Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: March 2023

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

Solve Problems

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program

Legal Information for Indigenous People (Now available on Clicklaw Wikibooks)
This booklet provides basic & accessible legal information for Indigenous people facing legal issues, incl. the justice systems, children & families, rights & protections, death & taxes, income security, and class actions. It explains how the laws can vary for people based on their Indigeneity.

Legal Aid BC

Family Duty Counsel brochure (Updated)
Provides an overview of what family duty counsel can and can’t do. Includes how to find services near you.

Family LawLINE wallet card (New)
Promotes the free telephone service for family legal advice in BC. It includes our Call Centre number and our web page that explains financial eligibility.

Legal Aid Can Help You (New)
Outlines in plain language what legal aid is, and how and where to apply for it. It also lists the phone numbers of legal aid offices in BC.

Parents Legal Centre brochure (Updated)
This brochure promotes and describes the Parents Legal Centre (PLC), a free service to help parents in select locations in BC address the social worker’s concerns. Describes the kind of help you can get from a lawyer and an advocate and how to find out if you qualify.

Legal Aid BC and Healthy Aboriginal Network

A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story comic book (Now available in French)
Co-produced with Indigenous Story Studio (formerly Healthy Aboriginal Network), this graphic novel tells the story of Myra, who is charged with assault with a weapon. Myra learns about her legal rights and, with the help of Legal Aid, gets a Gladue report for her sentencing hearing.

Rise Women’s Legal Centre

How do I choose a family lawyer? (Newly added to Clicklaw)
This guide can help you if you are working on a family law matter and you need help finding a lawyer. This guide also explains the difference between Legal Aid lawyers and private lawyers.

Seeking a Peace Bond: A Guide (Newly added to Clicklaw)
This is a resource for anyone in BC who needs protection from a specific person or people and wants to obtain an order from the court.

HelpMap

Ministry of Attorney General

Family Justice Centres (Updated)
Family Justice Centres operate across BC to provide services to British Columbians going through separation or divorce. The Abbotsford and Surrey Justice Access Centres (JACs) have updated hours.

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

Nidus Personal Help (New)
Nidus can help you with personal planning. You can contact us on behalf of an adult you are helping. We have a trained volunteer who helps with education, forms for making a Representation Agreement, and using Nidus Registry. You need to book ahead.


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Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: February 2023

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

Solve Problems

Legal Aid BC

Defending Yourself: Breach of a Court Order (Updated)
Describes how to defend yourself if you are charged with a breach of a court order and what the prosecutor must prove to find you guilty. Includes sentencing information and how to get legal help.

Reform and Research

British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)

Renovate the Public Hearing Project (New)
Local governments must hold public hearings on regulating land use. The Renovate the Public Hearing Project seeks a better way to engage in land-use decision-making through law reform, public engagement, and considering alignment with Indigenous governance.

HelpMap

BC Family Law Unbundling Roster

Family Lawyers and Paralegals Offering Unbundled Legal Services (Updated)
The BC Family Law Unbundling Roster is a list of family lawyers & paralegals who will perform select legal tasks for clients who do not want or cannot afford full representation. Unbundled legal services means clients pay for some assistance depending on what help they want & what they can afford. Professionals listed here are sorted by location. Inclusion does not imply endorsement. Many of the practitioners on the list provide remote/digital as well as in-person service.

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC)

Indigenous Community Legal Clinic (ICLC) (Updated)
The Indigenous Community Legal Clinic is an educational legal clinic of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC that provides legal services to the Indigenous community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and throughout the Lower Mainland. The Clinic may be able to provide advice, assistance and representation to eligible clients who cannot afford a lawyer and who self-identify as Indigenous persons.

Upper Skeena Counselling and Legal Assistance Society

USCLAS Legal Aid Agent, Legal Aid Representation, Advocacy Program (Updated)
USCLAS accepts applications for legal aid, provides legal aid lawyers, offers private legal services (family, criminal, employment, wills), and provides poverty law advocacy for aboriginals and non-aboriginals.


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