2004: No. 4 September-October

President's View - A profession open to the public


Law Society AGM
Limited liability partnerships for BC law firms
Report points new way forward for lawyers with disabilities
Richard R. Sugden to receive 2004 Law Society Award l The 2004 Bench & Bar Dinner
National Mobility Agreement update - Rules improve options for in-house counsel in BC from other provinces
Lawyers now qualify sooner for retired membership
Queen's Counsel: 2004 call for nominations
The Law Foundation . 35 years strong
Trust administration fee (TAF) delayed to March 1, 2005
Law corporations no longer required to renew annual permit
2005 Law Society fees due November 30
Court Services Online: civil searches now available
BC statutes and regulations online - QPLegaleze at courthouse libraries

Practice & Ethics

Practice Watch - Trust obligations of the lawyer l Rule 3-51.1 on cash received by lawyers l Payout out on mortgages l Having an exit strategy for money in your trust account l Deemed directors' liability for tax debts l Correction: succession planning l Agreement to indemnify is not insured
Practice Tips - Law firm mergers 101
From the BC Supreme Court - Fax filing rule l Time limits for the service of jury notices
Report expected in December, 2005 - New working group targets civil justice reform
Equity Ombudsperson - Keeping your workplace harassment-free
Annual Practice Declaration moves online
Land Title Office efiling update
From the BC Court of Appeal - Judicial settlement conference pilot project
Real estate checklists updated with e-filing procedures


Special Compensation Fund claims
Unauthorized practice actions
Complainants' Review Committee flags common themes in 2003 complaints
Interim suspension