Steering Committee for the AGM to be held in Vancouver 2005
The Executive of the CBABC is seeking volunteers for a Steering Committee that will be responsible for the organization of its Annual General Meeting to be held in Vancouver in August 2005. There is a wide range of responsibilities and opportunities with respect to the work of this Committee. The responsibilities include organization of the following:
- Opening night ceremony
- Opening Plenary
- At home dinners
- Closing night dinner
- Optional activities
- Organizing volunteers
- Developing the Programme
- Law firm receptions
If you are interested in participating, please contact Frank Kraemer by telephone at 604.646.7850, by fax at 604.669.9601 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review and Report on Enduring Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements
The BC government announced that Albert McClean, a leading trusts practitioner and professor emeritus of law at the University of British Columbia, will review enduring powers of attorney and representation agreements and provide recommendations regarding whether or not enduring powers of attorney should continue to be available, and whether changes should be made to one or both.
Albert McClean will consult with interested public stakeholders, including the BC Branch. His report and recommendations to government are expected by December 31, 2001.
The CBABC Wills and Trusts Sections Representation Agreement Act Review Committee will participate in the public consultations and make submissions.
Mobina Jaffer QC Appointed to the Senate
Congratulations to Mobina Jaffer QC on her appointment to the Senate. Ms. Jaffer has practised law in BC since 1978 and is known for her active involvement with the CBA, Trial Lawyers Association and the Immigration and Refugee Board. She was a member of the CBA Multicultural Committee in 1994-95, and has been a guest speaker at the CBABC Gender Issues Section. Ms. Jaffer was awarded a Canada 125 medal in 1992 for her work on equality issues. She has also been recognized with a YWCA Women of Distinction Award and a Justice Achievement Award from the Law Courts Education Society. Congratulations, Senator Jaffer!
New Book on Aboriginal Law Reform
A Feather, Not a Gavel: Working Towards Aboriginal Justice, by Honourable A C Hamilton. This new book is published by Great Plains Publishing, 3-161 Stafford Street, Winnipeg, MA R3M 2W9. Tel: 204.477.1564, email: email@example.com $24.95 softcover, 320 pages. ISBN 1-894283-23-6.
Statutes and Regulations Online
BC Statutes and Regulations are now online in a more complete and current form. The unofficial version of the Statutes are updated to September 6, 2000. The unofficial version of the Regulations are updated to November 17, 2000. The BC Statutes and Regulations are available at www.bclaws.ca.
New Chief Librarian and Executive Officer at BCCLS
Gerald Kambeitz, QC, Chair of the Board of Directors of the BC Courthouse Library Society, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvia Teasdale as the Society’s new Chief Librarian and Executive Officer. Ms. Teasdale’s most recent position was Manager of Communications for the newly amalgamated Ottawa Public Library. Ms. Teasdale, who will take up her post in mid-September, has extensive public library experience and expertise in serving a diverse library clientele.
Lawyers Assistance Program
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 August 2001 issue of BarTalk. © 2001 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.