SmallClaimsBC.ca provides information about BC Provincial Court for civil matters under $25,000. This is the do-it-yourself court. Most cases are resolved without a lawyer by the parties who are in dispute - the claimant and defendant.
Parents in Supreme Court regarding a child support order must be properly prepared to present their cases. SupremeCourtBC.ca features seven instructional videos on this area of family law, including Presenting Your Case in Chambers, Avoiding the Pitfalls in Family Matters and What to Expect the Day of the Hearing.
ImmigrantLegal.ca is the online home of the Immigrant PLEI Consortium. The website provides a service agency directory, fact sheets, forms, frequently asked questions, instructional videos and related website links - all on the topics of Employment Standards, Residential Tenancy, Family Law and Domestic Violence. Some resources are available in more than 10 languages.
CourtsofBC.ca is a website that provides educational information and instructional videos about BC’s Provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. In the videos Alex, a student interested in learning more about BC’s court system, speaks to three judges about the role and functions of the three courts. In addition to the videos, this resource also features downloadable student handouts and a Teacher's Guide.
AdminLawBC.ca helps British Columbians learn about administrative law, search for and prepare for a tribunal by bringing information on the complete range of administrative law resources together under one domain. The website features information and videos to help people get started with their dispute. Tips are provided for settleing disputes early, before they escalate, as well as how to prepare for tribunal hearings. The BC Admin Law Directory lists 100+ administrative agencies and tribunals.
FamiliesChange.ca provides information on separation and divorce for children, teens, parents and professionals. Animation, text, audio and video combine to help children, teens, parents better cope with divorce or separation. Information for professionals is also included. The site is a popular and acclaimed age-appropriate resource. FamiliesChange.ca is also available in French.
This animated, highly interactive website is designed to help BC kids experiencing parental divorce or separation. The virtual world of "Changeville" provides a range of information and activities for children to explore. This exploration takes place through the use of a personally created avatar that walks through Changeville to visit the Park, Legal Street, Break Up Street and the Mall. The website is targeted to children ages 6 to 12 and it can be explored alone, or with one or both parents.
Are you a victim of or witness to a crime in British Columbia? VictimsInfo.ca will give you the resources and information you need to deal with the consequences of crime. Topics include Services for Victims, Reporting a Crime, Criminal Charges, Going to Court and Sentencing.
If you don’t have a lawyer representing you, the Justice Access Centre's Self-help and Information Services in Vancouver can help you get the information you need to prepare your Supreme Court family or civil case.