Thursday, July 27, 2017

Law Books for Libraries - LBL 2017 August Update

The August update for the Law Books for Librarians (LBL) list is now available!


The List has already been updated twice this year - once in March and once in May. The August update includes titles that are new or have been updated since March 2017. I have indicated in the notes when each title was added.

New titles are recently published items, titles that haven't been on the list before, and a couple of returning titles (new editions).

I have made an abbreviated update which includes ONLY the new and updated items and I am also uploading the full LBL with the August updates included.




Friday, July 21, 2017

B.C. Provincial Court News & Resources

Going to court can be an intimidating experience, especially for people presenting their case without a lawyer.

Guidelines for Using a Support Person in Provincial Court


Many self-represented litigants find that having a trusted friend or family member with them to provide emotional support, take notes, and organize documents can be a big help. In recognition of this, the Provincial Court of B.C. has adopted Guidelines for self-represented litigants to use a support person during a trial:

More Information


Clicklaw has a few great starting points for people seeking information about going to B.C. Provincial Court.

The resources listed are also available in PDF format so you can print them out!


Big Changes to Small Claims
On June 1, 2017, the limit for small claims increased to $35,000. The Civil Resolution Tribunal also began accepting small claims disputes up to $5,000. More information here.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Clicklaw Refresher: Introduction to Legal Information & Help Online

Last week we presented an interactive webinar on using Clicklaw. Thank you everyone who tuned in and participated!

We covered the basics of using the site and went through some practice questions together using polls and live demonstrations.

If you were unable to attend or you want to revisit the presentation, we have made a recording available!

Check it out:

Clicklaw Refresher for Libraries and Community Helpers-Webinar Recording from Courthouse Libraries BC on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Webinar Reminder: FOI 101

Just a quick FYI about the upcoming FOI Webinar :)
Sign Up Here!


Courthouse Libraries BC will be hosting a webinar by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association next week!

If you are interested in learning more about Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, be sure to sign up for this 1 hour webinar July 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm.