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I’m preparing for a tribunal. Where can I find out what to do?

Last reviewed November 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

A tribunal is a special body or board of adjudicators that can hear complaints and make decisions in a specific area of the law. In some cases, a tribunal acts in place of the court to solve disputes (conflicts) or determine rights.

  • Administrative Tribunals (BC Admin Law Directory), from Justice Education Society of BC, has information about what administrative tribunals are, how they function, and how to prepare for them. It has a directory of administrative tribunals and agencies, which you can use to find out more about the tribunal you are preparing for.

Need more help?

  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or help with preparing for a tribunal for your legal issue.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap. You can narrow down the list by selecting the topic relevant to the tribunal you are preparing for. Organizations or services usually focus on one or a few topics only.

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