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Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chapter One - Criminal Law
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Etiquette
IV. Criminal Charges
V. Substantive Law
VI. Resolving Prior to Trial
VII. Pleading Not Guilty/Trial
VIII. Other Issues
IX. Charter of Rights and Freedoms
X. LSLAP Policies
XI. Information for LSLAP Students
XII. Etiquette for Law Students
XIII. Practice Recommendations
Appendix A: Initial Sentencing Position
Appendix B: Diversion Application
Appendix C: Sentencing Hearing
Appendix D: Trial Books
Appendix E: Glossary
Chapter Two - Youth Justice
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Youth Criminal Justice Act
IV. Youth Justice (British Columbia) Act
Appendix A: Glossary
Chapter Three - Family Law
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Marriage
IV. Divorce
V. Uncontested Divorce
VI. Simple Divorce Procedure
VII. Alternatives to Divorce
VIII. Assets
IX. Spousal and Child Support
X. Interjurisdictional Support Orders
XI. Custody, Guardianship, and Access
XII. Children and the Law
XIII. Adoption
XIV. Name Changes
XV. Court Procedures
Appendix A: Glossary
Chapter Four - Victims
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Avenues to Address Crime
IV. Victims of Violence in Relationships
V. Seniors and Others with Disabilities
VI. Victims of Human Trafficking
VII. Referrals and Follow-up
Chapter Five - Public Complaints
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Steps to Take
IV. Privacy or Access to Information
V. Complaints against the Police
VI. Complaints against Security Guards
VII. The Right to Vote
VIII. Complaints regarding UBC
IX. Complaints regarding SFU
X. Complaints against Doctors
XI. Complaints against Lawyers
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Sample Letter of Intent
Chapter Six - Human Rights
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. BC Human Rights Code
IV. Canadian Human Rights Act
V. BC Civil Rights Protection Act
VI. Rights of the Child
VII. LSLAP's Role
Chapter Seven - Workers' Compensation
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Limitation Periods
IV. Compensation Claims
V. Occupational Diseases
VI. Claim Benefits
VII. Appeals
VIII. Health and Safety Regulations
IX. Assessments of Employers
X. Fair Practices Officer
XI. LSLAP's Role
Appendix A: Abbreviations
Appendix B: Referrals
Appendix C: Resources
Appendix D: Claims Process
Appendix E: Checklist for Interviews
Appendix F: Checklist for Appeals
Appendix G: Sample Authorization Form
Chapter Eight - Employment Insurance
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Qualifying for EI
IV. Types of Benefits
V. Benefit Period
VI. Quantifying Benefits
VII. Benefit Entitlement
VIII. Penalties, Violations, and Offences
IX. Keeping Out of Trouble
X. Timing for Reporting
XI. Overpayment and Collections
XII. Reconsideration
XIII. Social Security Tribunal
XIV. Appeals
XV. Payment Pending Appeal
XVI. Judicial Review
XVII. Authorization for Representatives
Appendix A: Initial Application Checklist
Chapter Nine - Employment Law
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Checklist
IV. Preliminary Matters
V. Employment Issues
VI. Remedies
VII. Strategies and Tips
Appendix A: Glossary
Chapter Ten - Creditors and Debtors
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Creditors' Remedies
IV. Debtors' Options
V. Dealing with Debt
Appendix A: Relevant Forms
Appendix B: Examination Checklist
Chapter Eleven - Consumer Protection
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Contracts for Sale of Goods
IV. Consumer Protection
V. Direct Sales
VI. Conditional Sales Contracts
VII. Motor Dealer Act
VIII. Miscellaneous
IX. Consumer Transactions
Chapter Twelve - Auto Insurance (ICBC)
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Compulsory Coverage
IV. Optional Insurance
V. Personal Injury Claims
VI. Out-of-Province
Chapter Thirteen - Motor Vehicle Law
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. At the Roadside
IV. Duties after a Collision
V. Violation Tickets
VI. Provincial Offences
VII. Vehicle Impoundment
VIII. Superintendent
IX. Drugs and Alcohol
X. Federal Offences
XI. ICBC Breaches
XII. Bicycles
XIII. LSLAP Program Information
Appendix A: Examples of Penalty
Chapter Fourteen - Mental Health Law
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Theory and Approach
IV. Legal Rights
V. Patient Admission
VI. Voluntarily Admitted
VII. Involuntarily Admitted
VIII. Criminal Code
IX. Complaints
X. References
Appendix A: Second Opinion
Appendix B: Near Relative
Chapter Fifteen – Guardianship
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Overview
IV. Power of Attorney
V. Representation Agreements
VI. Advance Directives
VII. Committeeship
VIII. Adult Abuse
Appendix A: EPOA
Appendix B: Notice of Revocation
Chapter Sixteen – Wills and Estates
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Making and Executing
IV. Mistakes and Alterations
V. Will Variation Claims
VI. Probate and Administration
VII. Intestacy
VIII. First Nations
IX. Living Wills
Appendix A: Questionnaire
Appendix B: Checklist
Appendix C: Glossary
Chapter Seventeen – Citizenship
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Who is a Canadian Citizen?
