Early in the pandemic, Lisa Hamilton QC, a Bencher of the Law Society of BC, suggested that some family lawyers were interested in offering mediation services to help families with low or modest incomes resolve their family law issues without going to court.
Legal Aid BC’s Family Resolution Centre - a free online service helping separated parents with low or moderate incomes resolve issues about raising their children - has recently expanded its services to include child support. The Family Resolution Centre has been available for some time to help parents with issues like where the children will live and how important decisions will be made.
About half a million violation tickets are issued every year in BC. The provincial government, in consultation with the Provincial Court, has developed a new online tool to help people in BC decide how to deal with their tickets.
This temporary change in procedure was terminated on May 14, 2021.