New Strata Property Practice Manual and Online Land Title Practice Manual
With the province undergoing an unprecedented level of strata construction and conversions, CLEBC will soon be publishing the British Columbia Strata Property Practice Manual to replace the popular but outdated Condominium Law & Practice in British Columbia. Print and online versions are expected to appear in the spring of 2008 and should prove essential for lawyers acting for municipalities, developers, strata corporations, and owners. The new practice manual will include material on strata plans and lots, phasing, common property, governance, insurance, finances, bylaws and rules, dispute resolution, rentals, human rights, privacy, and the duty to repair and maintain.
The third edition of the Land Title Practice Manual appeared in December and introduces an accompanying online version for a single subscription price. This edition has been reorganized to reflect legislative changes, and introduces an improved format and section locators to ease cross-referencing. The online version, launching in early 2008, will allow keyword searches and provides other electronic aids to access information. It will also be fully linked to provide immediate access to legislation, rules, practice bulletins, and judgments discussed in the practice manual.
Further information on these publications is available from CLE customer service at 604-893-2121 or toll-free in Canada at 1-800-663-0437.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of B.C. met on December 1, 2007 and approved funding for a number of continuing programs and projects. Chair Dev Dley, QC is pleased to announce that funding totalling $3,252,223 was approved for the following 20 projects:
Funding totalling $2,962,223 was approved for the following 17 new one-time project grants:
- $500,000, INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CRIMINAL LAW REFORM AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY, Criminal Justice Reform Project
- $480,000, PLANNED LIFETIME ADVOCACY NETWORK, Safe and Secure: Optimizing the Impact of the Registered Disability Savings Plan Project
- $325,000, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, FACULTY OF LAW, Summer Work Placements
- $300,000, B.C. SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION, The Law Project
- $300,000, BATTERED WOMEN SUPPORT SERVICES, Engaging Immigrant Women in the Legal System – Education, Research, Resource and Reform Project
- $162,500, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, FACULTY OF LAW, Co-op/Summer Placement Students
- $150,000, B.C. COALITION TO ELIMINATE ABUSE OF SENIORS, Older Adults Law Clinic Pilot Project
- $150,000, PENTICTON AND AREA WOMEN’S CENTRE, Legal Advocacy Project
- $150,000, WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund
- $94,400, LAW COURTS EDUCATION SOCIETY, Small Claims Court Pilot Program Educational Resources Project
- $71,500, B.C. FREDOM OF INFORMATION, Personal Privacy Project
- $60,000, COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY, Public Interest Articling Fellowship
- $60,000, TERRACE ANTI-POVERTY GROUP SOCIETY, Residential Tenancy Advocacy Project
- $60,000, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, THE LAW CENTRE, Public Interest Articling Fellowship
- $54,933, LAW COURTS EDUCATION SOCIETY & LAW SOCIETY, Judicial Independence and Independence of Lawyers Secondary School Teaching Module Project
- $32,390, DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, Capital/Infrastructure Development
$11,500, KETTLE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, Capital/Infrastructure Development
Funding totalling $290,000 was approved for the following three Child Welfare Fund Projects:
- $120,000, ISLAND MÉTIS FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY, ADR Model for Métis and Urban Aboriginal Families Project
- $100,000, HAIDA CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY, Family Group Conference Project
- $70,000, OKANAGAN NATION ALLIANCE, Okanagan Nation Mobile-Outreach Family Group Conferencing Project – Year 3
For full details of the programs and projects that received funding, please visit The Law Foundation of British Columbia’s website at www.lawfoundationbc.org.
The Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dev Dley, QC of Kamloops has been elected as Chair of the Law Foundation beginning January 1, 2008. Mr. Dley succeeds Warren Wilson, QC of Vancouver who has been Chair of the Law Foundation since 2006, and who will remain on the Law Foundation board as Chair Emeritus.
Mr. Dley received his LLB from the University of Victoria in 1978, was called to the Bar in 1979 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2005. Mr. Dley has his own law firm in Kamloops, where he carries on a litigation practice. Previously, he was the Commissioner and General Counsel for the Western Hockey League (1996–2000). Mr. Dley’s community work includes serving on the Boards of several charity fund raising golf tournaments and the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation. He has also served as a Trustee of the Board of School Trustees in Lake Cowichan and as a Governor at Malaspina College in Nanaimo.
He has been a Governor of the Foundation since 2002 and has served on the Policy and Planning (as Chair), Finance and Administration, New Grants and Bursary, Scholarship and Fellowship committees.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia is a non-profit Foundation which receives the interest on lawyers’ pooled trust accounts and distributes it by means of grants for legal education, legal research, legal aid, law reform and law libraries in the province.
These articles were published in the February 2008 issue of BarTalk. © 2008 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.