Welcome to our new website

Welcome to Our New Website News

June 27, 2017

At People's Law School, we are delighted to launch our new website. Released on June 27, 2017, the new site represents a major advance towards our vision of a province where people have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to resolve everyday legal matters.

The new site features practical guidance on legal issues that British Columbians experience in their daily lives. It seeks to engage people in learning and problem-solving, and empower them to take action. And it provides greater access to information people can be confident is authoritative and trustworthy.

The new site features content on topics that have been identified as gap areas in legal information available to British Columbians — starting with consumer problems and (coming in the months after launch) money and debt issues and accidents and injuries. The site offer step-by-step guidance and tools such as template letters aimed at helping people take action on the legal issues that come up in their daily lives.

Try out the document builder to complain about a problem with a used car you bought privately

Engaging and understandable

The site features interactive elements and user stories that make the content easier to relate to and easier to understand. This user story helps explain what to watch out for when buying a used car.

Authoritative and trustworthy

Legal professionals have reviewed the content on the site for legal accuracy. As well, we are delighted to launch a new feature, Q&A, where visitors can browse answers from volunteer legal professionals to questions posed by others, or ask their own question. 

We invite you to try out our ask your question feature.

We'd love your feedback

After trying out the new People's Law School website, please take a moment to give us feedback on the new site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Sign up for our email newsletter to stay current with updates.

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.