News - Legal Research

May 24, 2012
A B.C. Supreme Court Justice, Mark McEwan has struck down Victoria's civil court hearing fees as unconstitutional. The BC government charges $500 a day for civil court starting on day four of a trial...
Keywords: Legal Research, Poverty Research, British Columbia
March 27, 2012
A report released yesterday calls on the provincial government to restore funding and begin a strategic reform of the criminal justice system. The report, “Justice Denied - The Causes of B.C.’s...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
November 1, 2011
The Social Rights Advocacy Centre (SRAC) have their fingers crossed for the Supreme Court to announce that it has done the right thing on Thursday November 3rd by agreeing to hear Nell Toussaint's...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, All of Canada
September 30, 2011
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the federal government's appeal of an exemption which has allowed Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, to operate. PHS...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
February 22, 2011
The Teslin Tlingit Council in southern Yukon has signed a historic agreement to run its own justice system, allowing the self-governing First Nation to enact its own laws including wildlife and land...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Research, Yukon
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
April 28, 2009
City of Victoria v. Adams is an important new B.C. case about social and economic rights. The issue in this case is whether a City bylaw which required homeless people to remove tents and any...
Keywords: Homelessness, Legal Research, British Columbia
February 25, 2009
MOSAIC has recently updated some of their public legal guides. Check out Immigration and Refugee Law Guide (Editor's Note, Sept 2010: This Guide is now called Legal Issues for Newcomers and is...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
September 28, 2008
West Coast LEAF has put together a short educational pamphlet on family law, access to justice and specifically legal aid to be used all candidates meetings or other election events.
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
September 8, 2008
BC's first community court has opened in downtown Vancouver. The goal of the Vancouver Downtown Community Court is to reduce harm caused to the community by crime. The community court integrates...
Keywords: Legal Research, British Columbia
September 8, 2008
Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) Immigrant Women Engagement in the Legal System project has released their first report, Engaging Immigrant Women In The Legal System-Community Engagement...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, LGBTQ, Violence, Women, British Columbia
July 6, 2008
The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and other Victoria lawyers are trying to challenge Victoria's bylaws which prevent homeless people from sleeping outside in tents and other shelters. BCLAA...
Keywords: Homelessness, Legal Research, British Columbia
July 3, 2008
The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, an international program hosted by UN, has released two reports, Making the Law Work for Everyone Volume I and Making the Law Work for Everyone Volume...
Keywords: Legal Research, International
January 21, 2008
Pro Bono Law of BC has launched the Civil Chambers Pro Bono Duty Counsel Project as a pilot project operating at 800 Smithe Street in Vancouver. Each Wednesday in 2008, volunteer lawyers from...
Keywords: Legal Research, British Columbia
November 5, 2007
Legal Services Society has just approved the following report: Building Bridges: Improving Legal Services for Aboriginal Peoples (PDF) prepared by Ardith Walkem (First Nations lawyer). The report...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Research, British Columbia
February 18, 2007
Over seven years ago, two Sudbury men, were denied disability benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act (ODSPA). Each man filed an appeal to determine whether in fact he met the...
Keywords: Disability, Legal Research, Ontario
September 17, 2006
Pivot's report, Beyond Decriminalization: Sex Work, Human Rights and a New Framework for Law Reform presents the results of two years of research and in depth discussions with eighty-four sex workers...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada