Alberta Law Libraries is joining LawNow as a regular contributor with information about the assistance they can give.
Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) is a network of law libraries across the province existing to provide research support and information services to the legal community (including the Judiciary, Members of the Bar, Crown Prosecutors and Justice Department employees), self represented litigants and all Albertans. Eleven of our courthouse libraries are open to the public during regular courthouse hours.
In our libraries you will find resources to help you research legal issues. We have primary (the law) and secondary (commentary) resources in both print and electronic formats. This collection is available to all Albertans for use in the library.
Why would I go to the law library?
Good question! Let’s say that you have been dismissed by your employer in a way that you think is improper. In the library, you can find laws that regulate employment, books and articles on wrongful dismissal, and decisions by the courts on issues similar to yours. In addition to the information resources we offer, you may use the library computers, printers and photocopiers for your research.
Our team is happy to help you navigate legal research including the use of electronic databases, using our online catalogue, and finding books or other resources. We can also direct you to additional agencies that may be of help. As well, you may email your questions to our “Ask a Law Librarian” service directly from the Alberta Law Libraries website. Members of the bar can also access additional reference and research services.
Whatever your legal information needs may be, we can provide you with a calm, confidential & professional environment away from the intensity of court. For more information about Alberta Law Libraries, check out our website and follow us on Twitter (@ABLawLibraries)
We look forward to working with you!