Law

Whether you're drafting a will, filing for divorce, involved in tenancy dispute, or need to find court forms, these resources can help you with your legal questions.

Library Databases

BC Codes: Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Manual (In-Library Only)

Full text of the Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Manual, plus volumes available in the Free Access version of BC Codes.

On the Shelf

Contracts -- Canada

Essential information to the law of contracts in Canada.

Divorce Mediation

Help on reaching a divorce settlement.

Landlord and tenant -- British Columbia

Information renters and landlords need to know.

On the Web

BC Laws

Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)

This website provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, and statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

Civic Resolution Tribunal

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is Canada's first online tribunal, located in British Columbia. It is one of the first examples in the world of online dispute resolution that's being incorporated into the public justice system. The CRT has jurisdiction over small claims and strata property (condominium) disputes, certain motor vehicle accident disputes, as well as disputes under the Societies Act and the Co-operative Association Act.

The CRT provides the public with online access to interactive information pathways, tools, and a variety of dispute resolution methods including negotiation, facilitation and, if necessary, adjudication. For those who are unable or unwilling to use technology to resolve their dispute, the tribunal provides paper-based or telephone-based services.

Clicklaw

One-stop portal to legal information, education and help for British Columbians. This is a fantastic website that should be able to answer most of your legal questions in plain language.

Courthouse Libraries B.C.

This site provides access to legal information resources and information services, both for members of the legal community and the public.

Dial-A-Law

Provided by the Canadian Bar Association, this is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers on a variety of popular legal topics.

Family Law in B.C.

Self-help guides with step-by-step instructions on topics such as how to file for a divorce and lots of fact sheets on other family law topics such as grandparents' rights, custody, access, divorce, child support, etc.

Irwin Law’s Canadian Online Legal Dictionary

A collaborative dictionary comprised of terms defined in glossaries of Canadian law books published by Irwin Law.

JP Boyd on Family Law

This Clicklaw wikibook by Vancouver lawyer John-Paul Boyd provides in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in B.C.

North Shore Community Resources

Provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the North Shore. Also supplies Help's at Hand fact sheets and articles on over 200 legal topics.

VictimLink BC

VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.