Dial-A-Law is a service of People’s Law School, a non-profit society in British Columbia that provides public legal education. Dial-A-Law is a starting point for information on the law for British Columbians. Funded by the Law Foundation of BC, Dial-A-Law was previously operated by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch.

Dial-A-Law features free information on the law in British Columbia in 190 topic areas. The information is reviewed by lawyers and updated regularly.

To listen to Dial-A-Law information on the telephone, call 1-800-565-5297 (604-687-4680 in the Lower Mainland).

Dial-A-Law is available on the internet at dialalaw.ca, including audio recordings of all the information.

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 through classes in communities around BC.

About the Law Foundation of British Columbia

The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds law-related programs and projects that benefit the public in British Columbia. The Dial-A-Law service is funded by the Law Foundation of BC. We are extremely grateful for their support.

About the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch operated the Dial-A-Law service from the 1980s until 2019. As our focus at People’s Law School is helping the public understand the law, we’re honoured to have the opportunity to carry on the excellent work of the CBABC with Dial-A-Law, supported by dedicated volunteers in the legal profession.

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.