Practice Checklists Manual

The following provides a listing of sample documents, articles and other resources to help lawyers in carrying out your duties and managing your practices.

It is expected that the documents will be amended to suit the styles, needs and circumstances of the lawyers involved.

Lawyers must exercise professional judgment respecting the correctness and applicability of the material. The Law Society accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and expressly disclaim any such responsibility.

Practice support and resources

The Practice Checklists Manual is a professional reference for BC lawyers and has been developed by the Law Society with the assistance of the Continuing Legal Education Society.

Highlights of the 2013 Practice Checklists Manual
Caveat and use of the Checklists 

The Law Society would like to thank the reviewers and editorial staff who helped develop the Practice Checklists Manual.

For suggestions to improve the content and format of these checklists, contact Practice Advisor Barbara Buchanan.

Client identification and verification procedure

Client Identification and Verification Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf

Corporate and Commercial

Asset Purchase Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Asset Purchase Agreement Drafting [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Share Purchase Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Share Purchase Agreement Drafting [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Incorporation — Business Corporations Act Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Shareholders’ Agreement Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Shareholders’ Agreement Drafting [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Partnership Agreement Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Partnership Agreement Drafting [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Commercial Lease Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf 
Commercial Lease Drafting [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf 
Security Agreement Procedure [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Security Agreement Drafting  [updated to September 1, 2013]  Word | pdf

Criminal

Criminal Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Judicial Interim Release Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Sentencing Procedure  [updated to June 1, 2013]   Word | pdf 
Impaired/Over 80 Trial Examination of Witnesses  [updated to July 1, 2013]  Word | pdf

Family

Family Practice Interview  [updated to May 31, 2014]   Word | pdf
Family Law Agreement Procedure  [updated to May 31, 2014]    Word | pdf
Separation Agreement Drafting  [updated to May 31, 2014]    Word | pdf
Marriage Agreement Drafting  [updated to May 31, 2014]    Word | pdf
Family Law Proceeding  [updated to May 31, 2014]    Word | pdf
Child, Family and Community Service Act Procedure  [updated to May 31, 2014]    Word | pdf

Litigation

Foreclosure Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf
General Litigation Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf
Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Interview or Examination for Discovery  [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf
Collections Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf
Collections — Examination in Aid of Execution  [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf
Builders Lien Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf

Real Estate

Residential Conveyance Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2014]   Word | pdf
Mortgage Procedure [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf
Mortgage Drafting [updated to July 1, 2014]  Word | pdf

Wills and Estates

Will Procedure [updated to May 31, 2014]  Word | pdf
Testator Interview [updated to May 31, 2014]  Word | pdf
Will Drafting [updated to May 31, 2014]  Word | pdf
Probate and Administration Interview [updated to May 31, 2014]  Word | pdf
Probate and Administration Procedure [updated to May 31, 2014]  Word | pdf

Human Rights

Human Rights Complaint Procedure  [updated to July 1, 2013]  Word | pdf

Immigration

Protection Claim  [updated to July 1, 2013]  Word | pdf
Appeal Against Deportation  [updated to July 1, 2013]  Word | pdf