May 8, 2009

Clicklaw

The Courthouse Libraries of B.C., with funding from the Law Foundation of B.C., has started an innovative online service providing legal information, assistance and education through a website called Clicklaw. Clicklaw is easy to use and contains a wealth of information about all kinds of legal problems. Here are some of the things Clicklaw can help with:

This fall, Clicklaw also plans to create a feature called HelpMap, which will use Google Maps to help people find pro bono clinics, legal aid offices and courthouses where they live.

May 5, 2009

What's Your Legal Conundrum?

Do you ever watch legal dramas on television or at the movies, and wonder whether the outcome in U.S. courts would be the same here in Canada? Have you read about a court decision in the newspaper where the result just puzzled you? Or maybe you've just thought about a weird situation and wondered what the legal ramifications might be. Of course, I can't give you legal advice on your particular situation - you would need to see a real, live lawyer for that, but if you type in your hypothetical legal question in the comments, I'll try to answer it.