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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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Essentials of Work & the Law

A booklet offering information about your rights & responsibilities as a worker. This booklet explains what to expect once you’re hired, and what happens if you’re fired or you leave your job. It also includes guidance ...
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Power of Attorney

This booklet tells you how a power of attorney can be used to give someone the legal power to take care of financial and legal matters for you. It explains the types of powers of attorney, who can be an attorney, their ...
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Being an Executor

A booklet for people who have been appointed as executor in a will. It covers the steps involved in dealing with an estate in British Columbia after a person dies, including how to probate a will. The information is ...
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Protection Against Job Discrimination

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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Unbundled Legal Services

This website is for people in British Columbia who are interested in unbundled legal services — a new service model for lower-cost legal help. You hire a lawyer to help with parts of your legal matter (rather than the ...
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Adoption of a Child

Adoption is the process to legally transfer parental responsibilities for a child from one family to another. Learn what’s involved in adopting a child or placing a child for adoption.
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Adoption Registries

People who have been adopted and their relatives can use adoption registries and reunion services to find one another and exchange information. Learn how British Columbia’s three adoption registries work.
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Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is a serious offence with complex legal and technical issues, as well as significant penalties if you’re convicted. Learn what to expect if you’re charged with impaired driving.
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Leasing a Car

Leasing a vehicle is quite different from buying one. Leasing can offer lower monthly payments, but you typically spend more in the long run. Learn your rights if you lease.
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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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