New Edition of Civil Jury Instructions on the Way
CLEBC is preparing its second edition of Civil Jury Instructions (CIVJI) for launch in the spring.
Updated annually since it was published in 1989, CIVJI contains approximately 100 standard civil jury instructions in language that is easy to understand. Annotated with exhaustively researched legal authority, the instructions cover procedure, evidentiary matters, torts, defences, and damages. Users are encouraged to customize the instructions to fit the case; user notes are featured throughout, giving guidance to members of both Bench and Bar on specific instructions.
CIVJI includes a thorough discussion of trial by civil jury in Canada, including procedure from the time a jury trial is elected to the commencement of the trial, procedure before the jury, and review of the jury’s verdict.
The new edition will feature revised charges and annotations and revamped navigation.
CLE has a busy winter session of new courses, conferences and annual updates in a variety
of areas of law. There are three new titles of interest in January:
- Solo and Small Firm Conference (January 22, 2009): a comprehensive program on all matters pertaining to the business of effectively running a law practice.
- Real Estate: Everything’s Gone Green (January 29, 2009): “green” real estate development and the legal implications that you need to know to advise your clients.
- Fundamentals of Judicial Review (January 30, 2009): the course will walk you through a judicial review application from beginning through drafting to presentation.
In February, we are offering the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Conference (February 13, 2009) and adding additional breakout sessions geared to not-for-profit housing and education issues.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
Funding Notice: 2009 Projects Initiative
The Law Foundation anticipates establishing a projects budget of $750,000 for 2009 one-time projects.
The Law Foundation encourages applicants and projects that reflect the diversity of British Columbia. The Law Foundation’s working definition of diversity is: Diversity includes age, different abilities, socio-economic level, education, ethnicity, language, family, gender, marital/relationship status, race, religion, work experience, geographic size and location, and sexual orientation.
Who Can Apply?
A non-profit organization in British Columbia whose proposed time-limited project falls within one or more of the five statutory mandated areas of the Law Foundation: legal aid; legal education; legal research; law reform; and law libraries.
Areas of Encouragement
The Law Foundation is particularly interested in receiving proposals that meet needs in the following areas:
- Aboriginal Justice
- Family Law
- Projects that meet the legal needs of culturally diverse groups
- Projects that meet the legal needs of remote, isolated and underserved areas of the province
- Youth Justice
- Consumer and Debt Issues
The Law Foundation will consider proposals in areas other than those listed above as long as they fall within the program objectives of the Law Foundation.
The maximum amount available for each project is $75,000.
There will be a two-stage process: a Letter of Intent stage followed by selected applicants being invited to submit full applications for adjudication at our June 2009 board meeting.
Please visit the Law Foundation website to download a Letter of Intent form, www.lawfoundationbc.org, or contact LFBC at 604-688-2337 / email@example.com. The deadline for Letters of Intent is 3:00 p.m., Friday January 23, 2009.
Please contact Law Foundation staff at 604-688-2337 to discuss your project prior to submitting a Letter of Intent form.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
Graduate Fellowships 2009/2010
VALUE: Up to five (5) Awards of $13,750 each (subject to change).
CLOSING DATE: January 5, 2009.
FIELD OF STUDY/ ELIGIBILITY: Full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Applicants must either be residents of British Columbia; graduates of a British Columbia law school; or members of the British Columbia Bar.
WHERE TENABLE: Recognized universities in Canada, the U.S. or abroad. NOTE: The Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship is not available for the graduate programs of the Faculties of Law at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria as the Law Foundation makes separate grants to the Graduate Fellowship programs at these universities.
APPLICATIONS: Please visit the Law Foundation website, www.lawfoundationbc.org or contact the Law Foundation of B.C., 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3 / Tel. 604-688-2337 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form or further information.
These articles were published in the December 2008 issue of BarTalk. © 2008 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.