It's a big year for People’s Law (our 50th!)

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February 11, 2022

In 1972, People’s Law School was created to educate British Columbians about the law. Classes were held in the home of one of its law student founders, and taught by volunteer lawyers and professors. That year, about 3,500 people attended these sessions. Last year, over 830,000 British Columbians accessed our digital information, and nearly 6,000 people viewed our webinars — the modern version of the 1972 “classes.”

While our services, operations and reach have expanded, our underlying principles have remained the same: provide legal information on topics that affect the public most, in language that people can understand. 

We’re proud to celebrate our 50-year milestone with our employees, volunteers and the public. Keep an eye on our email newsletterwe’ll be telling our stories each month over the year, showing you how People’s has made a difference to so many.

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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We are grateful to work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, whose Peoples continue to live on and care for these lands.