The Law Centre, University of Victoria

The Law Centre provides advice, assistance and representation to clients who cannot afford a lawyer. Examples of cases dealt with at The Law Centre include: Criminal matters; Divorce, support and other family law matters; Human rights complaints; Civil disputes; and Hearings before administrative tribunals, such as: Employment insurance; Welfare, landlord and tenant disputes; and Canada Pension Plan. The Law Centre also provides law students with clinical and legal education.

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This booklet explains the different types of traffic tickets, how to dispute them, and how to prepare for your hearing. It covers what happens at the hearing itself, and includes tips on how to present your case.
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This factsheet explains what payment hearings in small claims court are for, what is likely to happen at court, how to request a payment hearing, and what happens if a person cannot attend. It also explains about ...
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This factsheet describes what garnishment is. It explains how to garnish money owed to a debtor before the small claims court has made an order that the money is owed. It also explains how to garnish wages owed to a ...
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A default order is an order made by the small claims court without having to go through a full trial. A default order can be granted when a person who is being sued fails to file a reply. This factsheet provides an ...
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This page will help you find a lawyer if you need one, prepare for your first interview with a lawyer, and ask your lawyer those questions which will enable you to know the likely cost and outcome of your case.
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This factsheet explains how to apply to set aside garnishing orders before and after judgment. It also covers applying to substitute a garnishing order with an order to pay the amount owed by installments, and how to ...
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This factsheet describes two procedures that parties to a lawsuit may use to attempt to end a lawsuit before trial. Part one deals with how to make a formal offer to settle a lawsuit. Part two describes how to apply to ...
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This factsheet lists the steps you will need to take before starting a lawsuit in small claims court. It also explains how to prepare the necessary paperwork.
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This factsheet explores your options if you are being sued in small claims court. Among the options covered are: admitting part or all of the claim, negotiating a settlement, defending the claim, filing a counterclaim, ...
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This factsheet tells a creditor how to go about having assets of a debtor seized and sold to pay the debt owed. It also tells a debtor what rights a debtor has when his or her assets are about to be seized or have been ...
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