Testers Needed! Consumer Law and Credit/Debt Law Manual

Are you an advocate, paralegal or lawyer who uses the Consumer Law and Credit/Debt Law Manual? Are you interested in volunteering an hour of your time to help make sure this resource meets the needs of its intended audience (that’s you!)?

The Legal Services Society (LSS) is looking for volunteers to do “usability testing” on this important resource. Usability testing is a way to make sure that a product, in this case the manual, is working well and meets the needs of its audience. You’re not being tested – you’re helping to test the resource. (Makes sense?)

If you’re interested or would like more information, please contact LSS by emailing publications@lss.bc.ca.

Clicklaw and the Just a Click Away initiative

Now available on Clicklaw: check out the final conference report recently released by Just a Click Away!just a click away

Coordinated by Courthouse Libraries BC, and supported with funding from the Access to Justice Fund (administered by the Law Foundation of Ontario), Just a Click Away, is an initiative to enhance how technology can be used to deliver legal education and information to the public in Canada.

As part of the second stage in the initiative, the Clicklaw public legal education and information (PLEI) portal website was featured in a webinar that explains how it provides access to PLEI to British Columbians. To access the webinars, click here.

The final stage of the initiative was the two-day intensive national conference in Vancouver held this past February. The conference was aimed at those who provide and support public legal education and information, and want to improve how the Internet and emerging technologies can be used to deliver PLEI. The conference featured such themes as best practices for PLEI websites, evaluation of online PLEI, and using social media and web 2.0 technologies.