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September 13, 2011    


Ministry of Attorney General, Legal Services Branch – RFQ’s
Legal Services Branch of the Attorney General has released two RFQ’s to create a Pre-Qualification List of Outside Counsel interested in providing civil law legal services to the Province.

Court Finder
The Ministry of Attorney General’s new interactive web map provides information on BC’s court locations to the public and legal community. Learn more.

Ministry of Attorney General
New standard forms which allow individuals to plan for the possibility of future incapability are now available on the Ministry of Attorney General website.

Mentoring Opportunities for Lawyers
The CBABC encourages and invites you to become a mentor to the next generation of lawyers with Mentoring Programs at the University of Victoria.

Please use our ONLINE service
Online enrolment for the 2011/2012 Section term.

Order your 2012 Print and/or Online Directories.

  Call for Nominations

Georges Goyer Award, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. Deadline: September 30, 2011.

Queen's Counsel Nomination Process
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Queen’s Counsel appointments. Deadline Friday, October 14, 2011.


  Call for Volunteers

Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA) Board of Directors
Two members are required to serve as the CBABC representatives to the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA). The appointment of a Director is for a term of two years, up to a maximum of three terms (six years).

Charlford House
The Board of Directors is actively recruiting community members to lead the Society as it moves forward at a critical juncture in its long and successful history.

Salt Spring Conservancy
A new committee member with a background in law is required. They will provide a legal perspective for the Land Acquisition Committee of the Salt Spring Conservancy.

Access Pro Bono
Access Pro Bono (APB) is seeking lawyers from Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria to volunteer for its free legal advice-a-thon in September.


  Legal Careers and Office Space

Campbell Burton & McMullan,LLP
Personal Injury Lawyer

Shared Office Space
Close to the Courthouse in Vancouver


The Counsel Network
National Opportunities

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  CBABC Professional Development Seminars/Joint Courses

In-Person Seminars
Undertakings - Avoiding the Pitfalls:
Course locations & dates: Vancouver, September 28 | Victoria, November 29 | Kelowna, December 7

The Top Ten Causes of Claims: Bumps, Potholes and Flats on the Road to an Accident-Free Practice: Fraser Valley, October 13 | Prince George, November 9 | Nanaimo, November 23

CBA National Webinars
Cross-Canada Check-up on Pension Reform, October 25

CBA Nova Scotia Branch Webinars
Proper Care & Feeding of your Negotiation Monster that lives in that file, September 30

Intellectual Property in Commercial Transactions, October 21

CBABC/CLE Joint Courses
Estate Planning Update 2011, Vancouver/Live Webinar, November 2

Estate Litigation Update 2011, Vancouver/Live Webinar, November 3
Residential Real Estate Conference 2011, Vancouver/Live Webinar, December 9

Webinar repeats are available for groups of two or more.

CBABC Sixth Annual Branch Conference, November 18-20
Get all 12 of your required CPD Credits at the Conference in Las Vegas. Early Bird Rate: CBA members $965; Non-CBA members $1,465.

View the calendar of upcoming CBABC Section meetings.


2011 Pacific Legal Technology Conference
Don't miss the early bird discount rate! Register by September 15
LMA Vancouver presents “An Introduction to the ACC Value Challenge”, September 15
Join us for an informative session on how to add value for clients while increasing law firm profitability.
Aboriginal Lawyers Gathering-September 16, 2011
An opportunity to meet and connect with Aboriginal lawyers, articling students and law students.
Options for Lawyers Workgroup presents "Knowing Your Own Values”, September 21st,
This workshop will go through several methods for gaining clarity regarding what your most important values in order to the aid decision making process.
CBABC WLF Fall Launch & Hot Tips from Hot Mentors Event -- September 22nd, 5:30 pm
The CBABC Women Lawyers Forum invites all CBA members to the Fall Launch and Hot Tips Event at the Law Courts Inn.  $15 + HST. RSVP by September 16th. Registration details here [insert hyperlink to registration form]
A Day for Legal Aid, September 22,
Located at Thompson Rivers University, this year’s panel presentation will be moderated by Sharon Matthews, CBABC President.
CBABC Immigration Law Section Fall Reception - September 23
Join members of the legal community at the annual fall cocktail reception at Copper Chimney Restaurant & Bar. Tickets: $27.00 each.
Fourth Annual Battle of the Bar Bands in Nanaimo - October 1st
Join us at the Queens Hotel for the Fourth Annual Battle of the Bar Bands in Nanaimo. All proceeds will be donated to the CBA (BC) Benevolent Society. Tickets $25 each.
The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s Fall Training Camp - November 7
Fall Training Camp is a one-day event designed specifically for new in-house counsel, presented with LexMundi and its member firms in Canada.
Bench and Bar Dinner November 8, 2011
Don't miss the legal profession's event of the year at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver -- tickets sell out fast!
LAP - "Boundaries for Lawyers" Workshops - Vancouver, Victoria & Kelowna
Vancouver - October 21, Victoria - October 28, Kelowna - December 2
This course will help you identify and create healthy and effective boundaries in your law practice.

 Member Savings

Nika Lake Lodge - Book through Meetingmax
Take in the breathtaking views of Whistler from the luxurious Nika Lake Lodge. Members receive 10% off the best available rate and a complimentary upgrade, based upon availability.

Vancouver YWCA
Free workouts during Open House September 12 – 20 2011 

BCLMA/CBABC 2011 Support Staff Survey
Participation deadline and submission for the BCLMA/CBABC Support Staff Survey is September 19, 2011. If you have not submitted your submission or wish to participate please contact

Vancouver Canucks
Hockey season tickets for 2011/2012 will be available soon. Reserve tickets now for the pre-season game on September 24, 2011 vs. Anaheim. Contact

The Vancouver East Cultural Centre
The Cultch - presents
 "Penny Plain" from November 17 to December 17 2011
See the
funny and chilling consequences as Mother Earth cleans house and reclaims her ground.

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