Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Legal Information Online Update

1. Report from Pivot Legal released February 20: Broken Promises - Parents Speak about B.C.’s Child Welfare System .

2. Access Justice Winter Newsletter 2008 (click on pdf link) page 3: "Q & A about Access Justice Clients".

3. Family Law in BC new video clip: "Choosing a Court" and seven new fact sheets: "Can you get custody of your younger brother or sister?" "If your parents separate, can you decide which parent you want to live with?" "Family Case Conferences in Provincial Court" "Can you sue your parents for support?" "Costs" "Do you need your parents' permission to see a doctor?" "When does child support end?"

Law Books for Libraries

The LawMatters pilot project of 2007 worked with a core list of titles for the pilot libraries. That list has been updated and is now called Law Books for Libraries: Recommended Titles for Public Libraries, and is divided into an Essential List as well as a Small Library and Medium-size Library collection. The lists of titles were compiled through a consultative process with librarians from Surrey, Squamish, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver public libraries, as well as BC courthouse librarians. To view the list go to Lawmatters and scroll down to Law Books for Libraries.