About Power of Attorney

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Power of Attorney from People's Law School tells you how a power of attorney can be used to give someone the legal power to take care of financial and legal matters for you. It explains why you might want a power of attorney, the types of power of attorney, how to make a power of attorney, and how to end one.


Contributors to this publication:

  • Legal review: Kevin Smith
  • Content review: Hassan El Masri and Joan Letendre, notaries public practicing in British Columbia
  • Writing, editing and layout: Marisa Chandler, Drew Jackson, Gayla Reid, Elena Renderos

This publication was made possible through the financial support of the Law Foundation of BC, the Notary Foundation of BC, the Department of Justice Canada, and the Province of British Columbia.


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence Power of Attorney © People's Law School is, except for the images, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence. This licence lets others share, reuse, remix, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as they credit the copyright holder and license their new creations under the identical terms.

About People's Law School

People's Law School is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. We provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.


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