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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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Pet Law Resource Roundup

April 11th marks National Pet Day in Canada! In celebration of our furry/feathery/scaly friends, we wanted to do a round-up of some recent and helpful resources on all things pet law! And of course, u...

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Upcoming Webinar Reminder – Legal Aid Resources

We wanted to give you a quick reminder this week of LawMatters’ upcoming webinar on April 5th. Your LawMatters team will be hosting alongside Legal Aid BC to talk about Legal Aid publications that you...

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BC Provincial Court: Information Sources and Webinars

Courthouse Libraries, Clicklaw, and LawMatters recently hosted Supporting Self Represented Litigants in Provincial Court: Resources and Q&A. Using a fictional narrative, presenters demonstrated on...

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Emergencies Act - What is it?

Many of you have probably been receiving questions from patrons on the Emergencies Act, invoked on February 14, 2022, by the federal government. This post gives a brief overview of what the Act is, wh...

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Access to Justice Week BC 2022

Access to Justice Week BC (Feb 7-11) aims to increase awareness of the access to justice crisis in BC in a way that inspires engagement to help address it by closing gaps in the legal system. Incr...

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