We ran a pop-up survey from mid-October to mid-December on the main Clicklaw website to get feedback from website (and now mobile) users like you. The survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. The draw winner was randomly selected from all entries submitted and has been contacted — congratulations! We’ll share what we’ve learned from you in the new year.
Our Clicklaw contributors have been adding and updating great resources and services to Clicklaw throughout 2015.
Here is a small window* into the activity on the site, with a resource or service featured for each month, for the sake of brevity:
*We will do our best to provide bi-monthly updates in 2016 of all newly added or modified resources and services.
If You Have a No Contact Order Made Against You
by Legal Services Society
What is a no contact order? What are the different types?
Template Letters for Tenants
by Tenancy Resource & Advocacy Centre
Experiencing a problem in your tenancy? Consider putting your concerns in writing to your letter – templates for requesting repairs, returning of deposit, response to an illegal eviction notice, loss of quiet enjoyment, bed bugs and more.
The CanLII Primer
by The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)
A primer designed to help self-represented litigants (SRLs) navigate CanLII in order to prepare for the presentation of their cases – in court, in chambers, or as part of a negotiation or mediation. CanLII is a free online legal service.
Door-to-Door Sales, Time Shares, and Contracts You Can Cancel
by The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
Some types of contracts can be cancelled in certain circumstances. This script discusses door-to-door sales, fitness club memberships and other similar contracts, and how you can cancel them.
Sliding Scale Family Mediation
by Mediate BC Society
Families who are experiencing separation and divorce can get help finding a family mediator with fees set on a sliding scale. A family mediator can help you reach decisions about issues such as property division, child and spousal support, parenting time and guardianship without going to court.
Queer Directory @ QMUNITY
Talk to Information and Referral Volunteers who can help you find queer-competent services, including legal advice.
Jane Doe Legal Clinic
by West Coast LEAF
Free legal advice appointments in Vancouver for women survivors of violence with child welfare and family law issues. Some multilingual and accessibility support available.
First Contact Vancouver
by Canadian Red Cross
This program provides refugee claimants with one place to access assistance on arrival through a 24-hour phone line offering services for free in 60+ languages.
Provincial Court Resources for Everyone: Family Court
Find helpful info on Family Matters you can deal with in B.C. Provincial Court – guardianship, parenting arrangements, child/spousal support, protection orders and more – here.
Discovery – Sharing information with the other party
by Legal Services Society
Read about the court rules that govern the when, what and how of sharing information in a family law case.
Single Parent Employment Initiative
by BC Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation
This new initiative is aimed at removing barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance, providing them with the training and support they need to secure long-term and sustainable employment.
Renting, Buying and Selling Strata
by BC Ministry of Natural Gas Development & Responsible for Housing
Learn more about renting in stratas: some stratas may restrict your ability to rent out your property. What are the legal requirements for buying and selling strata property?