Bring a support person to court

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In BC, it’s possible to bring a friend to support you in court.
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You have a court hearing coming up and you’re representing yourself. It no doubt feels daunting. Fortunately, you don’t have to go on your own. Learn about taking a support person with you to court.

What you should know

Steps to bring a support person to court

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2023
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Kevin Love, Community Legal Assistance Society

Kevin Love

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