Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Legal Information Online Update January 2011

New from Clicklaw:
* New Family Law Service and Family Law Self-help Guides (from Legal Services Society), Clicklaw Blog, January 4 , 2011. For more on Legal Services Society's new and revised publications, see their newsletter Elan, November 2010.
* HelpMap Enhancements Clicklaw Blog, November 22, 2010
* Court Information Program for Immigrants Justice Education Society

From the Government of BC:
* JusticeBC is the B.C. government’s new web-based gateway for British Columbians who want information about the criminal justice system and resources.
* Freedom Of Information requests for records from government ministries have been centralized through the Ministry of Citizen's Services, see "information access operations – request process."

* Multilingual Legal Publications (formerly Multilingolegal) provides resources and searching help in other languages
* Lower Mainland Family Relations And The Law Workshops in Arabic, Spanish, French and Russian

New BC Supreme Court Rules were introduced July 2010, and several resources have been written or revised:
* How to Use the New Supreme Court Family Forms [video] Legal Services Society, 2010
* Court Forms for Judicial Review Community Legal Assistance Society, 2010
* Representing Yourself in a Judicial Review Community Legal Assistance Society, 2010.
* Representing Yourself in a Judicial Review - If You’re Being Evicted Community Legal Assistance Society, 2010
* Supreme Court BC Guidebooks for Representing Yourself Justice Education Society, 2010. 22 guides explain the steps involved in BC Supreme Court civil law matters.
*Where Can I Find the Old Supreme Court Rules and Forms? Courthouse Libraries BC, The Stream blog post November 18, 210

Canadian Sites:
*LawNet.ca Canadian portal of links to law-related information and educational resources, reorganized and expanded from the former Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) website.
*I am A Residential School Survivor. I Was Sexually Abused. How Can I Get Justice For The Wrong That Was Done To Me? Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation of Ontario Lists frequently asked questions about the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) and includes topics such as what kinds of sexual abuse is covered, the amount of compensation available, and the deadline for filing a claim.

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