This website is from People’s Law School, a non-profit society in British Columbia. It explains “unbundled services”, in which people can hire a lawyer for part of a legal matter, depending on what they can afford and where they most want the help. The website was developed with the Unbundling Working Group of Access to Justice BC and funded by the Law Foundation of BC.
About People’s Law School
Founded in 1972, People’s Law School is a non-profit society dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. We provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.
Our resources are available in a variety of formats to meet the needs of people: on the web and other digital platforms, in booklets and longer-format publications, and through classes in communities around BC.
About Access to Justice BC
Access to Justice BC is a network of people and organizations connecting with each other to realize a common vision — access to family and civil justice for all British Columbians.
What is access to justice?
Access to justice means enabling people to avoid, manage and resolve civil and family legal problems and disputes. This vision includes providing people with the information they need to understand the law, and supporting them to resolve their own disputes without having to go to court.
Access to Justice BC, or A2JBC, takes an expansive view of the BC family and civil justice system to include not just courts, but all services, institutions and organizations that support people in getting the skills, knowledge, resources and services they need to manage their legal problems.
The Unbundling Working Group
The A2JBC Unbundling Working Group consists of justice system stakeholders working to support and promote unbundling initiatives in BC. This website is one such initiative. Another priority of the Working Group is to engage law students, lawyers, law professors and other justice system stakeholders in a dialogue about other creative ways to practice law that match legal services supply with the existing unmet demand for legal services.
About the Law Foundation of BC
The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds law-related programs and projects that benefit the public in British Columbia. This website was developed through a project grant from the Law Foundation of BC. We are extremely grateful for their support.