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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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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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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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