By Alan Kilpatrick
Are you familiar with the Asked & Answered database from Courthouse Libraries BC? If you are having difficulty with a challenging legal research question and not sure where else to turn, consider consulting Asked & Answered. This searchable database features an assorted collection of research tips and answers to obscure legal questions. Courthouse Libraries BC describes the helpful resource on their website:
Asked & Answered is collection of answers to tricky legal research questions. It works best if you search it. Asked & Answered was originally developed as a private tool for Courthouse Library staff. We use it to keep track of tough-to-find answers. If you’ve searched everywhere else with no luck, it’s time to search Asked & Answered.
Asked & Answered can be browsed or searched by keyword. It is available online at courthouselibrary.ca/training/AskedAndAnswered.
The database answers questions about court attire, the legality of hitchhiking, and many other questions. For example, one of the more interesting questions Asked & Answered addresses is whether it is illegal to kill a Sasquatch.
If you are stuck on a legal research question, I encourage you to consult Asked & Answered.