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Know Your Rights – A Primer for Advocates & Service Providers

Pivot Legal Society recently released the Know Your Rights Handbook: A guide for people who rely on public space.

The handbook is a basic overview of legal rights designed specifically for unsheltered people who rely on public space. The handbook is informed by anti-oppression principles and recognizes that due to power structures and inequality, many people will not feel safe asserting their rights with law enforcement officers.

In this webinar, Pivot staff will present on the legal rights of people who rely on public space, with an aim to equip advocates and service providers to serve their clients and prioritize their rights.

Topics will include street stops and detention, rights upon arrest, rights in your home, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, police search and seizure, bylaw enforcement, and private security guard enforcement. Pivot staff will also provide an overview of relevant police complaint processes and highlight the barriers that make these processes largely inaccessible.


Nov 19, 2019 12:30 PM PDT

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How to get the most out of Legal Aid BC’s Family Law in BC website in your public library service

In this webinar Nate Prosser from Legal Aid BC will provide an overview of how to navigate the Family Law in BC and find resources for your patrons. 

The Family Law in BC website is a plain language family law resource that helps people manage family law issues outside of court and Nate Prosser is a Project Analyst with Digital Delivery at Legal Aid BC. He manages and leads the development of major digital projects that improve the impact of online materials and increase access to justice in the province.

This free webinar for public library staff will be 30 minutes long and followed by a Q&A session.


Dec 3, 2019 12:00 PM PST

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Online Legal Research Course

This course is a series of videos that demonstrate how to plan a research strategy and employ specific research skills.  In the videos we show you how to use popular legal research tools that are free (CanLII) or that you can use for free at the BC Courthouse Libraries. 


Download the handouts before you begin.

Please note:

The research tools highlighted in this course are tools relevant to the legal topic. 

This course was created by Katrina Leung with the help of Alex McNeur and Megan Vis-Dunbar (all of Courthouse Libraries BC). The videos were produced by PinPoint Productions.

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