Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Legal Information Online Update

New/improved websites:

* Charity Central is designed to help Canada's Registered Charities understand their responsibilities under the Income Tax Act.

* Clicklaw.ca improvements:
- over 200 new resources added to the Solve Problems section
- easier to find resources languages other than English
- over 100 “common questions” on the site, featuring resources that are good starting points for information on common legal problems
- a blog highlighting new resources on the Clicklaw homepage.
- Clicklaw is now on Facebook and Twitter!

* ImmigrantLegal.ca provides free legal information, education and resources to newcomers to Canada and the people working with them. Includes information on employment standards and residential tenancy, as well as a series of videos from training sessions for helpers.

* Support Worker Central includes employment standards resources for B.C. support workers who help people with disabilities.

* Voluntary Sector Knowledge Network includes sections on Starting a Non Profit, Governance and Government Relations.

* Legal aid offices have recently been added to New Westminster and Langley. Updated information is available at Where to find a legal aid office.

New/revised publications:

* Legislation Made Easy, 3rd Edition, by Gail Nash. Crown Publications, March 2010

* Free copies of Legal Help For British Columbians; A Guide to Help Non-legal Professionals Make Legal Referrals for Clients is available from the People’s Law School; see their online order form.

From Legal Services Society:

* Consumer Law and Credit/Debt Law 3rd Edition [209 pp PDF] October 2009

* Sponsorship Breakdown 3rd edition [42 pp PDF] November 2009

* Surviving Relationship Violence and Abuse [89 pp PDF] February 2010

* Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance 21st edition [146 pp PDF] February 2010

Legal Blogs:

* Cameras in court? Blogosaurus Lex, Alberta Legal Resource Centre, March 24th, 2010

* Remarrying After a Void Marriage BC Family Law Blog April 5, 2010

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