Practice Resources Online
by Patricia Jordan
The CBABC is working to bring our members better access to services, tools, and resources to help you in your practice. “Practice Resources” is our newest web resource at www.cba.org/bc. In Practice Resources you’ll find practice advisory panel listings and forms such as the contract of purchase and sale and standard undertakings. The Branch Web site offers a growing collection of “Information Kits” to assist our members. Here’s a brief look at a few of the kits available online:
Lawyers for Literacy Project
This Branch initiative helps lawyers improve their client communications, particularly when their clients’ literacy skills may not be adequate to deal with written legal material. Lawyers who want to learn more about adapting their practice procedures can get a free copy of the Lawyers for Literacy Awareness Kit by calling the B.C. Branch at 604- 687-3404 or toll free 1-888-687-3404.
Client Care Kit
The Client Care Kit offers practice advice and information for lawyers seeking to improve their relationships with clients, as well as a self test and a sample client survey.
Media Relations Kit
This kit is a practical guide to dealing with the media, including five rules to remember and how to answer tough questions.
Child Care Information Kit
Developed by the CBABC Child Care Working Group, this kit provides information and services supporting members with child care responsibilities; online topics include child care, work-life balance, and nanny services.
Did you know?
FrontBridge Technologies Inc, an e-mail security firm based in California, recently reported that its spam blocking service blocked 2.6 billion spam messages out of the 3.1 billion messages processed in August 2004. Want math? That means 82 per cent of all inbound messages they received were spam!
Many of us are frustrated and/or overwhelmed by spam; spammers have become increasingly inventive in how they distribute spam. For more information on keeping a lid on spam, visit www.cnet.com, keyword search “spam.” Popular filtering/blocking software include Spamnix for Eudora, SpamAssassin Pro, McAfee SpamKiller, and Qurb.
Sites du Jour
Work-Life Balance and New Workplace Challenges (Government of Canada) - www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/topics/wnc-gxr.shtml
This website was created by the Government of Canada to assist organizations in the design and implementation of supportive programs and policies facilitating work-life balance.
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 email@example.com or call 604.646.7861.
This article was published in the October 2004 issue of BarTalk. © 2004 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.