News - Legal assistance

January 22, 2015
The Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS), an anti-poverty advocacy organization in Victoria, has filed a petition for judicial review challenging a decision by the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB...
Keywords: Housing, Legal Assistance, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
January 14, 2015
Last month, the Law Society of BC released a report authored by its “Legal Services Regulatory Framework Taskforce” recommending that the organization request a legislative amendment allowing it to...
Keywords: Government Policy, Legal Assistance, British Columbia
March 10, 2014
West Coast LEAF has proposed two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia. The first recommendation is a pilot project with lawyers working in community agencies so...
Keywords: Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, British Columbia
February 13, 2014
The Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine has published an article entitled "Everyday Justice." The article explains the importance of educating people about the legal system before they need...
Keywords: Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), All of Canada
October 29, 2013
A new Justice Access Centre ("JAC") opened on October 24, 2013 in Victoria, BC. The Justice Access Centre provides support to families in Victoria and the southern part of Vancouver Island dealing...
Keywords: Legal Assistance, British Columbia
July 18, 2012
A new website focused on family law in Nova Scotia has recently launched. Nova Scotia Family Law website aims to meet the needs of families and professional stakeholders involved with family justice...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, Nova Scotia
April 24, 2012
Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance has been revised and reprinted and is now available to order. This popular booklet is for people in British Columbia who need welfare. It...
Keywords: Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare, British Columbia
February 9, 2012
The Older Adult Knowledge Network (Oaknet) is a website of the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta. It has information on how Canadian law protects and affects older adults including information on...
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
October 28, 2010
How do you do charades with legal questions? Find out by watching the new and funny videos about Clicklaw on YouTube.
Keywords: Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, British Columbia