BC Legal System

The COVID-19 pandemic has led changes in our legal system. Please see our new COVID-19 updates section for up-to-date information.

BC's legal system

The law is complicated and sometimes confusing. This section has information on the different courts in BC, their processes, and how to get help from a lawyer or advocate. You can also find technical tips on forms and applications.

Going to court is usually a last resort, but sometimes you don't have a choice. We have tips to help you prepare for your day in court and cope with the stress of going through the court process.

Surrey and Victoria Family Courts
Family cases in Surrey and Victoria Provincial (Family) Court follow different procedures. See Surrey and Victoria Family Court for more information. 


If you've received documents from your ex about a case they've opened and you don't know what to do next, click I've been served below.

I've been served