionable or unwelcome. Learn your rights when harassment involves conduct of a sexual nature, as well as options if you’re sexually harassed.
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Workers' Compensation

Getting hurt or ill on the job not only impacts your health, but can leave you without a source of income. That’s where British Columbia’s workers’ compensation program comes in.
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Safety at work

Practical information on your legal rights and options when it comes to safety at work in British Columbia. Topics include if you are sexually harassed at work, making a claim for workers' compensation, and appealing a ...
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Other ways to get around

Practical information on your legal rights when it comes to other ways of getting around in British Columbia. Topics include ten rules of the road for cyclists, know your rights as a pedestrian, low-powered vehicles, if ...
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Enforcing Support Orders and Agreements

Unfortunately, some parties who owe child support or spousal support fail to make their payments. Learn the steps to take to enforce payments owed under a support order or agreement.
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