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Monday, June 3 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
M12: Resilient and Ready: Libraries Stepping Up to Support Access to Justice

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Many libraries are stepping up to fill service gaps left by shuttered governmental services, and they are doing it without additional support. While challenging, this presents new opportunities. LawMatters and LSS  are committed to working with public libraries to rise to this challenge and work towards increasing access to justice in BC. In this workshop style session we will arm you with useful tools to help your patrons navigate the confusing landscape of legal issues. Using real life examples we will show you free, plain language and trustworthy legal information resources on a range of topics including wills and estates, family and criminal law. Afterwards, you will be able to apply your knowledge and hone your legal reference skills with a series of practice case scenarios.

Presented with support from Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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Patricia Lim

Publications Development Coordinator, Legal Services Society
Patricia Lim is the Publications Development Coordinator for the Legal Services Society of BC, which provides legal aid in BC. She develops and evaluates Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) materials and resources, and works with community organizations, including libraries... Read More →
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Megan Smiley

LawMatters Program Coordinator, Courthouse Libraries BC
Megan Smiley is the Program Coordinator for the LawMatters Program. She works with public libraries to enhance public access to legal information in all communities throughout British Columbia. She manages the LawMatters grant program, offers collection support, and provides training... Read More →

Monday June 3, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm AKDT
CIVIC 206 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada