Introduction to Dial-A-Law

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Dial-A-Law is a service of People's Law School, a non-profit society in British Columbia that provides public legal education. Dial-A-Law features free information on the law in British Columbia in over 130 topic areas. The information is reviewed by lawyers and updated regularly.

To listen to Dial-A-Law information on the telephone, call 1-800-565-5297 (604-687-4680 in the Lower Mainland). Dial-A-Law is also available on its own website at, including audio recordings of all the information.

Copyright & Disclaimer

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence Dial-A-Law © People’s Law School is, except for the images, made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.

At People's Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. This information explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice. For help with a specific legal problem, contact a legal professional. Some sources of legal help are highlighted in the page on free and low-cost legal help.

About Us

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.




The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds law-related programs and projects that benefit the public in British Columbia. The Dial-A-Law service is funded by the Law Foundation of BC. We are extremely grateful for their support.

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch operated the Dial-A-Law service from the 1980s until 2019. As our focus at People’s Law School is helping the public understand the law, we’re honoured to have the opportunity to carry on the excellent work of the CBABC with Dial-A-Law, supported by dedicated volunteers in the legal profession.