COVID-19 Legal Resources for British Columbians

There are so many things that are new or changing as a result of COVID-19. Check out these websites that discuss legal matters that have been affected by the pandemic.

Clicklaw is operated by Courthouse Libraries BC and features FAQs, tips sheets, and a directory of legal resources in your area. They’ve just published their latest Wikibook which provides information about COVID-19 resources and related legal matters. This Wikibook will be updated constantly with new information and corrections, and since it’s from librarians you know its a trusted source. Check it out at bit.ly/covid19bc. They also have a calendar of free legal information events that are occurring soon: blog.clicklaw.bc.ca/2020/04/01/april-2020-events/

Rise Women’s Legal Centre is a community legal clinic based in Vancouver that serves individuals who self-identify as women all over British Columbia. Check out their guide that discusses parenting during the COVID-19 crisis and the rapidly changing circumstances for everyone who is co-parenting: womenslegalcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Guidelines-for-Parenting-during-COVID-19-Health-Crisis-RiseWomensLegal-7Apr20.pdf

The Community Legal Assistance Society is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm, specializing in housing, income security, workers’ rights, mental health and human rights law. Their blog is featuring regular updates on legal changes and resources regarding COVID-19, including housing, employment insurance and benefits, and support for persons who receive income and disability insurance: clasbc.net/news-media/whats-new/

Family Law, from Legal Aid BC, provides support for parents and couples on matters such as separation and divorce, children, guardianship, and abuse. They’ve curated a list of questions and answers specific to COVID-19: familylaw.lss.bc.ca/coronavirus-and-law-your-questions-answered

People’s Law School, founded by UBC legal students, is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. Check out their legal guide to COVID-19 at www.peopleslawschool.ca/everyday-legal-problems/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-your-legal-questions-answered.