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On the web

Law Society site: Benchers' Bulletin online

A reminder to bookmark the Law Society website at www.lawsociety.bc.ca for the most recent news and to use the "Publications & Forms section ." That section of the site includes a number of publications, including an on-line version of the Legal Profession Act, Law Society Rules and Professional Conduct Handbook in both html and Microsoft Word (for convenient printouts) and the Practice Checklists Manual in several formats.

The Benchers' Bulletin (1990 to present) is also now online, along with an updated index. If there are Bulletin articles from prior years you would like, please contact the Communications Department at communications@lsbc.org (or call (604) 443-5768 or toll-free in B.C. 1-800-903-5300).

Also on the site are recent employment postings: see "About the Law Society (Careers)."

Surveyor of Taxes office now offers lawyers online information

The Surveyor of Taxes, B.C.'s rural property taxation agency, recently launched its new site — including a section directed at lawyers and notaries — at www.fin.gov.bc.ca/proptax.htm. The site includes information on the home owner grant, tax deferment and other property tax programs; common tax mistakes; conveyancing and property tax deadlines and refund information.