2007: No. 3 July

President’s View: The quest for equality and diversity in the profession
Benchers meet with Campbell River Bar
CEO’s Perspective: Celebrating our excellence

News

Inns of Court program
Fall 2007 forum: Lawyers Without Rights
Legislative changes broaden LSS mandate
Bencher retreat focuses on the future
Finlayson’s presentation
Past retreats
Law Society President receives YWCA, CBA awards
Amendments to the Legal Profession Act
New summary hearings for regulatory violations
BC Justice Review Task Force to release draft rewrite of Supreme Court Rules
An update on continuing professional development
Lawyer Education Committee
In Brief:
Federation of Law Societies reports to the Benchers
Know your client – draft anti-money laundering regulations
CBA dispute resolution program
Small Firm Practice Course awarded professional excellence
Title insurance report released
UBC president addresses the Benchers
Downtown Vancouver firms: articling offers to stay open to August 20
Linda Locke, QC, “Bringer of Light”
Call ceremony, May 25, 2007
Law Society helps China develop legal aid
Law Socety welcomes visitors from Guangdong
Gold Medal presentations
Amendments to the Rules

Feature

Reinventing pro bono
Louise Kim: bringing home the benefits of pro bono service
Pro Bono Law of BC survey

Practice

Responding to requests for information from Canada Revenue Agency
Practice Watch: Supreme Court of Canada rules PST payable on legal services
Gratuitous transfers — document your clients’ intentions
Broadly worded powers of attorney
Bank holds on trust cheques
Benchers approve model policies on workplace equality and language
Practice Directions from the courts
Interlock: Work-life balance for the sandwich generation – an oxymoron?

Regulatory

Decisions on ungovernability and privileged information
Unauthorized practice
Discipline digest
Credentials hearing