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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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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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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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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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Mediation, collaborative negotiation, and arbitration

Going to court to resolve a family law dispute can be stressful and expensive. Learn how mediation or collaborative practice can be used to resolve issues without going to court.
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Driving

Practical information on your rights and responsibilities as a driver in BC. Topics include getting (and keeping) a driver’s licence, distracted driving, and what to do if you get a traffic ticket.
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Renting & co-ops

Practical information on your rights when renting or living in a co-op. Topics include a playbook for tenants, co-op disputes and evictions, and your rights when living in a mobile home.
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Accidents and injuries

Practical information on your rights when you’re injured in an accident. Topics include slip and falls, injuries from a defective product, and figuring out how much in the way of damages you might be entitled to.
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Health care

Practical information about you rights to health care and what you can do if you experience discrimination when receiving health care services.
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