Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Legal Information Online - December 2012

New on Clicklaw:

British Columbia Newcomers' Guide to Resources and Services Available in 11 languages. WelcomeBC [126 pp PDF] 2012 edition. Website includes current Find a Settlement Service Agency Near You.

Guide to the New BC Family Law Act  Legal Services Society [30 pp PDF]  2012

How to get an order to waive fees (family court)  Legal Services Society [web] 2012

Making a Complaint Against the Police BC Civil Liberties Association [2 pp PDF] 2012

Representing Yourself in a Criminal Trial  Legal Services Society, [34 pp PDF] 6th ed. 2012

Articles from the current LawNow:

Finding court records online
The following is not a new resource, but the question of how to search court records has come up recently:
Accessing Court Documents Online from Court Services Online (CSO) Justice Education Society 2008
Includes a series of videos and PDF’s:
1. Overview of Court Services Online [7:32 min video or 14 pp PDF]
2. Using E-Search to find Court Records [13 pp PDF] 
  • Introduction to Using E-search and the Court Services Online Front Page 0.05 min
  • Searching for Civil Court Info 4:44 min
  • Making Payments and Searching for Results by Party Name 1:43 min
  • Viewing the Case Basics and the Parties Involved  2:32 min
  • Viewing Details of Documents Filed, The Terms of Order, and Hearings and Results  3:05 min
  • Getting File Summary Reports, Purchasing Documents Online, Finding out about Legal Terms and Where to get more Assistance 4:21 min 
3. How to search a PDF document 3:35 min or 1 p PDF

Other new web resources and blog posts: 

2012 a big year for information rights  BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) December 13, 2012
Bill 34: The Limitation Act Courthouse Libraries BC, October 29, 2012
Mediate BC Launches Program Addressing Support for Adult Children JP Boyd's BC Family Law Resource The Blog, December 6, 2012
Wills, Estates and Succession Act  Courthouse Libraries BC, October 29, 2012

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