BC Securities Commission Cuts Paper Chase
Civil Duty Counsel Program, New Westminster Registry
The B.C. Securities Commission has unveiled a Web-based, interactive applications filing system that will save time and money as well as “cut the paper chase” for individuals and companies seeking flexibility under securities laws.
Dubbed BCSC e-services, the Commission expects that the system’s main users will be securities lawyers and company officials who need an exemption under securities laws for certain business transactions.
With BCSC e-services, applications can be filed, assigned, and tracked immediately, without the delay of manual filing and data entry.
The commission’s e-services function is accessible through the BCSC Web site (www.bcsc.bc.ca).
Have an articling position to fill?
If you are considering hiring a student for an articling position, there are still highly qualified third-year law students at both UBC and the UVic seeking articling positions for the 2003/2004 term. Moreover, the UBC and UVic Career Services offices would be pleased to assist you with your search; the offices will circulate your job posting and help you to identify qualified candidates.
Danielle Raymond, Director of Career Services
Judy Pozsgay, Associate Director of Career Services
Tel: 604-822-0846 or 604-822-6350
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Pye, Career Development Officer
Nine Contest Winners As BarTalk Turns 15
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of BarTalk this year, we held a province-wide contest; winners and prizes are listed below. We thank the many sponsors who kindly donated prizes.
- Kootenay: Two lift tickets for Fernie Alpine Resort donated by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Winner: Ross Young
- Nanaimo: Six lift tickets for Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Winner: Morley McKeachie
- Prince Rupert: Two lift tickets for Ski Smithers and a $25 Gift Certificate for the Smithers Boston Pizza. Winner: Tim Klaassen
- Vancouver: 1st Prize: Two Whistler Blackcomb Adult Day Passes, Two High Performance Rental Vouchers. Winner: Victoria Shroff. 2nd Prize: Two tickets to the Vancouver Symphony for the 2002/03 season. Winner: Lesley Stalker
- Victoria: High Tea for two at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Winner: Judith Payne
- Westminster: 1st Prize: Two Whistler Blackcomb Adult Day Passes and two High Performance Rental Vouchers. Winner: Alex Sweezey. 2nd Prize: CBA Golf Shirt. Winner: Shelley Henshaw
- Yale-South: Brunch for two at the Coast Capri Hotel Kelowna. Winner: Cathie Heinrichs
VLAP Partners With Salvation Army Program
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) has been strengthened by a recent partnership created between the Salvation Army Pro Bono Program and VLAP. This program supports persons living with multiple sclerosis who are financially unable to afford legal assistance and are ineligible under any other program for legal representation.
A vital success factor is the availability and access to the most important resource – volunteer lawyers and advocates. A working relationship with Davis and Company was secured, resulting in a resource of volunteer lawyers committed to making a difference.
This collaboration will have a significant and positive impact on the lives of people with multiple sclerosis who do not have access to justice. The dedication of Davis and Company and the Salvation Army brings the MS Society one step closer to fulfilling their mandate of enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
For more information or to volunteer, call Adrianne Boothroyd at 604.602.3204.
Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP)
LAP provides confidential support, counselling and referrals for lawyers, their families, support staff, judges and students suffering from alcohol and/or chemical dependency, stress, depression or just about any type of personal problem.
For assistance or information on meetings and resources please call 604.685.2171 or toll free 1.888.685.2171.
The LAP office is located at 415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4.
These articles were published in the April 2003 issue of BarTalk. © 2003 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.