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June 2024 Events

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Educating & Helping the Public

Free or low-cost events for the general public to understand and use the law. Follow the links to see cost & registration info. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. See disclaimer.
June 1-9June 10-16 | June 17-23June 24-30
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June 1-9, 2024

  • Everyday Law Series: Legal options for Trans and Queer Folx (In-Person and Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court and VPL Kensington Branch
    • What: AC Friends of Court volunteers help you understand legal procedures and complete paperwork at zero cost. This session is geared towards the Trans and Queer community. In-person is at VPL Kensington Branch, 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews, Vancouver. There is a Zoom option as well. Languages offered are English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
    • When: Saturday, June 1st, 2024 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 1 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: The Level 1: Intro to the RDSP webinar is for those who want to learn what an RDSP is, who qualifies, how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, and how to open an RDSP. This is best suited to people who want to learn the basics of RDSPs and get general information about the plan. No background knowledge is needed.
    • When: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Elder Abuse in BC (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: What is elder abuse, and how can you prevent it? The first step to protecting vulnerable members of our communities is to learn about different forms of elder abuse, signs to watch for, and what you can do to help.
    • When: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Understanding wills, trusts, and estate planning can help secure your financial future or the financial future of a loved one with a disability. This webinar covers topics including considerations when creating a will, tips for protecting your loved ones when family passes, types of trusts, and more. Registration is limited to 60 people, therefore early registration is encouraged.
    • When: Thursday, June 6th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • What no-one wants to talk about: understanding elder abuse (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Abbotsford Recreation Centre
    • What: This presentation addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and indicators, risk factors, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected with others and introduce several resources that can assist older adults and concerned third parties in situations of elder abuse. Held at Abbotsford Rec Centre, Multipurpose Room 2/3 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford.
    • When: Thursday, June 6th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Drop-in, $4.50; Abbotsford Rec pass holders, $2.00
  • What no-one wants to talk about: understanding elder abuse (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and South Granville Seniors Centre
    • What: This presentation addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and indicators, risk factors, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected with others and introduce several resources that can assist older adults and concerned third parties in situations of elder abuse. Held at South Granville Seniors Centre, 1420 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver.
    • When: Friday, June 7th, 2024 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Admission, $3.00

June 10-16, 2024

  • Government Benefits for Older Adults (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and Edmonds Community Centre
    • What: A Seniors First Legal Advocate is presenting on Government Benefits for Older Adults, providing an informative overview of several federal and provincial government benefits and tax credits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER), Disability Tax Credit, and more. Held at Arts room 202, Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby.
    • When: Monday, June 10th, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This Advanced RDSP webinar is for people who have an RDSP or have already taken Level 1 and would like to deepen their knowledge of the RDSP and learn how to maximize its growth. This webinar includes more complicated information so attendees should already have a basic understanding of the RDSP. It is also recommended that attendees review our glossary of terms beforehand.
    • When: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Richmond. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. This is in person at Room 120, CHIMO 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond. This service is provided in English and Chinese. Bring your ID and documents.
    • When: Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in the City of Surrey. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. Bring your legal documents and ID. This is in person at Sources Community Resources Centre Newton location, Lobby 105 – 13771 72A Avenue Surrey BC V3W 9C6. This service is provided in English, Chinese, Punjabi, and Hindi.
    • When: Thursday, June 13th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • What no-one wants to talk about: understanding elder abuse (In-Person)
    by Seniors First BC and West End Seniors Network
    • What: This presentation addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and indicators, risk factors, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected with others and introduce several resources that can assist older adults and concerned third parties in situations of elder abuse. Held at Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay Street, Vancouver.
    • When: Friday, June 14th, 2024 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Registration details to come

June 17-23, 2024

  • Personal Planning through Storytelling: Representation Agreements, Nidus Registry and more (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre
    • What: Presented by Nidus and hosted by Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization of BC (COSCO). What is personal planning? How is it different from estate planning? What if I have a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney – am I covered? What if I can’t make any of these documents? What will happen to me in an emergency if I can’t speak for myself? Learn the answers to these questions and more. There will be a short period for Q&A. All are welcome to attend.
    • When: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Everyday Law Series: Legal options for Trans and Queer Folx (In-Person and Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: AC Friends of Court volunteers help you understand legal procedures and complete paperwork at zero cost. This session is geared towards the Trans and Queer community. In-person is at 312 Main Street, Vancouver. There is a Zoom option as well. Languages offered are English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
    • When: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

