Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: December 2021

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in December 2021.

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Access Pro Bono BC

Legal FAQ Sheets: 2021 BC Flood & Extreme Weather (Updated)
These FAQ sheets answer frequently asked questions related to issues faced by people affected by weather emergencies in BC (wildfires, flooding, and landslides). They are organized into these areas of law: employment law, family law, insurance law, landlord-tenant law, and strata (condo) law.

Legal Aid BC

Separation Agreements: Your Rights and Options (Updated)
Explains the law about dividing family property or debt fairly when spouses separate, and what to do about an unfair agreement. Describes how to prepare a financial statement for court, how to manage your case, and where to get free legal help. Only the English version includes recent minor changes.

HelpMap 

Courthouse Libraries British Columbia (Updated)
Prince Rupert location is now open to the public (Thursday 9:00am -12:00pm and 12:30pm – 3:30pm.)

Common Questions 

What assistance is available to people affected by flooding in BC? (New)

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Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: November 2021

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in November 2021.

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Justice Education Society of BC (JES)

JES has launched a new website to match its growth and vision: Justice for All, a gateway to its many online resources listed on Clicklaw. It showcases their global work to increase legal capability, strengthen justice systems, and develop digital solutions. Their LegalHelpBC site has been refreshed.

Legal Aid BC

How to Become a Child’s Guardian (Updated)
This fact sheet explains who can become a guardian and how to apply to court to become one. It includes links to the Family Law in BC website to help you with the application process, and links to required forms.

Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer (Updated)
This fact sheet outlines client and lawyer roles and responsibilities, so each knows what to expect from the legal aid contract. It also explains what the lawyer’s time on the case includes, what the lawyer can’t do, change of lawyer requests, and where to find out about making a complaint.

Reform and Research

Legal Aid BC

Achieving Digital Equity Project (Updated with final reports)
A research project documenting the barriers to accessing digital legal resources faced by many people across BC. It explores digital issues and challenges, how many are affected, and what can be done to ensure people can access the help they need when they can’t go online.

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Elizabeth Fry Legal Clinic (New)
There is a new Kelowna office.The permanent address will be available in the new year. The Elizabeth Fry Legal Clinic provides free legal advice and representation to clients in the Kamloops and Kelowna surrounding area. We can help with income assistance, limited family law, disability, tenancy (rentals, co-ops & shared accommodations), employment insurance, employment standards, Indigenous legal issues, human rights, small claims, Civil Resolution Tribunal matters, judicial reviews, and other areas not covered by legal aid.

Arts Re-Entry Clinic (New)
The clinic provides summary advice telephone service to help galleries, theatre companies, museums and other arts based organizations navigate the uncertainties of the Public Health Orders and how they impact relationships between employers, culture workers and audiences.

Common Questions

What assistance is available to people affected by flooding in BC? (New)


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