CLEBC and CBABC 1ST Annual Residential Real Estate Conference
The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia is excited to join forces with the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch, to bring you the 1st Annual Residential Real Estate Conference on December 4, 2008.
This inaugural event is a precursor in what we anticipate will be an ongoing working relationship with the CBABC. Working together on such initiatives, we are able to provide B.C. lawyers with continuing professional development opportunities that combine superior educational content with excellent social networking opportunities.
This conference is designed for all lawyers with a residential real estate practice and will examine many of the challenging issues facing these practitioners today. The conference, which will be held in Vancouver, will also be available province-wide for participation online through live webcast. In addition, members of the CBABC Okanagan and Vancouver Island Real Estate Sections will be able to attend a special live group webcast of this event in Kelowna and Victoria, respectively. For this conference, CBABC members will receive a 10 per cent discount on their registration.
While the main focus of the conference will be the educational content, through generous donations by the Land Title and Survey Authority of B.C. (LTSA) and Dye & Durham, the day’s events will include a sponsored lunch speaker and a wine and cheese reception. CLEBC and the CBABC are both thrilled to have organizations such as the LTSA and Dye & Durham as sponsors, providing participants with an opportunity to interact and socialize with colleagues throughout the province.
For more information on this and other CLEBC programs and publications, please visit us at www.cle.bc.ca.
The Law Foundation of British Columbia
The Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of B.C. met on June 14, 2008.
Chair Warren Wilson, QC is pleased to announce that funding totalling $10,563,177 was approved for 18 continuing programs and 59 projects. For full details of the programs and projects that received funding, please visit the Law Foundation website at www.lawfoundationbc.org.
Funding totalling $5,349,025 was approved for the following 18 continuing programs:
- $2,737,750, B.C. COURTHOUSE LIBRARY SOCIETY, 2009 Operating Grant
- $535,480, B.C. PUBLIC INTEREST ADVOCACY CENTRE, Operating Expenses 2008/2009
- $529,425, WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION, Operating Expenses/EDRF (9-Month)
- $279,310, CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, B.C. BRANCH, Dial-A-Law, Lawyer Referral and Law Week
- $168,000, TOGETHER AGAINST POVERTY SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Program 2008/2009
- $150,000, KETTLE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, Mental Health Legal Advocacy Program
- $112,500, MPA – MOTIVATION, POWER & ACHIEVEMENT SOCIETY, Court Services Program 2008/2009
- $112,500, B.C. CENTRE FOR ELDER ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT, Legal Advocacy Program
- $109,000, ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Project 2008/2009
- $99,540, YELLOW PAGES GROUP, Advertisement of Public Legal Services
- $89,210, COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SOCIETY OF SOUTHEAST B.C., Travelling Poverty Law Advocate Program
- $82,500, POVNET SOCIETY, PovNet Program
- $82,500, KI-LOW-NA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Services for Aboriginal People Living Off-reserve
- $75,000, SOUTH FRASER WOMEN’S SERVICES SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Program 2008/2009
- $71,450, ACTIVE SUPPORT AGAINST POVERTY, Legal Advocacy Program – 2008/2009
- $64,860, PORT ALBERNI FRIENDSHIP CENTRE, Legal Advocacy Operating Grant
- $50,000, CONTACT WOMEN’S GROUP SOCIETY, Legal Advocacy Program 2008/2009
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 us at Law Foundation of B.C., 1340 – 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5J3 / Tel. 604-688-2337 / E-mail email@example.com for an application form or further information.
HSBC Bank Canada
Law Foundation Chair Warren Wilson, QC, commends HSBC Bank Canada for its commitment to paying a competitive rate of return on lawyers’ pooled trust accounts that ensures HSBC a spot on the Law Foundation’s most preferred list of financial institutions.
As of July 1, 2008, the new agreement will pay a rate of prime less 2.25 per cent, less service charges. Our thanks go to Rory Langran, Assistant Vice President, Global Payments and Cash Management, for the leadership he has shown in making this new agreement possible.
Increased revenues enable the Law Foundation to fund programs that make the justice system accessible to British Columbians, particularly those people who have the greatest access problems as a result of their economic, social, physical or mental special needs. The funded programs include professional legal education, public legal education, law reform, legal research, legal aid and law libraries.
The Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch), the Law Foundation, and the Law Society encourage lawyers to consider which financial institutions provide the best support to the Law Foundation when deciding where to place their trust accounts.
These articles were published in the October 2008 issue of BarTalk. © 2008 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.