June 24-30, 2024

  • Becoming a SAH Information Session (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
    • What: This information session is specifically for organizations who have been incorporated for at least two years, and who intend to apply to become a SAH in 2024. In this webinar, you will learn about the eligibility requirements, the application process, and the required supporting documents for applying to become a Sponsorship Agreement Holder. Registration opens in June.
    • When: Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Affidavit Swearing Service Legal Forms Workshop (In-Person)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: AC Friends of Court is hosting its legal forms workshop in Vancouver. There is a $0 affidavit swearing service. This is in person at 312 Main Street, Vancouver. This service is provided in English and Chinese. Bring your ID and documents.
    • When: Thursday, June 27th, 2024 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Everyday Law Series: Legal options for Trans and Queer Folx (In-Person and Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court and Surrey Libraries City Centre Branch
    • What: AC Friends of Court volunteers help you understand legal procedures and complete paperwork at zero cost. This session is geared towards the Trans and Queer community. In-person is at Surrey Libraries Central Branch, Room 418 10350 University Drive. There is a Zoom option as well. Languages offered are English and Tagalog.
    • When: Saturday, June 29th, 2024 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

Learning & Community Building

Free or low-cost professional development events for intermediaries, the people providing information and support to members of the public in their interactions with the legal system. We only include those that are open to non-lawyers. Also, events by organizations who help British Columbians in their interactions with the legal system. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. See disclaimer.
June 1-9 | June 10-16 | June 17-23 | June 24-30
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

We will update this section when more events are announced.


Disclaimer: These events are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Clicklaw team of any of the products or services of the organizations. Contact the external site for questions regarding their events.


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Coming soon: A brand new Clicklaw. The background image is a laptop and a cup of coffee.

Coming Soon: A Brand New Clicklaw!

Courthouse Libraries BC is excited to announce that it is launching a new Clicklaw website on June 19, 2024!   

Clicklaw was launched 15 years ago as an online library of public legal education and information (PLEI) for BC, and much has changed since then about how PLEI is delivered and what users need and experience. We knew that the site had become outdated and clumsy, so we gave it a makeover! 

The new Clicklaw will not only look more modern, visitors will experience improved access to the most relevant resources to help them resolve their own or a client’s legal issues. 

The top section of the new Clicklaw homepage, showing the top navigation menu containing links to legal topics, resources, and services. The new logo with the word Clicklaw in blue and dark red colours is on the top corner left. Below it is a blue,  page-wide section with the heading that says "Find practical legal information for everyone. Connect with legal service providers." Under the heading, the text says, "Clicklaw guides you to trusted resources from non-profit organizations, the government, and the legal profession in British Columbia."
A preview of the new Clicklaw homepage

Some of the great changes include: 

  • An improved search experience that guides users to selected resources and provides step-by-step overviews of the legal issues.  
  • Fewer legal topics and sub-topics than the current site, which should mean less digging for what people need. 
  • Content that is curated and structured by CLBC librarians to ensure the most credible and relevant materials are available to help people on their legal journey.  
  • New design – a fresh look and feel that aligns with the trusted CLBC brand. 
  • More guidance on the website, making it easier for the public to navigate. 

Our renewed focus on helping people to resolve their legal matters meant that we had to make some hard decisions to streamline the content: 

  • The sections Learn & Teach and Reform & Research will no longer be available, nor will the links to translated materials. This content is still available to the public on other websites, as Clicklaw only links to them and does not host these resources. 
  • The HelpMap of legal services will be replaced by a list of available services to contact, sorted by topic/service type. Things like addresses and hours changes frequently and we concluded service providers are the best source of that information. 

Please have a look at the new site when it goes live on June 19, and spread the word! 

See any issues with the new site, or want to tell us what you like? To provide feedback on the new Clicklaw after go-live, please email us at editor@clicklaw.bc.ca.


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