Legal Research & Referral


Top Resources:

  • Clicklaw: understand how the legal system in BC works, and find answers to common legal questions as well as referrals to legal help and lawyers
     
  • Clicklaw Wikibooks: a selection of legal publications that can be read online or dowloaded as PDF or EPUB: JP Boyd on Family Law, Legal Help for British Columbians, Consumer Law Wikibook, A Death in Your Family, Tenant Survival Guide
     
  • QP Legaleze: a searchable database for BC Bills, Statutes, Regulations, Debates,  and Gazettes. Only available within the Library
     
  • Duhaime's Law Dictionary: a plain-language dictionary by a Victoria, BC lawyer
     
  • Family Law in British Columbia includes self-help materials, family law by subject and advice on resolving family law problems
     
  • Dial-a-Law: practical information on BC law topics
     

Legal Referral, Legal Aid & Self Help

General

  • Best's Guide to Legal Research: BC, Canadian and international links

  • JusticeBC: information on Criminal and Family law, as well as justice reform. From BC's Ministry of Justice

  • Jurist Canada: legal education mega-site

  • LawStart BC: portal that leads to four BC public legal information resources (ClickLaw, ClickLaw's Help Map, BC LawMatters, Courthouse Libraries).

  • Law Student Legal Assistance (LSLAP) Manual: comprised of approximately 1000 pages of legal information, divided into 23 chapters. The manual is easy-to-use and provides quick answers to many legal issues.

  • Legal Glossary: contains legal terms in Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and English

  • MultiLingoLegal: Provides legal information to newcomers to Canada in many different languages

 

Legal Topics

  • Access Copyright: the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, licenses public access to copyright works

  • The Courts of British Columbia:  includes links to the Provincial, Appeal, and Supreme Court of British Columbia, as well as a searchable database of decisions