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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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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Increasingly, organizations — both private and public — are collecting your personal information. Learn about the laws allowing you to access this information and limiting how it can be used.
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Human Rights and Discrimination Protection

British Columbia has a law to help protect you from discrimination and harassment. Learn what it covers, and what’s involved in making a complaint that someone has discriminated against you.
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Free and Low-Cost Legal Help

Options for free or low-cost legal help include legal aid, pro bono services, legal clinics, and advocates. As well, learn the best sources of legal information for resolving legal problems.
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Preparing Your Will

This publication is for people who are preparing a will in BC. This publication explains how to prepare a will, what to consider when appointing an executor, and next steps after the will is finished. This edition ...
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Unbundling Legal Services Infographic poster

An infographic poster that explains what unbundled legal services are, and where people can find lawyers offering these services.
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Possession of Marijuana

It is legal in British Columbia for adults to possess marijuana (up to certain quantities). There are restrictions on where you can use it and how you can buy it.
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Separation and Separation Agreements

The end of a relationship is a particularly difficult time. There are so many decisions and issues to sort through. An agreement that records the arrangements can make things easier.
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Deciding Who Will Move Out When You Separate

When a couple decides to separate, a question arises: who’s going to move out? Learn your rights when deciding who moves out, and the steps to take to enforce them.
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Requirements for Divorce and Annulment

A divorce is a court order ending a valid marriage. An annulment is a court order declaring a marriage invalid. Each order is granted only if certain requirements are met.
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Desk-Order Divorce: The Do-It-Yourself Divorce Process

If you and your spouse agree on the issues of parenting, support and property, there is a fast-track way to get a divorce. You can apply for a “desk-order divorce”.
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