At Clicklaw, we’re delighted to announce the launch of the 3rd edition of Legal Help for British Columbians as a Clicklaw wikibook. This popular guide is a quick reference, plain-language tool for non-legal professionals whose clients or patients have urgent legal problems. Covering common legal problems faced by low income clients in BC, the Guide outlines first steps to address the problems, as well as where to go to get further information and assistance.
Highlights of the new edition include:
- New format: The Clicklaw wikibook format allows us to work collaboratively with a dozen contributors and reviewers from the legal community and public legal education and information community. The new format is also easier to use and search for information in the Guide than is the case for a PDF document (previous editions of the Guide were posted on the Internet as PDF documents).
- New sections: We’ve added 10 new common legal problems to the Guide, as well as new chapters on immigration and mental health.
- Updated information throughout: Our group of volunteers has reviewed the entire Guide and is committed to making updates to the Clicklaw wikibook as the law and resources change.
We’re excited about our first Clicklaw wikibook and we’d love your thoughts and comments! Have a look, and let us know what you think.
More information about the Clicklaw wikibook can be found in this one page announcement and this news release.
Congratulations on the creation of the Wikibook version of “Legal Help for British Columbians”. Over the years a number of organizations have created omnibus guides to the law, only to have them stale-date a few months later due to changes in the law. The fluid Wikibook format, with qualified volunteers periodically updating individual sections, now appears the only way to go.