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Which publication is right for me?

LSS Readability ListWhen more than one publication covers the same topic, how do you decide which is best for you or someone you are helping? To answer this question, we created a readability chart. It lists publications by subject and then ranks them by level of complexity — levels 1, 2, and 3.

Level 1 publications are the easiest to understand. They:

  • require no legal understanding,
  • cover the basics of the law and first steps to take, and
  • are written for people who have no experience with the law.

Level 2 publications cover the topics in more depth. They explain the law in plain language, but the reader may have to read, understand, and make decisions about what to do next.

Level 3 publications assume that the reader has a basic familiarity with the law. They are designed to help advocates and intermediaries; other people should be able to understand these publications if they have good literacy skills.

If you have any feedback about the readability chart — or any of our publications — please feel free to contact us at publications@lss.bc.ca.

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