Legal Help for British Columbians

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Legal Help for British Columbians
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A guide for non-legal professionals in British Columbia to learn where to direct clients when legal problems occur. It can also be used directly by those seeking assistance with their legal problem.

Contents[edit]

Getting Started[edit]

Common Legal Problems[edit]

Resource List[edit]

Preparing for Your Interview[edit]

  • A sample form to help you prepare for meetings with a lawyer or an advocate

About this Guide[edit]

This Guide is the first "Clicklaw wikibook", which features a free, accessible online resource (this wiki version of the Guide) that is also used to produce a printed book. Learn more about Clicklaw wikibooks.

Leading the writing of this Guide is founding author Cliff Thorstenson, who worked a team of lawyers and editors in updating the Guide on this wiki.


Launch of the Guide as a Clicklaw Wikibook[edit]

This Guide was launched as an online resource in March 2012 as the first Clicklaw wikibook:

Creative Commons[edit]

Creative Commons Licence

Legal Help for British Columbians by Courthouse Libraries BC and Cliff Thorstenson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License.

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as they credit Courthouse Libraries BC and Cliff Thorstenson and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Additional Resources[edit]

Find additional plain language, practical legal information on Clicklaw.

Find law-related help on the Clicklaw HelpMap.

A person licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction by that jurisdiction's law society. See "barrister and solicitor."

(1) A lawyer or a person other than a lawyer who helps clients with legal issues, or (2) to argue a position on behalf of someone.

In family law, a legal document in which a person gives up a right or a claim, or the entitlement to enforce a right or advance a claim; a waiver. Releases are usually signed following the settlement of a court proceeding or legal dispute. See "action" and "claim."

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