Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Legal Information Online Update September 29

New from the Clicklaw Blog:
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Clicklaw and the Just a Click Away initiative describes the report of a recent conference and series of webinars on how technology can be used to deliver legal education and information to the public in Canada.
* Find legal help in your community on Clicklaw explains how to use the Clicklaw HelpMap to find local resources.
* New Common Questions on Clicklaw There are now over 130 common questions with answers using Clicklaw resources.

New Resources on Clicklaw
* Refugee Hearing Preparation: A Guide for Refugee claimants Salsbury Community Society, [14 pp PDF] 2010
* Small Town Justice: A Report on the RCMP in Northern and Rural British Columbia BC Civil Liberties Association, [107 pp PDF] 2011

Recently added to Legal Services Society's Family Law in BC website:
Three new fact sheets:
* Can you and your children move to another city when you share child custody and your ex doesn't agree with the move?
* Frequently asked technical questions about the Supreme Court family forms
* What if your ex is harassing you through the courts?

Six new FAQs:
* At what age can children choose which parent they get to live with?
* What financial help can I get to support my nephew who is living with me temporarily?
* How can I argue my case to get my former common-law partner to pay the amount of child support our children are entitled to? He left the relationship to “start over” and changed his job from full-time to part-time so he could go back to school to learn a new job and feel less stressed while studying.
* What can I do about a collection agency that’s harassing me about my former partner’s debt?
* My former common-law partner pays child support for our daughter, who lives with me and stays with him every second weekend. Now he wants her to stay every weekend, but I don’t agree with that. We both want what’s best for our daughter, but just can’t seem to agree on this, no matter how much we discuss it. What can we do?
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What is court harassment?

Other new web resources:
* Filing Checklist for Registered Charities Operating in British Columbia
* Come to Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada has created a web tool that is meant to help users learn how they might visit, study, or live in Canada.
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Parental Support in British Columbia JP Boyd’s BC Family Law Blog September 20, 2011