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Posted to: Court | 07/11/2018

The first Community Court in Canada opened in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 2008. Now into its 10th year of operation, Downtown Community Court (DCC) continues to show how a court can work with its community to create better outcomes for offenders.

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: Law | 16/10/2018

As of October 17, 2018, cannabis is no longer a “controlled substance” whose production, possession and sale in Canada are prohibited by the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. But that doesn’t mean there are no limits on growing, possessing, using and selling marijuana.

Posted to: Court, Judges | 09/10/2018

You sometimes hear people say that our judges and courts aren’t accountable, but that’s not true. Both individual judges and the courts they serve in are accountable for their decisions and actions in many ways.

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:

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