Staying out of court


Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC
Information and publications about the issues that are important to Aboriginal people, including family law, child protection (including information on mediation), Gladue rights, First Nations Court, Indian Residential Schools Settlement, and harvesting rights (fishing, hunting, and gathering).

Child Protection Mediation Program (Ministry of Children and Family Development)
Provides information about child protection mediation and links to other useful resources.

Website aimed at enhancing access to justice in BC links to legal information and education designed for the public from 24 contributor organizations, as well as selected others.

Transcripts of taped information written by lawyers, about various law topics and your rights.

Family Justice (Attorney General ministry)
Basic information on family law topics and alternatives to court for family disputes.

Family Mediation Canada
Information about qualified family mediators and a "Find a mediator" search tool.

Mediate BC
Contains a list of qualified family mediators and information about mediation and how it works.

Question and answer pathways (on separation and divorce, making a will or personal plan, foreclosure, and family violence) that lead to an action plan. Plus an online negotiation platform for couples to work together on their separation plan/agreement. Publications about the law.

Unbundled legal services
Find a lawyer who you can pay to take part of your case while you handle the rest yourself