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Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)

The Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO) seeks to ensure that arts, culture, and social service non-profits and low-income artists are informed about & empowered to exercise their legal rights & responsibilities under the provincial & federal acts & regulations which govern their activities. PLEO seeks to address this shortfall in knowledge & access through a number of programs administered through its two initiatives, Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) and Law For Non-Profits (LFNP).

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A collection of online materials available to artists and arts organizations in all disciplines. Contains articles, legislation and sample legal documents related to arts, entertainment, business, and intellectual ...
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An online library of links to legal education & information resources for non-profits. Includes Civil Resolution Tribunal, privacy, employment law, charities compliance, human rights, the Societies Act, governance, ...
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These toolkits cover answer questions about how copyright works, the duration of copyright, copyright infringement and fair dealing. This resource also offers discipline-specific toolkits for painters, photographers and ...
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For British Columbian non-profit organizations seeking to understand the requirements of the new Societies Act, SBC 2015, c. 18, and compliance and transition under this new legislation.
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Art Law Talks is a series of webinars discussing legal issues relevant to artists and arts organizations across Canada. This web page has a list of recordings, with supporting materials provided when available.
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Legal Lunch and Learn is a series of webinars about legal issues of concern to British Columbia’s non-profit sector. This web page has a list of recordings, with supporting materials provided when available.
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