Introduction
Introduction

We recommend that you watch the introductory video first. It will provide you with an overview of the British Columbia court system, and this website.

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Glossary

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Lawsuit: A legal action started in a court of law between two private parties or businesses or organizations or institutions.

Lawyer: A qualified professional advisor on legal matters who can represent clients in court or outside of court.

Legislation: A law or laws passed by an official body such as the Parliament of Canada or the Provincial Legislatures.

Libel: A false and malicious published statement that damages somebody’s reputation.  Libel can include pictures and any other representations that have public or permanent form.

Litigant: A party in a lawsuit.

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