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I need help finding court forms
Last reviewed in March 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

Court forms are available as PDF files you can download to your computer. The resources below can help you find, use, and troubleshoot court forms

Where to find court forms

Before you start looking for court forms, make sure you know which court to go to. Use the court forms flowchart to help you figure out which court to go to.

Once you’ve found what you are looking for, download the form(s) to your computer to start working on them. The court forms themselves can take some getting used to, but the resources below can help you if you run into any problems along the way.

If you do not have a computer, you can use the public access computers at Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC). CLBC has 30 branches located throughout BC. You do not need to book an appointment to use these computers.

How to use them

You need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed to use court forms. The Government of BC’s How To guide has essential information that can help you use Adobe Reader forms correctly.

If you have any problems installing or updating Adobe Reader on your computer, CLBC has the latest version installed on all of their computers.

How to troubleshoot them

If you are having problems opening court forms on your computer, the Government of Canada has troubleshooting steps for both PC and Mac users.

What to do if they still won't open

If you are still unable to open court forms after troubleshooting them, you can contact the Government of BC by email.

How to get help filling them in

  • AC Friends of Court can help you complete your legal forms free of charge. To use their services, you will need to book an appointment.
  • Legal Aid BC lists several options to choose from if you are working on a family law case. These options include family advice lawyers, family duty counsel lawyers, family justice counsellors, pro bono legal clinics, and the Family LawLINE. The Legal Aid BC website also has samples of many Supreme Court family forms.

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