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.


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