Domestic Violence: Useful Websites for Alberta

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As librarians, we are often requested to select and evaluate information resources. In this short reference article, we would like to recommend a few reliable websites that offer high quality information on domestic violence. We have selected sites from reputable sources that present current information, as well as offer links to further help and research. […]

Going it alone? Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

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Increasingly, people are finding themselves in court without a lawyer to represent them. They are known as “self-represented litigants” (SRLs for short).  The National Self-Represented Litigants Research Study conducted by Dr. Julie Macfarlane revealed that, generally, this is not because individuals have decided that lawyers are unnecessary. In fact, “[b]y far the most consistently cited […]

Resources for Termination of Employment

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The Edmonton Journal recently reported layoff notices way up in 2015: “Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 10, 18 Alberta employers disclosed plans to terminate a total of 4,544 workers.”  Further, “Statistics Canada figures show the province gained 13,700 jobs in January, but lost 1,000 in the natural resources sector (it includes oil and gas, mining […]

New Employment Law Resources for Alberta Youth

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Many new Canadians are unfamiliar with the legislation that protects them in the workplace. Research indicates that immigrants with limited English speaking abilities often turn to their children to act as intermediaries to pass on information, including legal information. By developing resources for youth, the youth will learn about human rights law and then will […]

New website from CPLEA: Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

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The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website. The new Laws for Landlords and Tenants website reflects the feedback CPLEA received from landlords and tenants across Alberta. It features a modern, streamlined design with enhanced search capability along […]

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