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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.

Legal Services Society (LSS) - Publications

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.

Clicklaw - Immigrants and Refugees

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.

Multilingual Legal Dictionary

Search for the meaning of legal terms in seven languages including Chinese and Punjabi.