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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The BC Recovery Benefit: A Primer for Public Libraries

The BC government created a new benefit with the goal of providing financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BC Recovery Benefit began on Dec 18, 2020 and will continue until June 30, 202...

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Access to Justice Week in BC

From A2J Week: The aim of the week is to inspire engagement in the access to justice movement and to plant the seeds of change to benefit all Canadians. Access to Justice is at the crux of what we’...

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Free Legal Services in BC: An overview of CLAS and APB programs

Interested in learning more about potential referral options for your patrons? Join us for this upcoming webinar! Courthouse Libraries is hosting the Community Legal Assistance Society and Access P...

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Happy 2021! A quick look back before we look ahead

We wanted to start the year off by highlighting one of the projects we’re most proud of accomplishing in 2020: our new set of Reference Tools! These online guides were created to supplement traini...

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COVID-19 Resources for British Columbians is moving!

Now that the realities of the pandemic are integrating more and more with everyday life, so too will content from the COVID-19 Resources for British Columbians wikibook be integrated into the Clicklaw...

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