Dial-A-Law is a library of legal information prepared by lawyers. It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia. Dial-A-Law is a free service that is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and on the Internet. Dial-A-Law is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and is operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC).
In 1983, CBABC identified a need for public access to legal information on a variety of law topics. In collaboration with and funding from the Law Foundation of British Columbia, CBABC sponsored and initiated the Dial-A-Law program, which includes legal information on more than 131 topics.
In 2013, the Dial-A-Law program celebrates its 30th anniversary. The success of this program is due to generous funding of the Law Foundation of British Columbia and the work of hundreds of lawyers who have generously volunteered their time to this program.
Call Dial-A-Law if you:
think you may have a legal problem and want practical information on the law involved,
want to find out about your legal rights and responsibilities, or
want to learn more about the law and the legal system in British Columbia.
Two Ways to Use Dial-A-Law
To access the Dial-A-Law, visit online at www.dialalaw.org.
Dial-A-Law is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To access Dial-A-Law by telephone, call 604.687.4680 in the Lower Mainland or 1.800.565.5297 in British Columbia. Once you are connected:
press “1” for English
press “2” for Chinese
After listening to the welcome message, you may:
press “1” to enter the script number you would like to listen to
press “2” for a complete list of topics
press “3” to request a brochure
press “4” for the Lawyer Referral Service telephone numbers
press “8 to repeat the message
press “9” to disconnect
Note: you may bypass the welcome message at anytime by pressing “1”.
Copyright July 2013, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. Dial-A-Law is a registered trademark owned by Dial-A-Law, a non-profit membership corporation.
Dial-A-Law English Brochure
Dial-A-Law Brochure Fax Order Form
Dial-A-Law Transcript Binder Order Form
Public Legal Education and Information Resource Catalogue (BC)