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Watch this spot: A new Clicklaw website is coming on June 19! For more about our exciting plans for Clicklaw, read this.

The New Clicklaw Is Coming!

Here’s what’s happening

Courthouse Libraries BC is excited to announce the launch of a significantly improved Clicklaw service on June 19, 2024!

Some of the great changes include:

  • An improved search experience that guides users to selected resources and provides step-by-step overviews of the legal issues.

  • Fewer legal topics and sub-topics than the current site, which should mean less digging for what you need.

  • Content that is curated and structured by Courthouse Libraries BC’s librarians to ensure the most credible and relevant materials are available to help people on their legal journey.

  • New design – a fresh look and feel that aligns with the trusted Courthouse Libraries BC brand.

  • More guidance on the website, making it easier for you to navigate.

Here’s what you can expect when the site goes live:

  • The new site’s homepage will have the same website address as the current site, however other page URLs will change. Only the most commonly searched resources will be redirected to the new pages. The rest of the old URLs will be redirected to relevant sections on the new Clicklaw or the homepage.

  • The new Clicklaw will focus on helping the public to resolve legal problems and no longer contain the Reform & Research and Learn & Teach sections. Resources under these categories are still available to the public on other websites, as Clicklaw only links to them.

  • We’ve replaced the HelpMap feature with a list of available services to contact, sorted by topic/service type. We found that contact information contained in the HelpMap often changed unpredictably and we’ve concluded that service providers are the best source of that information.

  • We’ll no longer have links to translated materials and services on Clicklaw because of the technical challenges of including them in the new site design. This decision may be revisited at another time.

  • We’re discontinuing the legal topics of Business & non-profits; Environment; and Media & internet.

We launched Clicklaw 15 years ago as an online library of public legal education and information for BC. Today, there is such an abundance of information available that it's hard to tell what is credible, trustworthy and directly applicable to you. The new Clicklaw service is designed to guide you to just what you need and reduce the confusion of having to dig around. We’re a program of Courthouse Libraries BC, a name you can trust for credible legal information for the public.