Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: January 2024

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in January 2024.

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Legal Aid BC

Working with Your Legal Aid Lawyer (Translation in multiple languages added)
Outlines client and lawyer roles and responsibilities, so each knows what to expect from the legal aid contract. Explains what the lawyer’s time on the case includes, change of lawyer requests, and about making a complaint. Note: other languages don’t include recent updates in English version.

Supreme Court of British Columbia

Memorandum from the Court to Self-Represented Litigants on Trial Procedure in Civil and Family Cases (New to Clicklaw)
This memo is for a party in a civil or family case who is not represented by a lawyer, providing a general overview of some of the procedures & rules that apply in a civil or family trial in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

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AC Friends of Court Society

Legal Forms Workshops (Updated location for Kamloops)
Get help with completing legal/court forms in civil & family matters at the Provincial Court of BC, Supreme Court of BC, BC Court of Appeal, Federal Court, and Tribunals.

BC Family Maintenance Agency

Family Maintenance – formerly Family Maintenance Enforcement Program/FMEP (Updated contact information)
BC Family Maintenance Agency (BCFMA) monitors and enforces maintenance orders and written agreements filed in court (for either child support or spousal support).

Legal Aid BC

Legal Aid Intake Services (Updated)
The Legal Services Society (Legal Aid BC) provides intake at more than 50 locations across BC.

Seniors First BC

Advance Planning Clinics (Updated)
Staff lawyers and volunteer legal professionals can help eligible low-income older adults (55+) with drafting and executing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.


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Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: November/December 2023

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in November and December 2023.

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BC Family Maintenance Agency

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program: Paying or Receiving Support (Updated)
Provides information about payment options for payors and recipients, late or missed payments, Notice of Attachment (NOA), collection actions, order or agreement, and enforcing payment when a parent lives out of province or outside of Canada.

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program: Enroll in BCFMA (Updated)
Information about how to enroll in the program, obtaining an order, submitting an enrollment application, and what to expect after submitting.

Family Maintenance Enforcement Program: What We Can Do (Updated)
The financial responsibilities of parents to their children – and of one spouse to another – do not end on separation. This page describes the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP), which monitors and enforces all maintenance orders and agreements that are filed with the FMEP.

BC First Nations Justice Council

Gladue Services (Information for the Public) (New to Clicklaw)
Explains Gladue rights, factors, and how to get a Gladue report via a service from BC First Nations Justice Council.

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Gladue Services (New to Clicklaw)
We can help you get a Gladue report. To access the service, you can fill out the information form or the Indigenous Justice Centre in your community. Once the form is submitted, a Gladue Services Coordinator will respond to the email or phone number you’ve provided within 72 hours.

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Clicklaw: What does the judge consider in sentencing an Indigenous person? (Updated)


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