VANCOUVER, April 28 /CNW/ - Public libraries in BC can now offer
residents access to more legal information thanks to a project called
Operated by Courthouse Libraries BC, the LawMatters project has enabled
all public libraries in BC to add more legal resources to their collections.
Residents will be able to obtain information on policies and procedure;
updates in the law; or on a specific legal problem concerning topics such as
divorce, housing and property issues, employment, immigration or wills and
estates. Much of the material is written in plain language and is available in
several additional languages. Training and support is provided by BC
Courthouse Library staff.
The LawMatters project is funded by the Law Foundation of British
Columbia who's mandate is to make public legal information available to all
citizens. The ability to access information in local libraries throughout the
province will be of great benefit to all BC residents.
To find your local library, see www.bclibrary.ca; for more information on
the LawMatters project, visit the website at www.bclawmatters.ca
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Name: Janet Freeman, Title:
LawMatters Project Coordinator, Phone: 1-800-665-2570 or (604) 660-9204 in
Lower Mainland, Email: email@example.com, Web address: