Important: Some of these videos provide a telephone number for the LawLINE, but effective March 26, 2010, this service is no longer available.
How to Use the New Supreme Court Family Forms is a 10-minute video that provides technical instructions on how to open, fill out, and save the most complicated of the new Supreme Court forms that were introduced on July 1, 2010.
Important: At this time, earlier versions of Acrobat Reader and the Preview application on Mac computers (and some servers and the Google Chrome browser) don't support these new forms, so you may need to either update your Acrobat Reader or use a PC at your local library or a friend's place to access them.
An Inside Look at Family Mediation is an 8½-minute video excerpted from a 2-DVD set created by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. Using the fictional case of Dean and Saya, a couple separating after 17 years of marriage, this video introduces mediation in family law cases and how it works.
The complete DVD can be ordered from the Continuing Legal Education Society website.
Ruptura del Contrato de Esponsoramiento is a 4½-minute video in Spanish about sponsorship breakdown. The video depicts the fictional case of Susana, a woman in an abusive relationship, who learns from her coworker Anita that she can leave her abusive husband without fear of losing her permanent residence status.
Click on "Watch video" under the title listed below to watch a short video clip excerpted from "Helping Clients Prepare Divorce Documents That Don't Bounce," a workshop by lawyer J.P. Boyd at the October 2006 LSS Provincial Training Conference for Legal Advocates.
Needed for Divorce: Your Marriage Certificate
Solicitudes Internas de Esponsoramiento is a 6½-minute video in Spanish about making a sponsoring application within Canada. It depicts the fictional case of a recently married couple, Roxana (a Canadian) and Emilio (a Chilean), who can't bear to be apart. They go to see their lawyer, Tomas, who tells them that they can apply for Emilio's permanent residency from within Canada.