IV. Advantages & Responsibilities
V. Citizenship Grants
VI. Applying for Citizenship Grant
VII. Loss of Citizenship
VIII. Proof
IX. Search of Citizenship Record
X. Referrals
Chapter Eighteen – Immigration
I. Introduction
II. Main Sources
III. Players
IV. Categories of Persons
V. PR Application
VI. IRB
VII. Loss of PR
VIII. Removal Orders
IX. Appeals
X. Offences
XI. Issues at Sentencing
XII. Contacts
Chapter Nineteen – Landlord and Tenant Rights
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. RTA Coverage
IV. Tenancy Agreements
V. Moving in
VI. Security Deposits
VII. Repair and Service
VIII. Rent Increase
IX. Tenant's Rights
X. Moving out
XI. Termination/Eviction
XII. Dispute Resolution
XIII. Common Law
XIV. Strata Law
XV. Assisted Living
XVI. Commercial Tenancies
XVII. Mobile Homes
XVIII. Income Assistance
XIX. Illegal Suites
XX. Forms
Chapter Twenty – Small Claims
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Do You Have a Claim?
IV. Choosing the Proper Forum
V. Starting a Claim
VI. Responding to a Claim
VII. Default Order
VIII. How a Claim Proceeds
IX. Pre-Trial
X. Mediation
XI. Settlement Conferences
XII. Trial/Pre-Trial Conferences
XIII. Trial Preparation
XIV. Trials
XV. Costs and Penalties
XVI. Appeals
XVII. Enforcement of a Judgement
Appendix A: Registries
Appendix B: Demand Letter
Appendix C: Notice of Claim
Appendix D: Reply to Claim
Appendix E: Glossary
Appendix F: Limitation Periods
Appendix G: Causes of Action
Appendix H: Tribunal Procedures
Appendix I: Court Fees
Appendix J: Settlement Conference
Appendix K: Payment Hearing
Appendix L: Appeal
Chapter Twenty One – Welfare Law
I. Introduction
II. Governing Legislation and Resources
III. Eligibility
IV. Special Situations
V. Eligibility Factors
VI. Hardship Assistance
VII. Overpayments and Fraud
VIII. Payment Issues
IX. Additional Benefits
X. Health Supplements
XI. Appeals
Chapter Twenty Two – Referrals
I. General
II. Family Law
III. Residential Tenancy
IV. Human Rights
V. Wills & Estates
VI. Immigration & Refugee
VII. Disability
VIII. Employment
IX. Debt
X. Aboriginal
XI. Police Complaints
XII. Chinese Language
XIII. Others
Supplementary Documents from Appendices
Ch. 1 Appendix A: Sample Initial Sentencing Position
Ch. 1 Appendix B: Alternative Measures (Diversion)
Ch. 7 Appendix G: Sample Authorization Form
Ch. 14 Appendix A: Second Opinion
Ch. 14 Appendix B: Near Relative
Ch. 15 Appendix A: EPOA
Ch. 15 Appendix B: Notice of Revocation (from NIDUS)
Ch. 16 Appendix A: Wills Instruction Questionnaire
Ch. 20 Appendix C: Sample Notice of Claim
Ch. 20 Appendix D: Sample Reply to Claim

A legal document required by the Provincial Court Family Rules to respond to a claim made in an applicant's Application to Obtain an Order. See "applicant," "Application to Obtain an Order," "claim" and "Counterclaim."

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