2004: No. 2 March-April

President's View - Women in the legal profession - time has passed, what has changed?


Law Society Award: call for nominations
Law Society supports government's look at a Land Title Authority
Land Title Office offers online filing beginning April 1
Visit Juricert site to register for digital credentials
Rule change facilitates e-filing at Land Title Office - Law firms can pay PTT from trust through electronic funds transfer
Law Society and BC Real Estate Association reach common position - Lawyers should remain unrestricted in real estate sales, but new rules expected on delegation to staff
Keighley appointed a master
Nomination of Second Vice-President for 2004
Consultation by the Ethics Committee - Acting for and against a sophisticated client in unrelated matters
Vote will decide if CBA fee equivalent is a mandatory component of the practice fee - Law Society practice fee to be set by referendum
SCC finds no infringement of legal publishers' copyright
New Bill would oblige mortgagors to issue discharges within 30 days
First Canadian Title Company Limited v. The Law Society of British Columbia - Lawyers may not witness signatures via videoconference: BCSC
QC honours
E-search services coming September, 2004 . E-filing sladed for March, 2006 - Court Services Online: electronic search and filing of civil court records
Volunteers 2003
Survey report on continuing education in the legal profession
Benchers approve broader use of screens to overcome imputed conflicts

Practice & Ethics

Practice Tips
Practice Watch


Special Compensation Fund claims
Unauthorized practice actions
Lawyers must report to Society when charged with an offence