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 over 130 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.

Media release announcing the relaunch of Dial-A-Law.

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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.

People's Law School

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.

Law Foundation of BC

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.

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch