Online Resources - Legal research

November 4, 2016
Prepared by Mary E. Marrone for the Poverty Law Advocates Network of Canada March 29, 2006 INTRODUCTION This paper was commissioned by a steering committee comprised of poverty law advocates from...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLANC, poverty law, Poverty Research, General resources, All of Canada
February 11, 2014
The Government of Saskatchewan's Publications Centre site includes links to Saskatchewan's Acts and Regulations.
Keywords: Legal Research, Government information, Saskatchewan
February 11, 2014
The Quebec government site includes links to Québec Acts and Regulations.
Keywords: Legal Research, Government information, Québec
February 7, 2014
The Nunavut Court of Justice site lists several links for Nunavut bills, land claim agreement, and acts and regulations. The Legislation Division of the Justice Department of the Government of...
Keywords: Legal Research, Government information, Nunavut
February 6, 2014
This is the official site for New Brunswick Acts and Regulations. New Brunswick Acts and Regulations are officially published on-line under the authority of the Queen’s Printer Act. Legal advice,...
Keywords: Legal Research, New Brunswick, Government information
February 6, 2014
The Manitoba government website has a page of Manitoba Acts and a page of the province's Regulations.
Keywords: Legal Research, Manitoba, Government information
February 6, 2014
The Alberta Queen's Printer site includes links to Alberta's Acts and Regulations.
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Government information
February 5, 2014
The Community Partnership Manual: A Guide to Developing a Community-Based Pro Bono Program This manual outlines the steps for developing a pro bono delivery service. Intended for community...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, pro bono, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
February 5, 2014
The Hansard Association link page connects to the online transcripts of national, provincial and territorial legislative debates.
Keywords: Legal Research, Government information, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
Legal Services Society (LSS) is the organization that provides legal aid in BC. Check out their website if you are looking for a lawyer, a legal aid office, legal advice and legal information.
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia, General resources, Organizations
June 1, 2011
BC LawMatters is a blog for public librarians in BC who are participating in the LawMatters project, which will provide all British Columbian residents with local access to basic legal information at...
Keywords: Blogs, Legal Research, librarians, British Columbia
May 30, 2011
Canadian Prison Law is a resource site of prison law cases and of statutes and legislation that involve prisoners and prisons.
Keywords: Legal Research, Prisoners' Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is an American nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and...
Keywords: Legal Research, low-income, Poverty Research, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) provides a number of legal and advocacy services in the areas of disability, mental, human rights and poverty.
Keywords: CLAS, Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
May 30, 2011
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Justice System website provides a resource for justice system professionals and others working to understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD...
Keywords: Disability, fetal alcohol, Legal Research, Mental Health, Ontario, Organizations
May 29, 2011
The LSLAP (Law Students' Legal Advice Program) was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit society, to provide free legal advice and representation for the poor and disadvantaged. Part of the program is...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
Law Courts Education Society of BC has an extensive website aimed at making justice more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Court documents, Legal Research, self-help, British Columbia, Organizations, Research and education
May 29, 2011
The Electronic Legal Aid Newsletter (ELAN) is published 9 times year by the Legal Services Society. ELAN is designed to keep community workers up to date about LSS services and resources. The...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre has published a fact sheet (in PDF) for anyone who has been told by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation that they owe them money.
Keywords: Legal Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 29, 2011
The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has published a Study Paper on the Personal Liability of Society Directors and Officers. This project studied the sources of legal liability of directors and...
Keywords: business and non-profits, Legal Research, liability, Organizing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
Forced Migration Online has launched an extensive, new resource on international law related to refugees and other forced migrants.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, Manuals and guides, Research and education, International
May 29, 2011
The Social Security Tribunal (SST) is an administrative tribunal that provides appeal processes for Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and Old Age Security (OAS) decisions. The...
Keywords: Legal Research, Seniors and Elders, Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a US based organization acting as a legal resource for the international human rights community. The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Reports and documents, Research and education, United States
May 29, 2011
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) offers advocacy resources such as booklets on topics like: disability insurance, human rights, Canadian Pension Plan disability benefits, self-advocacy,...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Disability, Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
Justice Beyond the Walls is dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights in Canadian prisons. There are links to various court, government, NGO, international, human rights and media...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Prisoners' Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
Courthouse Libraries BC is a non-profit website that provides legal information services to the legal community and public in BC.
Keywords: Education, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) undertakes solid legal and research services on behalf of consumers. The Centre website has research and reports on consumer issues concerning...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Legal Research, Utilities, Organizations, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. This website provides access to...
Keywords: Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
ProBono Law of BC's Online Poverty Law Training Course is a free online training course designed for lawyers and of benefit to some non-lawyer legal professionals (such as paralegals and advocates...
Keywords: Education, Legal Research, poverty law, British Columbia, Programs and courses
April 14, 2011
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, Services
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
December 9, 2010
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network ( promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research, legal and policy...
Keywords: Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
May 13, 2010
The Artists' Legal Outreach are a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. They offer resources, workshops and clinics where artists can...
Keywords: Art and Culture, artists, legal help, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
April 26, 2010
Afin d'assurer la protection du public, le Barreau du Québec maximise les liens de confiance entre les avocats et les avocates, le public et l'État. Pour ce faire, le Barreau surveille l'exercice de...
Keywords: Legal Research, Organizations, Québec
March 25, 2010
LEAF - the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund - is a national charitable organization that works toward ensuring the law guarantees substantive equality for all women in Canada.
Keywords: Legal Research, Women, women's equality, women's legal education, women's rights, Organizations, All of Canada
March 17, 2010
Reach is a lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental...
Keywords: AIDS, chronic pain, deaf, Disability, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, Legal Research, pro bono, Ontario, Organizations, Services
March 2, 2010
The Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ACLCO) is the representative body of Ontario's community legal aid clinics. The Association's objectives are to: Improve the legal welfare of...
Keywords: community legal clinics, Legal Aid, legal clinics, Legal Research, Organizing, Ontario, Organizations
February 26, 2010
This web site is created by the Ontario Project for Inter-Clinic Community Organizing (OPICCO). It offers information and resources to help legal clinics, community agencies, activists and low-income...
Keywords: community development, law reform, legal information, Legal Research, Organizing, social justice, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
November 18, 2009
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer, working as an advocate and activist for women’s equality. This blog explores women’s equality, the law and public policy, and supports advocacy efforts across the...
Keywords: Blogs, feminist, Government Policy, law, Legal Research, Women, women's equality
October 20, 2009
The Justice Education Society has programs and resources aimed at making the justice system more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, legal education, legal education, Legal Research, self help tools, British Columbia, Organizations, Programs and courses