Our Legal Knowledge Base

Our Legal Knowledge Base is a collection of handy references and hard to find answers to a diverse assortment of legal research questions.

Some items link to online resources. Other items provide catalogue references and information on books and resources in BC courthouse libraries and other library collections.

Originally a private resource created and maintained by Courthouse Libraries BC to help staff answer users' questions, this resource continues to grow as we add new items and update older ones.

Please keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive resource, rather it is an eclectic mix of research tips and information designed to help our users find answers to their questions.


  • Car seats¬†or Infant seating restraint systems: links to the regulations that set out the standards and requirements for car seats in BC.
  • Rule of Thumb: lists articles available in our library system that discuss the origins of the phrase "rule of thumb" and how it came to be related to domestic abuse.
  • Wills and probate records: explains what is in a probate file and where the files are located.