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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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Changes to the Divorce Act

On March 1, 2021, the federal Divorce Act is changing. As of that date, if you’re in the process of getting a divorce, or are thinking about getting divorced, the new rules will apply to you. Learn about some of the ...
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Income & Finances

Taking control of your financial situation. Topics include your rights on opening a bank account, how to protect your rights and deal with problems, paying income tax, and what you can do if you invest and something ...
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Stratas

Practical information on your rights and responsibilities when living in a strata. Topics include getting your special project approved, dealing with your strata, and getting a bylaw changed.
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Neighbours

Practical, step-by-step information for dealing with problems involving neighbours. Topics include problems involving fences, trees, odours, noise, untidy premises, and parking. Also: tips for talking with your ...
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Coronavirus

Practical guidance and answers to common questions on the legal aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Covering a wide range of areas, from rights of workers to preparing a will during the time of COVID-19 to life in ...
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Legal help and lawyers

Practical information on your options for legal help and lawyers in British Columbia. Topics include options for legal help, unbundled legal services, and questions about coronavirus and legal services.
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Pets

Practical information on your legal responsibilities as a pet owner. Topics include taking care of pets at home, pets in public, and who can be held liable for dog attacks.
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Service Providers

Practical, step-by-step information on hiring someone to perform a service. Learn your rights and obligations when you hire someone to perform a service, hiring someone who comes to your door, and what you can do if ...
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Problems at work

Practical guidance on dealing with a problem at work. Topics include tips for talking with your employer, tips on writing a letter to your employer, and the steps involved in making an employment standards complaint.
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Your work status

Practical information on your work status. Learn if you’re protected under BC’s employment standards law, how old you have to be to work in BC, what to watch out for in your employment contract, and common alternative ...
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