Legal Help for British Columbians
Legal Help for British Columbians is a resource for non-legal professionals in British Columbia who have clients with legal problems and little money to deal with them. For over 40 common legal problems, the Guide provides first steps to address the problem and options for further information or help.The Guide can also be used directly by those seeking assistance with their legal problem.
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Common Legal Problems
- Complaints about Police and Other Authorities
- Consumer and Debt
- Criminal Law
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- I have a family problem and I want to resolve it out of court · I just separated from the other parent of my children · My partner is abusing me and my kids · My ex is not paying child support · I am having challenges with my children and don't want the Ministry to remove them · The Ministry has taken my kids
- Welfare and Disability
- Wills and Estates
- A list of the best sources of legal information and help available for low-income British Columbians
Preparing for Your Interview
- A sample form to help you prepare for meetings with a lawyer or an advocate
About this Guide
Legal Help for British Columbians was the first Clicklaw Wikibook, which are collaboratively developed, plain language legal publications that are born-wiki and can also be printed. Learn more about Clicklaw Wikibooks.
Launch of the Guide as a Clicklaw Wikibook
This Guide was launched as an online resource in March 2012 as the first Clicklaw Wikibook:
- Clicklaw blog posting "Clicklaw Wikibook – Legal Help for British Columbians, 3rd Edition"
- Legal Help Guide Announcement, a one sheeter describing the Guide
- "BC lawyers help launch public legal help guide in Clicklaw wikibook format", a Courthouse Libraries BC news release
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