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Hot Off the Press – One new and two revised French translation
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LSS is committed to providing PLEI publications in our second language for our francophone community here in BC and for all French-speaking newcomers to BC. We’ve just released three new or revised French translations, available online only.

The new French translation:

Mères quittant un partenaire violent : Renseignements concernant le droit de la familleMothers LeavingAbusive Partners: Family Law Information

This booklet is a plain language guide for women who’ve been abused by their intimate partner (such as a spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend). Topics include:

  • what is abuse
  • how to protect yourself and your children
  • what the courts can do
  • what will happen to the children
  • deciding parenting arrangements
  • where to get help and support
  • what to take with you when you leave

The revised French translations:

Vivez en sécurité, Mettez fin à la violence — Live Safe, End Abuse

Our fact sheets on abuse and family violence have been thoroughly revised and updated and combined into a single booket. This booklet is for people leaving an abusive partner. It contains information on what abuse is, how people can plan for their safety and protect their children, and who can help. Topics include:

  • safety planning
  • women abused by their partners
  • keeping your children safe
  • men abused by their partners
  • protection orders
  • getting help from the police or RCMP
  • who can help
  • if your sponsor abuses you
  • what to do about money
  • the criminal court process

Vivre ensemble ou séparémentLiving Together or Living Apart

We’ve revised and updated our popular, award-winning booklet. Previous versions are no longer accurate and should be discarded.

Family law can be complicated. But with the right information and help, you can solve many issues on your own without going to court. This booklet explains your legal options and where to get help. It also includes a chapter for immigrant families. Topics include:

  • your rights and responsibilities if you’re married or in a marriage-like relationship
  • how spouses can work out agreements
  • what to do if you decide to separate or divorce
  • how to work out arrangements for parenting if you have children
  • how to sort out money matters

All these translations are available, online-only, on the MyLawBC website. You can also find a full list of all our French PLEI publications.

Thank you to the Francophone Affairs Program in BC for funding these translations, made possible through the Canada–British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French-Language Services.

Hot Off The Press: Four new or revised French translations
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LSS is committed to providing PLEI publications in our second language for both our francophone community here in BC and for all French-speaking newcomers to BC. We’ve just released four new or revised French translations. The new French translation is:

  • If You Can’t Get Legal Aid for Your Criminal Trial: How to Make a Rowbotham Application

Updated to match their English counterparts are the French versions of:

  • Defending Yourself: Possession of an Illegal Drug
  • Legal Aid Can Help You
  • Representing Yourself in a Criminal Trial

All the new translations are available online-only on the MyLawBC website.

Thank you to the Francophone Affairs Program in BC for funding these translations, made possible through the Canada-British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French-Language Services.

See the MyLawBC website for a full list of all our French PLEI publications. See below for links to the latest new or revised French publications.

New French translation:

This booklet is for people facing serious and complex criminal charges who have been denied legal aid but can't afford a lawyer. It explains why, how, and when to ask the judge to appoint a free lawyer. The booklet includes a checklist of points to cover in court and copies of the necessary court forms.

Revised French translations:

This pamphlet outlines in plain language what legal aid is, and how and where to apply for it. It also lists the phone numbers of legal aid offices in BC.

This booklet describes how to defend yourself if you’re charged with possession of an illegal drug. It includes what the prosecutor must prove to find you guilty, sentencing information, and how to get legal help. There’s also a flowchart showing how LSS publications can help at each stage of the court process.

The booklet explains what happens when an accused person wants to plead not guilty to a summary offence. It’s designed to guide a self-represented person through the basic steps in the court process both before and at a trial. It contains checklists, flow charts, and a sample letter to Crown counsel, as well as how to get legal help.

Hot Off the Press: Eight new or revised French translations
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LSS is committed to providing PLEI publications in our second national language for both our francophone community here in BC and for all French-speaking newcomers to BC. We’ve just released eight new or revised French translations. The new French translations include:

  • If You Can't Get Legal Aid for Your Child Protection Case
  • Sponsorship Breakdown

Updated to match their English counterparts were the French versions of:

  • Defending Yourself: Assault
  • Defending Yourself: Breach of a Court Order
  • Defending Yourself: Possession of Property Under $5000
  • Defending Yourself: Mischief
  • If You Can't Pay Your Court Fine on Time
  • If Your Child Is Taken: Your Rights As a Parent

All the new translations are available online (only) on the MyLawBC website.

Thank you to the Francophone Affairs Program in BC for funding these translations, made possible through the Canada — British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French-Language Services.

See the MyLawBC website for a full list of all our French PLEI publications. See below for links to the latest new/revised French publications.

New French translations:

Revised French translations:

Hot Off the Press: Seven new or revised French translations
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LSS is committed to providing PLE publications in French for both our francophone community here in BC and, of course, for all French-speaking newcomers to BC. We’ve just released seven new or revised French translations: The new French titles include:

  • Separation Agreements: Your Right to Fairness
  • If You Have a No Contact Order Made Against You
  • Speaking to the Judge Before You’re Sentenced
  • Can’t Pay Your Mortgage? What You Can Do If You’re Facing Foreclosure

Updated to match their English counterparts were the French versions of:

  • How to Become a Child’s Guardian
  • For Your Protection: Peace Bonds and Family Law Protection Orders
  • If Your Child Is Taken: Your Rights As a Parent

All the new translations are available online (only) on our website.

Thank you to the Francophone Affairs Program in BC for funding these translations, made possible through the Canada — British Columbia Official Languages Agreement on French-Language Services.

See our website for a full list of all our French PLE publications. See below for links to the new/revised French publications.

New French translations:

Accords de séparation : votre droit à l’équité - Separation Agreements: Your Right to Fairness

Que faire lorsqu’une ordonnance de non-communication a été rendue contre vous - If You Have a No Contact Order Made Against You

Vous adresser au juge avant votre condamnation - Speaking to the Judge Before You’re Sentenced

Vous avez du mal à rembourser votre prêt hypothécaire? Ce que vous pouvez faire si vous êtes menacé d’une saisie immobilière - Can’t Pay Your Mortgage? What You Can Do If You’re Facing Foreclosure

Revised French translations:

Comment devenir le tuteur d’un enfant - How to Become a Child’s Guardian

Pour votre protection : engagements de ne pas troubler l’ordre public et ordonnances de protection relatives au droit de la famille - For Your Protection: Peace Bonds and Family Law Protection Orders

Si votre enfant vous est retire : vos droits en tant que parent - If Your Child Is Taken: Your Rights As a Parent