Roadmap to the Website
by Patricia Jordan
For some CBA members, the B.C. Branch Web site is an undiscovered resource. Other members have explored and mined the wealth of information found at this ‘member’s only’ site. There are many documents online to help you with your practice and assist you with the media.
Practice Resources is your e-source for media information, where you’ll find A Practical Guide to Dealing with the Media. The Client Care Kit offers information on language and listening, the letter of engagement, and managing and training client relations. Other publications in Practice Resources include CBA Standard Undertakings, Contract of Purchase and Sale, and BarTalk.
“Member Savings” details the products and services that offer direct cost-savings for members. Online categories include law office resources, financial services, merchandise, travel and entertainment. Check it out!
Ask the Webmaster
How should I dispose of my old computer?
Environment Canada says that by 2005 an estimated 67,324 tonnes of e-waste (computers, monitors, laptops, etc.) will be disposed of every year. Yet experts estimate that more than 97 per cent of a computer’s components are recyclable. For information on recycling a program in your area, contact the Recycling Council of B.C. (www.rcbc.bc.ca) or e-mail email@example.com. To keep e-waste out of landfills you can: use municipality recycle programs; donate old equipment; upgrade or repair electronic products; and encourage vendor and manufacturer participation in recycling programs.
Privacy Resources for Law Firms
Check out CBA PracticeLink at www.cba.org for information on these topics:
- Law Firm Privacy Compliance in 10 Steps;
- The Privacy Net;
- The New Rules of Workplace Privacy; and
- Privacy and your clients: An agenda for every firm.
Free Recruitment and Placement Services Online
Are you looking for a new hire or seeking a new position?
Visit www.cba.org/bc (Legal Careers page) for free recruitment and placement services provided by the Counsel Network, a CBA preferred supplier.
Site du Jour
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Patricia Jordan is the CBABC Manager, Interactive Media. She welcomes your comments, questions, and suggestions. If you have a question about site content, or would like something added to the site, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.646.7861.
This article was published in the April 2004 issue of BarTalk. © 2004 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.