B.C. Strata Property Practice Manual Wins International Award
CLEBC is delighted to announce that we have received another Award for Professional Excellence from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). The award was given in the Best Publications category, for the British Columbia Strata Property Practice Manual. The Award for Professional Excellence is the top prize; only one is awarded in each category of prizes. The award is one of only 15 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations.
ACLEA members are professionals in the fields of continuing legal education and legal publishing. Its annual awards are highly competitive and winning projects represent the highest level of achievement for the staff and volunteers involved.
The manual is the first comprehensive guide to legal practice under British Columbia’s Strata Property Act. The manual provides basic information for those new to strata property law in the province and builds on this foundation to address complex issues.
CLEBC is a non-profit organization. Our mandate is to provide the legal profession with the highest quality educational programs and resources. We could not carry out our mandate without the generous contributions made by members of the profession. Many authors, reviewers, and editors contributed to the British Columbia Strata Property Practice Manual. CLEBC is grateful to the authors and editorial board for their commitment to the project.
The award will be formally presented at ACLEA’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City this summer.
For further information about the B.C. Strata Property Practice Manual, visit the CLEBC website at www.cle.bc.ca.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
Outlined below is a list of grants adjudicated at the March 28, 2009 Board of Governors’ meeting. Chair Mary Mouat is pleased to announce that funding totalling $4,443,391 was approved for the following 40 programs, projects and awards:
Funding totalling $3,988,291 was approved for the following 16 continuing programs:
- 734,950, COMMUNITY LEGAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY, OPERATING EXPENSES 2009/2010
- 705,900, WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION, OPERATING EXPENSES/EDRF
- 359,800, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, LAW CENTRE CLINICAL PROGRAM
- 315,755, PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL SOCIETY, OPERATING GRANT 2009/2010
- 313,600, B.C. CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION, OPERATING EXPENSES
- 297,490, TENANT RESOURCE AND ADVISORY CENTRE SOCIETY, TENANTS’ LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
- 280,600, B.C. LAW INSTITUTE, OPERATING EXPENSES
- 179,650, WEST COAST DOMESTIC WORKERS’ ASSOCIATION, LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM 2009/2010
- 167,550, WEST COAST LEAF ASSOCIATION, OPERATING EXPENSES 2008/2009
- 143,866, NELSON CARES SOCIETY, NELSON ADVOCACY CENTRE 2009/2010
- 117,060, ISLAND JADE SOCIETY, LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
- 110,000, POVNET SOCIETY, POVNET PROGRAM
- 91,200, B.C. FAMILIES IN TRANSITION, LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
- 87,670, MOSAIC, LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
- 62,600, BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES, LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
- 20,600, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, OPERATING EXPENSES 2009/2010
Funding totalling $150,000 was approved for the following 11 small projects:
- 15,000, ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY, FAMILY JUSTICE EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR FATHERS: YEAR 2 PROJECT
- 15,000, B.C. COALITION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, TRANSITION MAGAZINE PROJECT
- 15,000, CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY, LOWER MAINLAND REGION, GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN ISSUES SYMPOSIUM FOR YOUTH PROJECT
- 15,000, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, B.C. DIVISION, VOLUNTEER LEGAL ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM
- 15,000, OPTIONS FOR SEXUAL HEALTH, SEX AND THE LAW (REVISION) PROJECT
- 15,000, PRO BONO LAW OF B.C. SOCIETY, 2009 NON-PROFIT LAW SEMINARS
- 15,000, ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, SELF-HELP LEGAL INFORMATION PROJECT
- 15,000, THE LAND CONSERVANCY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, FARMLAND FOR FARMERS: SUCCESSION PLANNING AND ACCESS AGREEMENTS PROJECT
- 15,000, VOICE OF THE CEREBRAL PALSIED OF GREATER VANCOUVER, RESOURCE GUIDE REVISION/REPRINT: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PEOPLE RECEIVING HOME SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT
- 9,000, DOGWOOD INITIATIVE, PROTECTING WATER AND HABITAT FROM COALBED METHANE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
- 6,000, CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, THE EVOLVING WORLD OF LEGAL REMEDIES: 2009 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Funding totalling $162,000 was approved for the two following projects:
- 87,000, PRO BONO LAW OF B.C. SOCIETY, TRANSITION TO PRO BONO MERGER PROJECT
- 75,000, WESTERN CANADA SOCIETY TO ACCESS JUSTICE, ACCESS JUSTICE TRANSITION AND MERGER PROJECT
Funding totalling $74,350 was approved for the five following projects under the Legal Research Fund:
- 20,000, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CONTRACTING FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN GLOBAL MINING PROJECT: EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- 17,500, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, THE POLITICAL NATURE AND IMPACT OF THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
- 14,750, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, THE ROLE AND REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES IN THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOUR MARKET
- 14,000, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, ‘TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHERS’: POLYGAMY, MONOGAMY AND THE LEGAL FAMILY IN CANADA
- 8,100, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, THE PROMISES AND RISKS OF GENETIC INFORMATION: POTENTIAL FOR GENETIC DISCRIMINATION IN ACCESS TO INSURANCE
Funding totalling $68,750 was approved for six Graduate Fellow-ships for 2009/2010.
For full details of the programs and projects that received funding, please visit the Law Foundation of B.C. website at www.lawfoundationbc.org.
These articles were published in the June 2009 issue of BarTalk. © 2009 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.