LawMatters, for Public Libraries

This blog is for anyone working in the field of public libraries interested in learning more about legal reference resources and services available in BC. LawMatters is a Courthouse Libraries BC outreach program supported by funding from Law Foundation of BC.

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Online Support for Librarians Providing Remote Reference Services

Library service models are changing and adapting under the current circumstances. Things are changing fast, and available services vary from location to location. Courthouse Libraries are no exception...

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Covid-19 Update: Courthouse Library Services and Online Resources

Dear Library Partners, We are aware that the Covid-19 public health directives are changing how all libraries are delivering service, as well as other institutions like the Courts of BC. As much as...

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Happy International Women's Day!

March 8th is International Women's Day: a day to recognize women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and to acknowledge the challenges they continue to face. This day also marks a...

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Freedom to Read Week: Charter Rights at Your Library

In recognition of Freedom to Read Week (February 23-29, 2020), today we will be discussing the place of public libraries as providers of legal information and, of course, how LawMatters is here to hel...

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Happy Valentine's Day! All's Fair in Love and the Law

We at LawMatters have heard from libraries that patrons regularly ask questions about marriage, separation and divorce. Given the holiday season, we thought now would be a great time to talk relations...

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