These terms of use affect your legal rights, so please read them and our privacy notice carefully. Note that the terms of use contained on this website can change at any time.


You agree to these terms of use

By using this website, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted these terms of use.

Governing law

Use of this website is governed by the laws that apply in the province of British Columbia.


Not legal advice

At People’s Law School, we believe accurate, plain English information can help people take action to work out their legal problems. The information on this website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia. It is not intended as legal advice.

Difference between legal information and legal advice

Legal information explains the law in general terms. It can discuss options and possible next steps.

Legal advice applies the law to an individual’s specific situation. It includes recommending a specific option or next step, or providing assurance that information applies to an individual’s specific situation.

We recommend that you consult a legal professional in British Columbia if you want recommendations on next steps or assurance that any information is appropriate to your specific situation.

User stories

The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names and images have been changed to protect people’s privacy. The cases are included to help you think about how to deal with your own situation.

Contents of linked websites

People’s Law School assumes no responsibility for the contents of websites we link to. The inclusion of a link to another site should not be taken as an endorsement by People’s Law School of that other site. Nor should it be taken as establishing any association with the operators of that other site. People’s Law School has no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Use of content published on this website

The content on this website, except for the images, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (“CC BY-NC-SA 4.0”).

What this licensing means

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 is an open license — an alternative to traditional copyright that enables and encourages sharing of intellectual property. Except for the images, you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to adapt, remix, and build upon the material under the following terms:

  • Attribution: You must give credit to People’s Law School. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests People’s Law School endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial: You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your work under the same CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.

Limits on use of images

The images on this website, including the photographs and design elements such as logos and icons, are not covered by the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Nothing in these terms of use should be interpreted as giving direct or indirect permission to use images from this website.