Legal Assistance

January 22, 2015
The Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS), an anti-poverty advocacy organization in Victoria, has filed a petition for judicial review challenging a decision by the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Legal Assistance, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
January 14, 2015
Last month, the Law Society of BC released a report authored by its “Legal Services Regulatory Framework Taskforce” recommending that the organization request a legislative amendment allowing it to...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Legal Assistance, British Columbia
March 10, 2014
West Coast LEAF has proposed two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia. The first recommendation is a pilot project with lawyers working in community agencies so...
Keywords: Article , Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, British Columbia
February 13, 2014
The Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine has published an article entitled "Everyday Justice." The article explains the importance of educating people about the legal system before they need...
Keywords: Article , Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), All of Canada
Better Legal Information Handbook
November 12, 2013
Available on Clicklaw, this handbook produced by the Community Legal Education Ontario provides tips and tools for community workers who produce legal information for the public. It covers knowing...
Keywords: Online Resource , advocates, Legal Assistance, Legal Info, Legal Info (PLEI), General resources, Manuals and guides, Ontario, All of Canada
October 29, 2013
A new Justice Access Centre ("JAC") opened on October 24, 2013 in Victoria, BC. The Justice Access Centre provides support to families in Victoria and the southern part of Vancouver Island dealing...
Keywords: Article , Legal Assistance, British Columbia
Teen Legal Helpline
January 21, 2013
Got a legal question but not sure who to ask? If you’re a teenager in Ontario, you can visit the Teen Legal Helpline website, a free, confidential service that connects teenagers to lawyers.
Keywords: Online Resource , Children and Youth, helpline, Legal Assistance, legal help, teenagers, Ontario, Services
July 18, 2012
A new website focused on family law in Nova Scotia has recently launched. Nova Scotia Family Law website aims to meet the needs of families and professional stakeholders involved with family justice...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, Nova Scotia
Your Welfare Rights
April 24, 2012
Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance has been revised and reprinted and is now available to order. This popular booklet is for people in British Columbia who need welfare. It...
Keywords: Article , Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare, British Columbia
February 9, 2012
The Older Adult Knowledge Network (Oaknet) is a website of the Legal Resource Centre of Alberta. It has information on how Canadian law protects and affects older adults including information on...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
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