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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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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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Complaints Against the RCMP

If you are concerned about an RCMP officer’s conduct, you have options, from filing a complaint to suing. Learn how the options differ, and the steps in filing a complaint.
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If You Have a Problem with a Doctor

If you’re concerned with the treatment provided by a doctor or about a doctor’s conduct, there are steps you can take. Learn how to make a complaint about a doctor.
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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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