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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Legal Resources for BC Wildfires

We know that many people in BC have been affected by the ongoing wildfire situation. Natural disasters and other emergencies such as wildfires can lead to sudden and unexpected legal problems. These i...

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Making Legal Referrals – Access Pro Bono & CLAS

When doing legal reference work, you may find that the legal information you locate can only take you so far. If your patron is asking questions about how they should proceed or what you would do in t...

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Last chance for the Starter Legal Display Kit!

Many of you have already opted in to receive the Starter Legal Display Kit, offered to public libraries through partnership of LawMatters and Legal Aid BC. For those who may not know, The Starter Lega...

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Indigenous Legal Resources Guide - New from CLBC!

June is National Indigenous History Month so we wanted to round out the month by promoting a new Indigenous-specific resource available from Courthouse Libraries BC, created by the Truth and Reconcili...

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Regional Virtual Community Forums: Lessons & Next Steps

In early 2021, LawMatters began working with PovNet and Legal Aid BC to organize a series of virtual gatherings for community advocates, legal aid staff, community library staff, and other front-line...

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