Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: March & April 2020

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. With the recent turn of events, we’re combining both March and April posts. Here is a summary of updates done in the last two months.

Solve Problems

Covid-19 Resources for British Columbians (new)
by Courthouse Libraries BC

This wikibook is a supplement to the Clicklaw website, for finding trusted sources of public legal information during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Includes general hotline numbers, government sources, online resources by topic, changes to legal help & info services, and courts.

Health Care Decision-Making: Legal Rights of People Living with Dementia (new)
by Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) and Alzheimer Society of BC

A set of resources on the decision-making rights of people living with dementia: three short animated videos, and a booklet. The booklet is available in English, French, Traditional Chinese and Punjabi.

Family Law in BC: Quick Reference Tool (English version updated & redesigned)
by Legal Aid Society BC

This set of postcards introduces the reader to the basics of family law.  Each card covers one legal aspect of separation, such as which laws apply, reaching agreements, and issues involving children.

How to Become a Child’s Guardian (updated & redesigned)
by Legal Aid Society BC

This fact sheet how to apply to court to become a child’s guardian. It includes links to step-by-step guides on the Family Law in BC website about how to apply and links to additional required forms.

Safety in Relationships: Same-Gender (revised & redesigned)
by Legal Aid Society BC and QMUNITY

Describes relationship abuse, dispels common myths about abuse involving LGBTQ2S folk, discusses why a person might stay with an abusive partner, provides practical tips for making a plan to stay or leave safely, and lists community resources where help is available. 

Safety in Relationships: Trans Folk (revised & redesigned)
by Legal Aid Society BC and QMUNITY

Describes relationship abuse, dispels common myths about abuse involving trans folk, discusses why someone might stay with an abusive partner, provides practical tips for making a plan to stay safely or leave, and lists community resources where help is available. 

Learn & Teach

A Teacher’s Guide to A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story (new)
by Legal Aid Society BC and Healthy Aboriginal Network

This online-only teacher’s guide to “A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story” graphic novel provides background information about Gladue rights for Indigenous peoples, and ideas for teaching and learning about colonialism and reconciliation within BC’s redesigned curriculum.

HelpMap

SHARP Workplaces Legal Clinic (new)
by Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

The clinic provides up to five hours of free, confidential legal advice from a lawyer to anyone in BC who is experiencing or has experienced sexual harassment at work. Lawyers provide advice on how to address sexual harassment, your legal options, assistance with reviewing or drafting documents, advice as you go through a legal process and referrals to support services, such as counselling and employment services. 

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