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.


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

Gladue Report Guide

Plain language guide for Gladue report writers about how to prepare and write a Gladue report

Gladue Rights at Bail and Sentencing

Infographic poster shows when Gladue rights apply for Aboriginal peoples 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

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

What's First Nations Court?

Explains restorative justice at First Nations Court

Your Gladue Rights

Explains Gladue rights under the Criminal Code of Canada