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Make-a-Will Week 2021

October 3-9 2021 is Make-a -Will Week in BC! This week is meant to encourage and support members of the public to write their will or bring their existing will up-to-date. A will is the best way to en...

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Indigenous Legal Resources for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This September 30th is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, held alongside Orange Shirt Day which “call[s] upon humanity to listen with open ears to the stories of survivors and their...

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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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