eNews: Help

Posted to: Help | 23/10/2018

When couples separate, they have options for creating a separation agreement – they can use a lawyer to negotiate or engage in private mediation, and now they can use an online resource, the MyLawBC Dialogue Tool, to prepare a draft for review by lawyers.

Posted to: Help | 02/10/2018


December 2019 update: This program’s eligibility criteria have changed. Now, to be eligible for free mediation one party must meet Access Pro Bono's family income criteria:

Posted to: Help | 28/08/2018

A woman comes into a legal aid office asking for help — she wants her husband, who no longer lives with her and the kids, to stop harassing her. She explains that he makes threats, and while they were still living together, he assaulted her and wouldn’t let her see her family or get a job. She took the children to a woman’s shelter.

Posted to: Help, Law | 21/08/2018

You were given a traffic ticket and decided to dispute it, so you filed a Notice of Dispute and received a Notice of Hearing. Now your court date is coming up and you wonder how your hearing will work. Will it be like a trial on ‘Law and Order’, or maybe like those conducted by Judge Judy?

Posted to: Help, Law | 14/08/2018

So, you’ve been given a traffic ticket and you want to dispute it. This eNews not only explains how to dispute a ticket, arrange a hearing, and prepare for the hearing, but it answers FAQs about the process and some of the complications people encounter.

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