Department of Justice – Inventory of Services
British Columbia Courts
Ministry of Justice – Court Services Branch
Law Society of British Columbia
The Law Society of British Columbia is the governing body for every practicing lawyer in British Columbia, and regulates lawyers in the public interest. On the LSBC website, you can find links to plenty of additional resources, information on disciplinary proceedings against lawyers in BC (including a search tool to check if your lawyer has been disciplined), a lawyer lookup tool, and helpful tips on working with a lawyer.
www.bclaws.caThe provincial government operates this website as a central repository of all provincial law. Some of the more important laws that you should be aware of are the Family Relations Act, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act, the Family Law Act, and the Child, Family and Community Service Act.
This site is also helpful because it contains the Supreme Court Family Rules.
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/The federal government operates this website as a central repository of all federal law. Some of the more important laws (and regulations) you should be aware of are the Divorce Act, the Pension Act, and the Federal Child Support Guidelines.
http://www.canlii.org/en//CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII’s goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. This website provides searchable access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.Think of this site as a search engine for the law. An excellent free resource.
http://www.courthouselibrary.ca/The courthouse library is an invaluable resource to lawyers and laypersons alike. The Vancouver courthouse library is open to the public on weekdays during business hours, and provides free access to legal texts, specialized legal search engines, and other resources. Highly recommended.
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