Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Provides free legal assistance for low-income people, including information and referrals, summary advice, and full representation in regards to reviewing final decisions by administrative bodies including the RTB, EAAT, EST, WCAT, HRT and the SST. Practice areas also include: human rights cases before the Human Rights Tribunal and representation of people detained under the Mental Health Act or subject to the mental disorder provisions of the Criminal Code.

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An affidavit is a written statement used to present evidence. This guidebook describes how to prepare an affidavit if you are representing yourself in Supreme Court. It explains what to put in an affidavit, the ...
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This guide describes four steps to take before you see a lawyer. Whether you are paying for your lawyer or receiving free legal advice, it is to your advantage to be prepared to make the best use of the time you spend ...
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This guide is intended to help make small claims court cheaper for you. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, there are various filing fees associated with being in small claims court. If you cannot afford any of ...
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This guide provides information on how a friend, also known as a McKenzie Friend, can assist a self-representing person in court. It explains what it is and who can be a McKenzie Friend, as well as instructions for ...
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This guide will tell you how to challenge a decision about your Canada Pension Plan or Old Age Security benefits. It covers the appeal system from start to finish, including internal reconsideration and the Social ...
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This guide gives an overview of the judicial review process, from preparing and filing your petition and affidavit to representing yourself in court. We include sample documents and the ability to get in touch with CLAS ...
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This guide will tell you how to challenge a decision about your Employment Insurance claim. It covers the entire appeal process, including internal reconsideration and the Social Security Tribunal.
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This is a four page summary document outlining objectives, goals and steps in developing preventative workplace policies and procedures. A separate two-page checklist is included for a quick review.
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This webpage from the BC Human Rights Clinic website (www.bchrc.net) provides you with the basic information about bullying law here in BC and how to address the issue from a legal standpoint.
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A comprehensive manual for professional service providers allowing them to access the information, skills and resources required to support victims of racism and to respond to issues that arise in their community
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