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  • Exploring Clicklaw www.clicklaw.bc.caA webinar for BC public librariansJune 2010Presenters: Janet Freeman and Brenda Rose, Courthouse Libraries BC

    Training provided by the program of

  • Todays PresentersBrendaClicklaw Project CoordinatorJanetLawMatters Program Coordinator

  • Learning ObjectivesBy the end of this session, you will be able toIdentify one website that is a starting point to access legal information and assistance for your patronsUse six different search strategies to find legal information and assistance on ClicklawDescribe three ways to stay in touch with new information and developments on Clicklaw

  • AgendaLawStartBC.caClicklaw tour and search strategiesBreak for practice questions [about 10 minutes]Discussion of practice question answersWrap-up and names for further contact

  • LawStartBC Four pieces of the puzzle for British Columbia legal information and assistance

  • A website featuring plain language legal information and education for the public in BC.A search tool to find someone in your community who can help with legal problems.A program that helps public libraries in BC in provide current legal information.A non-profit that works to enhance access to legal information & assistance for the legal community and the public in BC.

  • Courthouse Libraries BClibraries in 30 courthouses across BCin-depth law books & free use of legal databases on public access computersassistance from law librarians (in Vancouver and 6 regional libraries or 1.800.665.2570)website courthouselibrary.ca features legal information aimed at legal community

  • LawMatters at your local public libraryAll public libraries in BC have increased their legal information collections through grants from LawMattersOur Legal Information Reading Guides highlight the titles available bclawmatters.caPublic librarians have been receiving training on handling legal questions from the public

    LawMatters collection at Chilliwack Public Library

  • Clicklaw (at clicklaw.bc.ca)A website that is trustworthy point of entry to information on a range of websites

    aimed at the public in BC (and those assisting them)connecting people with plain language legal information and places to go for law-related help

  • Clicklaw: Four SectionsSolve Problems: Understand your rights, solve legal problemsLearn & Teach: Build awareness of laws and how the legal system worksReform & Research: The public window to legal reform and innovationsHelpMap: Find those who can help with legal problems within British Columbia

  • A starting point from Courthouse Libraries BC to help the public access British Columbia legal information and assistance

    Recap: LawStartBC is a starting point

  • Recap: 6 ways to find things on ClicklawBrowse by Topic By languageCommon questionsKeyword searchBy community (on HelpMap only)For those who like to start with Google: search on Google with clicklaw and your keywords

  • Recap: Three ways to stay in touchSign up for Clicklaw Blog updates: blog.clicklaw.bc.caLike us on Facebook: facebook.com/clicklawFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/clicklaw

  • Let us know how weve donePlease take 3 minutes to fill out our evaluation survey at www.surveymonkey.com/courthouselibrariesbctraining

  • Contact UsTo suggest a resource for Clicklaw: Suggest a resource form on Clicklawemail us at editor@clicklaw.bc.caTo connect with us:Janet: jfreeman@courthouselibrary.ca or 604-660-9204Brenda: brose@courthouselibrary.caToll-free: 1-800-665-2570 To find us: Clicklaw: clicklaw.bc.caHelpMap: clicklaw.bc.ca/helpmapLawStartBC: lawstartbc.ca