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Forging Strong Connections: Report on the Vital Role of BC's Legal Intermediaries


May 30, 2022


1:00 - 2:00 pm (PDT)

Join Courthouse Libraries BC, PovNet, and Legal Aid BC for a presentation and discussion of the findings of the 2021 Community Forum for BC Legal Intermediaries. These virtual Community Forums brought together advocates, community outreach workers and library workers to discuss common barriers our clients face in accessing the justice system, brainstorm potential solutions and establish and expand referral networks in each region or community.

The workshop will consist of both a presentation of the findings of these Forums (now available in our report Forging Strong Connections) and an opportunity for participants to discuss the findings and possible next steps. This session will be relevant to all attendees of the forums and any other legal intermediaries (advocates, library workers, lawyers, etc.) interested in learning more about access to justice issues in BC.

A copy of the report Forging Strong Connections can be accessed here: https://www.courthouselibrary.ca/our-programs/lawmatters/lawmatters-research-reports



Online legal research course

This course is a series of videos that demonstrate how to plan a research strategy and employ specific research skills.  In the videos we show you how to use popular legal research tools that are free (CanLII) or that you can use for free at the BC Courthouse Libraries. 


Download the handouts before you begin.

Please note:

The research tools highlighted in this course are tools relevant to the legal topic. 

This course was created by Katrina Leung with the help of Alex McNeur and Megan Vis-Dunbar (all of Courthouse Libraries BC). The videos were produced by PinPoint Productions.

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