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