June 2020 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 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-30
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June 1-7

  • Settling an Estate in British Columbia: Probate from Three Perspectives (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you have questions about probate? Maybe you’ve studied the forms and have questions about how to complete them. Maybe you wonder if you need a lawyer. In this free 1-hour webinar, learn answers to common questions about dealing with an estate. Lawyer Nicole Garton will explain the process, paralegal Stacie Ayukawa will demystify forms, and Probate Registry supervisor Laura Hill will explain what happens after your application is filed. This webinar is designed to give you the information you need to navigate the process and empower you to proceed with clarity and confidence.
    • When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Art Law Talks: Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask a Lawyer, but Were Afraid to
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)
    • What: Lawyer Martha Rans, Legal Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach in Vancouver will address current pressing legal issues of importance to the arts and cultural sector, covering discussion points driven by the questions that you provide in the online registration form.
    • When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

June 8-14

  • How to Hold a Virtual Annual General Meeting, Co-presented With Charity Village
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)
    • What: Are you currently planning your AGM and need assistance on how to manage virtually? Needing to hold an election or a vote? In this informative webinar presented by PLEO and Charity Village, find out how-to hold a virtual AGM for your organization in a way that meets the legal and safety requirements that this unique period demands. 
    • When: Wednesday, June 10, 12–1PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Meet BC’s Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender (Zoom Meeting)
    by Office of the BC Human Rights Commission
    • What: The Commissioner is visiting the Province in the safest way possible right now – from her home! Until we can travel to meet with communities across B.C., we are hosting virtual regional conversations. The conversation will include an overview of the Office of the Human Rights Commission, discussion on BC’s Human Rights Code, and a conversation about human rights issues affecting your region.
    • When: Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (for residents of BC’s Interior)
    • 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 1-7 | June 8-14 | June 15-21 | June 22-30
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June 1-7

  • BC Public Library Staff: JP Boyd on Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Act (Webinar)
    by John-Paul Boyd, QC and Courthouse Libraries British Columbia (CLBC)
    • What: Based on the feedback we’ve heard from attendees, and the fact that the new Divorce Act will come into force in July of 2020, we have decided to focus our last webinar in this legal reference series on the changes to the Act to help prepare BC public library staff to provide reference services on this topic. John-Paul will begin by discussing basic principles on the topic before opening the floor to questions.
    • When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Cost: Free

June 15-21

  • Best Practices for Public Legal Information (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you produce legal information for the public in British Columbia? In this free one-hour webinar, learn strategies to make your information even better. People’s Law School has teamed up with other public legal information non-profits to develop best practices and other tools to help you produce information your audience trusts, understands and uses. Learn how, if you substantially follow the best practices, you can qualify to use a new Quality Mark™ on your information. Join Drew Jackson, a lawyer and librarian who leads our efforts in developing information for the public on everyday legal problems, and moderator Paula Price, a lawyer who creates and delivers our digital public legal education.
    • When: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Cost: Free

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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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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