Legal Process for Battered Women

Publisher:  United Way of the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published:  1979
Pages:  50pp   Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2001

This handbook is written for people who work with battered women. Its aim is to provide a guide to the legal process in B. C. and how to use that system effectively. The booklet contains three parts: first, a guide for battered women, second, the court structure in B. C., and, third, the legal process for battered women.

The first part is a quick and handy reference for telephone numbers of a lawyer referral service, legal aid, and community law offices. Counseling services are listed as are translation houses, offering housing for battered women.

Part two outlines the court structure defining the limits and procedures at each level of the process.

Finally, the various laws concerning the rights of battered women, i.e. property, divorce, separation, compensation for injuries, are outlined.

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