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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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Buying or Selling a Home

Buying or selling a home? You can reduce stress by learning about the process. Our pages include step-by-step guides to Buying a Home, Buying a Condo or Other Strata Housing, and Selling Your Home. These pages feature ...
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Time Off Work

Practical guidance on the legal aspects of taking time off work. Learn your rights and obligations when taking sick days, taking a vacation, and taking other leaves of absence.
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Planning for Your Future

This booklet is for adults in BC who want to plan for their future. It covers arrangements you can put in place now or for when you’re unable to handle your own affairs. It explains your options for planning in four ...
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Financial and Legal Matters

Practical information on tools you can put in place now in case you cannot manage your financial and legal affairs in future. Learn about the different types of powers of attorney, how to prepare your enduring power of ...
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A planning primer

Essential information you should know when preparing for your future. Learn your options for planning for your future financial, legal, health care, and personal care needs. 
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Health and Personal Care

Practical information on what you can do to ensure your wishes around health care & personal care are respected. Learn how to prepare an enhanced representation agreement, how an advance directive can be used, about the ...
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If You Need Help Now

Practical information on how standard representation agreements can be used and how to prepare one. Learn about your rights and options for changing or ending one, and eight important reasons why someone may want to ...
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Making Decisions for Someone Else

Practical information on what to consider when making decisions for someone else. Learn about the steps you can take to protect the adult from scams, financial exploitation and abuse, information about the duties you ...
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Scams & identity theft

Practical information on how to identify and protect yourself against various scams, and steps to take if you’re the victim of identity theft.
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Migrant workers


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