The Self-Represented and the Legal Coach

Many people are now choosing to represent themselves in court, but they may lack confidence or have difficulty knowing where to start. You have a right to be self-represented in your legal matter.  Most people are better educated now than they were 30 years ago.  Tools like the internet can…

Common Mistakes in Financial Statements for BC Family Court

Financial Statements can be intimidating.  For most people, this is the first time they have to swear an affidavit.  The key thing to remember is to be honest.  If you do not know the answer to a question, say so. They other thing to remember is that a Financial Statement…

Cactus Club Wins Human Rights Challenge in Bar Watch Case

A young woman who alleged that Abbotsford’s Cactus Club restaurant discriminated against her because of her brother’s connection to crime lost her case before B.C.’s Human Rights Tribunal in a decision released April 2, 2015. R.S., (who did not want to be identified) attended her brother’s birthday party at the…

ICBC as Collection Agency? New BC Bill Introduced

Mike de Jong, B.C. Minister of Finance, has introduced a new bill that could refuse renewal of drivers’ licences for those who have unpaid student loans or court fines.The proposed bill was introduced in the legislature on February 26, 2015 and would expand the Insurance Company of B.C. (ICBC)  function…

Top 10 Ways To Reduce Your Legal Bill

Legal bills can be expensive.  Here’s what you can do to help reduce potential costs when you need a lawyer: Making the most of your lawyer 1. Don’t wait too long to hire a lawyer, or the problems might get a lot more difficult (and expensive) to solve later on. 2….