The Clicklaw website provides a unified point of access to the many and diverse sources of public legal education and information (PLEI) in British Columbia. Clicklaw allows end users — members of the public in BC, as well as intermediaries and educators — to search across and link into PLEI content that resides on a range of websites.
The Clicklaw Project began in 2007 as a Public Legal Education and Information Working Group initiative, led by Courthouse Libraries BC and funded by the Law Foundation of BC. The Clicklaw website was launched in the spring of 2009 and has continued to grow ever since. While Law Foundation project funding for the website has now ended, Courthouse Libraries BC has taken on the operation of Clicklaw as a core service.
Clicklaw's high level objectives are:
- To improve access to public legal education and information: Clicklaw helps users locate and access PLEI content by providing current search and browse capabilities, enabling them to locate offerings by their choice of topic, audience, language, region, format, and so on.
- To improve the effectiveness of user access to PLEI content: By providing one-stop access to high quality PLEI content, Clicklaw helps users locate reliable, authoritative, and current PLEI resources.
- To help identify gaps in PLEI programming: Creating a unified entry point for PLEI content across BC helps expose gaps in PLEI content to specific target groups, for specific topics, and so on.
- To improve coordination among PLEI Network organizations and the broader PLEI community in BC:Creating a shared resource helps PLEI Network organizations and others in the BC PLEI community coordinate their activities and programming to a greater extent.
2013 Understanding Settlement Work.
Workshop findings and design implications for supporting the complex decision making landscape of immigrant settlement workers.
Settlement Workers Workshop Final Report, March, 2013
2012 Evaluation Report
With the project phase completed and Clicklaw now a Courthouse Libraries BC program, we undertook an evaluation of the Clicklaw project.
Clicklaw Project Evaluation Report, October 19, 2012
Are you interested in distributing information about Clicklaw or even giving a brief 10-20 min. introductory presentation to your audience?
We've developed a Presentation Toolkit with Handouts that will allow you to get started in connecting your audience with the public legal information and services available through Clicklaw.