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


A Guide to Aboriginal Harvesting Rights

Explains harvesting rights and what to do if you've been charged with a harvesting offence


Assault

Describes how to defend yourself if you're charged with assault


Breach of a Court Order

Describes how to defend yourself if you're charged with breach of a court order


Gladue Primer

No longer up-to-date. See Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing and Your Gladue Rights to find out more about Gladue rights and Gladue reports.


Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing

Infographic poster shows when Gladue rights apply for Aboriginal people during the criminal court process


Gladue Submission Guide

Explains how to prepare an oral or written submission for a hearing


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


Is That Legal?

Booklet to help youth become safer online when they use social media


Mischief

Describes how to defend yourself if you're charged with mischief


Possession of an Illegal Drug

Describes how to defend yourself if you're charged with possession of an illegal drug


Possession of Property Under $5,000 Obtained by Crime

Describes how to defend yourself if you're charged with possession of property under $5,000 obtained by crime


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


Theft Under $5,000

Describes how to defend yourself if you're charged with theft under $5,000


What's First Nations Court?

Explains restorative justice at First Nations Court


Your Gladue Rights

Explains Gladue rights under the Criminal Code of Canada