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Legal Web Sites
General Web Sites
Research guides, legal assistance programmes, and background information. See the Laws Online or Judgements Online pages of this guide for primary law.
BC Courthouse Library Society
Includes links, legal research blog, and legal research explanations, including:
Asked & answered legal research information (Includes content from the "Popular case name table," providing proper case name & citations for famous cases)
How a bill becomes law in BC
How a bill becomes law in Canada
Canadian Law List
Searchable database with contact information for lawyers, judges and court officials across Canada.
This site provides access to plain-language legal information for residents of BC. Site is maintained by BC Courthouse Libraries.
Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
CLAS provides legal advice and assistance for the benefit of people who are physically, mentally, socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged or whose human rights need protection.
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Legal Links
For legal professionals. Has links to a wide variety of legal information.
Courts of BC - Guide to the courts system
Video explanations of the basics of BC's courts system.
Another list of resources on the Canadian Legal system, maintained by a B.C. Law firm
Law Students' Legal Advice Program
(University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law)
LSLAP is a non profit society run by law students at UBC. Free legal advice and representation at clinics located throughout the Greater Vancouver District.
LSLAP Manual Online
Provides overviews of a range of legal topics.
Justice Education Society of BC
A non-profit organization serving to educate the public about law, courts, and the legal system. The site contains many resources in both print and effective streaming-video presentations. It serves the general public, youth, persons with disabilities, Aboriginals and immigrants.
LawyerShop.ca: Legal Information Centre
Over 500 current, informative articles and 200 podcasts about civil, criminal, employment, estate, family, immigration and personal injury law. Note: Written by Ontario lawyers.
People's Law School
A non-profit organization serving to educate BC residents about rights and responsibilities under the law. Many free .pdf articles and a multilingual glossary
Plain Language Legal Writing
From the Canadian Bar Association.
A blog on all things Canadian & legal, with frequent posts on legal research. Check out the SlawTips legal research tips!
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Canada's only national legal recruitment firm with offices across the country.
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