dial-a-law_cover_imageDial-a-Law had started as a phone service, hence the name. The ‘scripts’ that had been used for the phone service are now also stored and updated online.

It is a free service which offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia.

It is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and on the Internet.

Internet Access

To access Dial-A-Law online, go to www.dialalaw.org.


Telephone Access

Dial-A-Law is still available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call 604.687.4680 in the Lower Mainland or 1.800.565.5297 in British Columbia.

After listening to the welcome message, please select a language:

  • press “1” for English
  • press “2” for Chinese

After selecting your language, 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 and hours of operation

  • press “8 to repeat the message

  • To disconnect, please hang up

Dial-a-Law Wikibook

Dial-a-law scripts are now available as a ‘wikibook.’  You can download the full wikibook as a pdf file here.   You can download as an epub file to use in an e-reader here.   You can also order a hard copy to be mailed to you, for $US43.65 + shipping here.

Dial-a-Law Topics

Family Law

Introduction to Family Law and Dispute Resolution
Married and Unmarried Spousal Relationships
Other Family Relationships
Child Support and Spousal Support

Small Claims Court

Wills and Estates


Car Accidents and ICBC
Impaired Driving, Traffic Tickets or Other Driving Offences
Automobiles: Buying, Leasing and Repairing

Criminal Law

Criminal Charges and Court Procedures
Complaints Against the Police
Youth and the Law


Buying or Selling a House or Condominium
Mortgages or Foreclosures
Other Real Estate Law
Landlord and Tenant Law

Employment and Social Benefits

Social Benefits

Credit, Debt and Consumer

Credit and Debt

Commercial Law

Your Rights

Health Law

Lawyers, Legal Services and Courts

Legal Services and Courts


Dial-A-Law is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and is operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC).   Hundreds of lawyers volunteer their time to keep the scripts up-to-date.