Thursday, June 30, 2016

Host a Legal Information Forum at your Library!


Host a legal information forum at your library!

A forum is a great opportunity to discuss legal services and information in your community. The purpose of a forum is to create an opportunity for local community groups to meet and share their knowledge and ideas about legal information services in your community.

Hosting a forum can help inform your referrals and encourage collaboration by connecting legal information service providers with your library and with each other.

The LawMatters Program assists libraries to host half-day community legal information forums.

The goals of a forum:

  • Enhance local community groups' knowledge of local and provincial legal information resources
  • Highlight the legal information resources at the local public library
  • Share legal information from the LawMatters program, the Clicklaw website and Courthouse Libraries BC 

How to host a community legal information forum at your library:


LawMatters staff can help you prepare and hold this event. Start by taking a look at the LawMatters Community Legal Information Forums Planning Guide which provides a step-by-step planning process, templates for invitations and agendas, and an evaluation form.

Hosting a forum can be combined with training: LawMatters may be able to provide a legal information training workshop to library staff in advance of a forum.

Interested? Have any more questions? Let me know!
Shannon McLeod at 1-800-665-2570 or 604-660-9204
smcleod@courthouselibrary.ca

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