28 May 2013

"JP Boyd on Family Law" Published

Today, the wiki became a wikibook when the first copies of the first print edition of the 670-page volume JP Boyd on Family Law were delivered to the library at the Vancouver Law Courts. The print run demonstrates the incredible potential behind the wikibook platform for the cost-effective delivery of public legal education. It is, I expect, the first of many editions to be released in the future as the wikibook is updated, by an editorial team of senior and junior family law lawyers, to keep pace with the continuing evolution of the law.

JP Boyd with JP Boyd on Family Law
Photo: Clara Richardson
Copies of JP Boyd on Family Law will be distributed by Courthouse Libraries BC to every public library in the province as part of their LawMatters community outreach program.

I am tremendously grateful to everyone at Courthouse Libraries, in particular Johanne Blenkin, executive director, Drew Jackson, director of client services, and Nate Russell, legal community liaison, for their conception of and continuing enthusiastic support for this project. Thank you all very, very much.