CLBC for Your Green Law Niche


April 2023

Whether your work involves natural resources law, regulatory approvals, or advocating for the rights of people disproportionately affected by environmental harm, it’s important to know you have access to Courthouse Libraries BC’s (CLBC) collections and services to back you up. We support lawyers working in the field of environmental law and justice. Ask us about:

  • Research assistance from our reference librarians (in-person, by phone, or by email);
  • Free document delivery of excerpts from our print or digital collection, sent directly to your inbox;
  • Access to a broad collection of borrowable books, which can be loaned and returned for free via regular postal mail;
  • In-branch public access computers loaded with premium databases like LexisNexis and Westlaw;
  • Remote access to products like HeinOnline, which contains over 1,500 law journals plus digital access to more than a century worth of historical legislation, available to Law Society of BC members.

Explore the tapestry of commentary sources and primary law that comprises our environmental law collection. We can help identify the netletters, digests, tribunal decisions databases, and other specialty resources to help you refine your research. For lawyers just getting into this work, you can remotely access the Irwin Law ebook, Environmental Law, which serves as a good primer. Deeper resources, such as the LexisNexis® Environmental Law NetLetter, The Newsletter of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, and many more can be accessed using the premium subscriptions in our branches — or by getting in touch with CLBC.

If you’re already working in the area of environmental justice, or thinking about taking on these types of cases, consider reaching out to us at CLBC. We’re here to help.