Useful Links

Finding a Lawyer or Legal Advice
Legal information
Links related to specific types of cases
Statutes

Courts

Finding a Lawyer or Legal Advice

Lawyer Referral Service - consult with a lawyer for 30 minutes for $25+ tax
Legal Aid Intake Services - where to find Legal Aid and how to apply
LSS Call Centre - phone to find out if you qualify for legal aid services - telephone interpreters can be arranged for people who don’t speak English
Access Pro Bono - free legal advice and lawyers’ services
Clicklaw - legal help and lawyers - links to sources of legal advice and lawyers in your community

Legal Information

British Columbia Courthouse Library Society - legal research training videos and courthouse library locations
CanLII - the legal information database where Canadian court decisions, including B.C. Provincial Court judgments, can be found
Clicklaw – wide range of legal info, education and help designed for the public
Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. - legal information and education primarily for lawyers
Law Society of BC - regulates BC lawyers
Dial-a-Law - listen to talks on legal topics including family law, criminal law and Small Claims Court
Justice Education Society - self-help, education and tool kits on a huge range of legal issues
Peoples Law School - events, programs and resources on legal rights and responsibilities
B.C. Ministry of Justice - information on all aspects of the provincial justice department’s work
B.C. Government Laws - FAQ and definitions of common legal terms – useful glossary of legal terms and FAQs
Office of the Public Trustee - protects the interests of people who lack legal capacity
Federal Department of Justice - information on all aspects of the federal justice department’s work

Links related to specific types of cases

Criminal Matters Useful Links
Family Matters Useful Links
Small Claims Matters Useful Links
Traffic & Bylaw Matters Useful Links
Youth Matters Useful Links

Statutes

The Provincial Court hears matters under a wide variety of federal and provincial laws (also called “statutes” or ‘legislation”) enacted by the Parliament of Canada and the British Columbia Legislature, including those listed here. Provincial Court judges and judicial justices must also apply "common law” precedents (applicable decisions of the British Columbia Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada in similar cases). Canadian courts’ decisions can be found at CanLII.

B.C. Statutes

BC Laws – all provincial legislation in alphabetical order – click “Laws of British Columbia”and search
Adult Guardianship Act
Child, Family and Community Service Act
Provincial Court (Child, Family and Community Service Act) Rules
Commercial Transport Act
Environmental Management Act
Family Law Act
Provincial Court (Family) Rules
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Tables
Family Maintenance Enforcement Act
Family Maintenance Enforcement Act Regulation
Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act
Liquor Control and Licensing Act
Limitation Act
Local Government Act (bylaw offences)
Motor Vehicle Act
Offence Act
Passenger Transportation Act
Small Claims Act
Small Claims Rules
Workers Compensation Act
Youth Justice Act

Canadian Statutes

Laws of Canada – searchable or click “Consolidated Acts” for all federal legislation in alphabetical order
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Tables
Criminal Code Contraventions Act
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Firearms Act
Fisheries Act
Income Tax Act
Youth Criminal Justice Act

Courts

Canadian Courts:

Supreme Court of Canada
British Columbia Superior Courts
Alberta Courts Saskatchewan Courts
Manitoba Courts Ontario Courts
New Brunswick Courts Newfoundland Courts Nova Scotia Courts PEI Courts
Quebec Courts
Nunavut Court of Justice
Northwest Territories Courts
Yukon Courts
Federal Court of Canada
Tax Court of Canada
Canadian Courts Judgments & Decisions

United States Courts:

US Federal Courts
National Center for State Courts

International Courts:

International Court of Justice
International Criminal Court