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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Truth & Reconciliation: A few highlights from BC Libraries

September 30th, 2022 is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, held alongside Orange Shirt Day; a grassroots commemorative day meant to raise awareness of the devastating intergenerational impa...

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Legal Info Spotlight: People's Law School

In today’s post, we highlight one of BC’s helpful PLEI (public legal education information) organisations, People’s Law School. People’s Law School is a non-profit which provides free education a...

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Training Available for Public Library Staff

Our goal at LawMatters is to help public library workers increase capacity when dealing with legal topics in their libraries, both on the reference desk and in their collections. One way we do this is...

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Resource Round-up: Criminal Law

Many people will interact with the legal system over the course of their lives, whether through a dispute with a neighbour or landlord, an issue within the family, or interacting with the criminal jus...

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LawMatters Books for Kids

We are pleased to announce a new list of recommended and approved titles for the teen and under crowd! Introducing LawMatters Books for Kids, a list of sources meant to promote a greater understand...

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