Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC

Free publications

Click the categories below to see all of our publications. You can read them online in PDF. Or you can order print copies for free.

Categories


Aboriginal Child Protection Process (flow chart)

Provides an overview of the child protection process for Aboriginal families


Getting Parenting and Support Orders (flow chart)

An overview of the process for getting parenting and support orders in Provincial (Family) Court.


How to Appeal Your Conviction

Explains how to appeal a conviction for a summary or indictable criminal offence if you don't have a lawyer.


How to Appeal Your Sentence

Explains how to appeal your sentence if you've been convicted of a summary or indictable criminal offence and don't have a lawyer.


If You Can't Get Legal Aid for Your Criminal Trial

How to apply for a free lawyer if you're facing a serious and complicated criminal charge, but can't get legal aid or afford a lawyer.


If You Can't Pay Your Court Fine on Time

Explains what to do if you can't pay a court fine on time


If You Have a No Contact Order Made Against You

Explains what it means when the court makes a no contact order against you


If You're Charged with a Crime

Outlines what happens when you're charged with a criminal offence


Representing Yourself in a Criminal Trial

Explains what happens when an accused person wants to plead not guilty to a summary offence


Speaking to the Judge Before You're Sentenced

Describes what a convicted person can say to the judge before the judge decides on a sentence


Understanding Court Orders and Hearings

Explains many of the court orders and hearings involved in child protection cases


What's First Nations Court?

Explains restorative justice at First Nations Court


Your Gladue Rights

Explains Gladue rights under the Criminal Code of Canada