A web site where newcomers can find legal information and community resources in their own languages.
LawLINE’s recorded messages describing services are available in nine languages: Arabic, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The messages also explain that if you need service in a language other than English, the LawLINE staff member who answers the phone can arrange immediate access to a telephone interpreter.
Many of the legal advice publications produced by the LSS are available online in PDF format. Choose a publication and then select from the available languages.
Information on such issues that might apply to newcomers as Legal Aid guidelines, live-in domestic workers, permanent residents, refugees, removal from canada, sponsorship, temporary visas.
Dial-A-Law is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia, but not legal advice. Use the menus to get Dial-A-Law in Chinese or Punjabi.
Search for the meaning of legal terms in seven languages including Chinese and Punjabi.