Thursday, August 28, 2008

LawMatters Training Update

LawMatters is offering training workshops in legal reference around the province: we have scheduled September 22 for the Thompson Nicola Regional District; October 2 for Okanagan Regional Library and Penticton Public Library; and the first week of December for the Fraser Valley Regional Library. We plan to visit the North East Library Federation and present a workshop in either October this year, or the following spring. As well, we hope to host one or two LawMatters sessions at the Vancouver Courthouse Library, for lower mainland public library staff.

We also offer a webinar on QP LegalEze and an eight week online course on legal information sources as part of the Public Library Services Branch training program, for staff who work in public or Aboriginal libraries in BC:

* QP LegalEze October 30 and November 19
* Family Law in BC website [presenter from Legal Services Society] check here in early September for dates.

Online Course:
The eight week CLTP course in Legal Information Sources [202c] will be offered again starting October 6, 2008, registration deadline September 8.<<

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Legal Information Online Update

* Animal Protection Law In BC Discusses the responsibilities that come with owning or caring for animals, explains the laws that protect animals in BC and what happens when people break these laws. (16 pp, PDF) People's Law School, July 2008

* "How to serve documents and complete an Affidavit of Service for a BC Supreme Court family law process" for people who have to serve documents outside BC. (in Chinese, Tagalog , and Vietnamese). Legal Services Society, Family Law in BC. The website also provides a new database of multilingual publications, July 2008.

* The Internet has become indispensible to the legal world Column by Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun. Recommends a list of sites for research and general legal information. August 11, 2008

* Legal Aid Can Help 6th edition. Describes the legal aid services available to people with low incomes, and sets out who might be eligible for them (and how and where to apply). Demonstrates how legal aid can resolve common legal problems through fictional examples of common legal problems. (16 pp, PDF) Legal Services Society, April 2008