No. 3 May-August 2002

President's View - The dues we have to pay: mandatory, Randatory, or no tory at all?


Law Society cautions against omnibus reforms to administrative tribunals
BC lawyers vote non-confidence in Attorney General
Lawyers denounce CBA's joint statement of "constructive engagement" with AG
Maximum Bencher terms will not change
Society opposes role for BC Securities Commission in prohibiting a lawyer's practice
Government issues consultation paper in Civil Liability Review
Foundation gains new agreement with Royal Bank of Canada
New report maps plan for pro bono in BC
New rules on credentials reviews
Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act - Lawyers across Canada exempt from all Part I recording and reporting provisions
Law Society investigates Wirick
Lawyers Insurance Fund - Coverage available to lawyers employed by legal aid and public advocacy groups
Society seeks to clarify articled student practice in Provincial Court
Benchers confirm that all transfer applicants must write exams

Practice & Ethics

Practice Tips - Can a lawyer witness be compensated for preparation? | How do we bill work done by an independent contractor? | What do I need to consider when office sharing? | Precedent bank
Credentials Committee reviews collaboration of PLTC students
Practice Watch - Deficiency holdback languishing in your trust account? | Tort claim may trigger the application of the Workers' Compensation Act | Closed Files
Theft of law firm website behind investment scam
News from the Courts
Prince George LTO closes

Corporate and Personal Property Registries move to e-filing
Ethics Committee opinions


Society obtains new unauthorized practice undertakings and orders
Special Compensation Fund claims
Supreme Court denies audience to suspended Alberta lawyer
How to check the status of counsel