British Columbia - Legal research

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
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
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
Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in BC. Check out their website if you are looking for a lawyer, a legal aid office, legal advice and legal information.
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
BC LawMatters is a blog for public librarians in BC who are participating in the LawMatters project, which will provide all British Columbian residents with local access to basic legal information at...
Keywords: Legal Research, librarians, British Columbia
Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) provides a number of legal and advocacy services in the areas of disability, mental, human rights and poverty.
Keywords: CLAS, Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
Dispute Resolution is an alternative to going to court; this site provides an explanation of the process and how to utilize it in the Province of BC.
Keywords: Legal Research, British Columbia
The LSLAP (Law Students' Legal Advice Program) was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit society, to provide free legal advice and representation for the poor and disadvantaged. Part of the program is...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Research, British Columbia
Law Courts Education Society of BC has an extensive website aimed at making justice more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Court documents, Legal Research, self-help, British Columbia
The Electronic Legal Aid Newsletter (ELAN) is published 9 times year by the Legal Services Society. ELAN is designed to keep community workers up to date about LSS services and resources. The...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre has published a fact sheet (in PDF) for anyone who has been told by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation that they owe them money.
Keywords: Legal Research, Welfare, British Columbia
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has published a Study Paper on the Personal Liability of Society Directors and Officers. This project studied the sources of legal liability of directors and...
Keywords: business and non-profits, Legal Research, liability, Organizing, British Columbia
Courthouse Libraries BC is a non-profit website that provides legal information services to the legal community and public in BC.
Keywords: Education, Legal Research, British Columbia
ProBono Law of BC's Online Poverty Law Training Course is a free online training course designed for lawyers and of benefit to some non-lawyer legal professionals (such as paralegals and advocates...
Keywords: Education, Legal Research, poverty law, British Columbia
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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
The Artists' Legal Outreach are a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. They offer resources, workshops and clinics where artists can...
Keywords: Art and Culture, artists, legal help, Legal Research, British Columbia
The Justice Education Society has programs and resources aimed at making the justice system more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, legal education, legal education, Legal Research, self help tools, British Columbia
These LSS fact sheets outline the consequences that arise for clients beyond the criminal implications of a conviction. Each title has a companion piece for the client. The fact sheets are good for...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Legal Research, Welfare, welfare fraud, British Columbia