Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Law Week + Make a Will Week 2016

Law Week is an annual national event celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Law Week events are held in communities throughout British Columbia in April and there are quite a few events happening in BC’s public libraries!

Burnaby Public Library, Vancouver Island Regional Libraries, and Cranbrook Public Library, to name a few, will be hosting seminars for their patrons during Law Week.

Law Week also corresponds with Make-a-Will Week this year so many of the seminars will be covering wills topics!

The purpose of Make-a-Will week is to encourage the people of BC to write their wills, or bring existing wills up to date.


Wills and Personal Planning Resource page
  • Click on Public Librarians and Community Helpers to see what resources you can use to help get your patrons started in a good direction
  • Print out For the Public and use as handouts
  • The PDF guides online are linked to all of the resources listed 
Clicklaw Wikibooks

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

See Map below for seminars hosted by BC Public Libraries 

Topics of the sessions are colour coordinated for quick map browsing:

Looking for More?

  • See a full list of Public Legal Information Events here 
  • Patrons have further legal questions? 
    • Dial-A-Lawyer Day April 16 10am-2pm: 
      • BC residents are invited to call in for a free 15-minute legal consultation in six areas of law.
  • MyLawBC 
    • Can help you make a simple will that reflects your wishes and fits your situation. As you work with the site it will explain the decisions you’ll need to make when writing a will and at the end of the process will provide you with a simple form to fill out to create your will. 
  • See Clicklaw Blog for more information about Law Week and Make-a-Will Week.

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