Monday, May 29, 2017

New Resources & Clicklaw Common Questions

New Common Questions on Clicklaw 

With the help of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association:

New (Free) Publications:

Explains consumer rights for common purchases and contracts. Now includes a new section on making a contract.

Covers 15 of the most common scams. Now includes new sections on romance scams, charity scams, and expanded coverage of online and computer scams.

A Death in Your Family (updated)
Covers preparing for the death of a loved one, what to do immediately after the death, making the funeral arrangements, and where to find support. 

New Publications Package - LSS New and Revised Titles
9 new or revised titles from Legal Services Society including 
  • Your welfare rights: How to apply for welfare
  • Is That Legal? What the Law Says about Online Harassment and Abuse
  • Income Assistance on Reserve in British Columbia
    ...and more!

Upcoming Webinars:

As of June 1st,  the CRT will begin accepting small claims disputes under $5,000. This webinar provides a walk through of the CRT process and some changes specific to small claims disputes.

Clicklaw Refresher for Libraries & Community Helpers
We will be reviewing how to search Clicklaw for reliable legal information specific to B.C. as well as how to use Clicklaw Wikibooks and the Clicklaw Helpmap to make better referrals. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Publications Package - LSS New and Revised Titles

Preview of the Order Form
Remember the Starter Legal Display Kit? LawMatters and the Legal Services Society are teaming up again to offer a New Publications Package!

The order form for the new package includes 9 new or revised titles and 2 multilingual publication add-ons.

The kit is intended to get you started with these new publications: you have the option of ordering 5 OR 10 copies each depending on your library's needs.

To Order:

Fill out the order form
Send me your order form (to

☺️ That's it! ☺️

The form also includes the option to set up a customer account so you can order more (for free)!

Download the Order Form 

Feedback - What do you think?

LSS is looking for feedback on these types of mailout packages and their free publications - if you ordered the Starter Legal Display Kit in 2016 or have thoughts about LSS publications please fill out their survey here:

Thank you for your feedback! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Legal Information Workshop and Community Discussion in Salmon Arm

Last week, Audrey Jun was on the road representing LawMatters and Clicklaw in the Okanagan!

Audrey gave a great presentation on Clicklaw and legal information to library staff at the Salmon Arm branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

The library also hosted a Community Discussion on Legal Information:

Organizations were invited to share information, resources, and ideas on legal information and services in their community. Audrey was joined by Nicky Dunlop from PovNet to facilitate the meeting.

Thank You!

James and the staff at Salmon Arm Library for inviting us to present on Clicklaw and for hosting the community discussion!

All of our participants at the Community Discussion on Legal Information for sharing their experiences, stories, and ideas!

All of this is a part of the services offered by the LawMatters Program. If you are interested in training or hosting a community discussion at your library, send me an email at!