Our 2019 AGM

Board members of People's Law School

October 1, 2019

We held our 2019 annual general meeting on September 27 in Vancouver. Members and guests gathered to discuss the society’s achievements over the 2018-19 fiscal year, including our taking on the Dial-A-Law service from the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch and our expansion of law-related content across digital and print platforms.

“Dial-A-Law has proven to be a good strategic fit with People’s Law School and our mission to provide the public with everyday legal information,” commented executive director Patricia Byrne. Hassan El Masri, chair of the board of directors, highlighted the society’s active participation in the access to justice movement in British Columbia, through its participation in A2JBC’s leadership committee and unbundling working group, for which we created and promoted the website unbundlinglaw.ca.

Additional information on our accomplishments during 2018-19 can be found in our annual report.

Mr. El Masri noted the contributions made by two long-standing directors of People’s Law School who were retiring from the board: “We thank Madam Justice Kate Ker and Mr. Aman Sanghera for contributing their time and talent to us over the years. Their insights and unique expertise have helped guide our mission.”

The AGM was followed by a reception at which Mr. El Masri underscored his appreciation of the efforts of the board, staff and funders for their contribution to the society’s success over the past year. 

See the current list of board members for the society.

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.

Get the latest free info — sign up for our newsletter

Access the email newsletter archive.

Contact us

You can reach us by phone at 604-331-5400. More contact info.

Also from People's Law School

Dial-A-Law: A starting point for information on the law in British Columbia in 190+ topic areas. Available online and by phone.

Unbundled Legal Services: Learn about a new service model for lower-cost legal help. 

Beagle: A chatbot that helps with common legal problems. Look in the bottom right corner :)

Thanks to our funders

Meet our primary funders.

People's Law School logo

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.