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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I Don’t Answer Legal Questions at the Library

Public libraries are critical in providing fair and equitable access to quality information on a wide range of topics. Among many library services, including readers’ advisory, technology training, ch...

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Legal Resources for Seniors

Image from Government of Canada – National Seniors Day National Seniors Day started off the month of October – an occasion to celebrate older adults across Canada and the life-long contribution...

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Happy Library Month! Meet Rachel, our newest Outreach Librarian

October is Canadian Library month, a time to recognize the all the great work that libraries do in their communities. To celebrate, we are highlighting the work of one our favorite librarians – Rachel...

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Make-A-Will Week 2020

Make-A-Will Week is coming up! This year it falls on October 4th – 10th. According to a 2019 press release from the BC Notaries, 62% of people aged 35 to 54 and 77% of people aged 18 to 34 do not h...

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Pets and the Law

Today we're highlighting resources that may help shed some light on the law surrounding pets in our homes, cities, and relationships. So much is happening right now to cause concern and anxiety, showi...

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