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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 and; webinars; print resources through Crown Publications; and a Q+A email service.

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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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Discrimination in the Workplace: An overview

Being treated differently than others based on personal characteristics is called discrimination. The law protects you from discrimination at work. Learn your rights and options if someone discriminates against you.
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Car Repairs

Vehicle repairs can be complex and expensive. And the vehicle repair business isn’t tightly regulated by government. You can avoid or minimize problems with vehicle repairs if you follow these tips.
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Applying For Employment Insurance

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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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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Renting in British Columbia

Presenters in this webinar answer common questions about renting in BC.
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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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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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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In this webinar, lawyers Cayleigh Shiff and Catalina Rodriguez what workplace sexual harassment is, what options you have, and where you can find support.
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