BarTalk | February 2017

BarTalk | February 2017

Collections and Bankruptcy Law

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Is it Time to Declare Bankruptcy?

Is it Time to Declare Bankruptcy?

Starting the new year afresh

By Caroline Nevin
Pitfalls of Negative Net Worth

Pitfalls of Negative Net Worth

Family debt and section 82

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Dave's Tech Tips

Dave's Tech Tips

A selection of perspectives of robots, AI and the law

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Inside This Issue

What needs to be considered when a lawyer, who holds funds in trust for a client, has been served a garnishing order by a client’s creditor? How does the concept of COMI (centre of main interest) apply to a Canadian debtor subject to foreign insolvency proceedings? In the family law context, what simple concepts in an Order or Agreement can result in different outcomes when bankruptcy is at play? With the theme of Collection and Bankruptcy, this issue of BarTalk explores these topics and others, including some great updates on the continued efficiencies of technology on the practice of law.

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Columns

Features

Michael Welsh
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Making Justice Political

CBABC is championing access to justice
as an election issue in 2017

by Michael Welsh

Greg T. Palm
"Attachment" Theory
for Lawyers

Garnishment and lawyers’ trust accounts

by Greg T. Palm

Caroline Nevin
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Is it Time to Declare Bankruptcy?

Starting the new year afresh

by Caroline Nevin

Peter Bychawski
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
in a Global Context

Restructuring under the Model Law

by Peter Bychawski

David J. Bilinsky
PRACTICE TALK
Are We Replaceable?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the law

by David J. Bilinsky

Samantha J. de Wit
Bankruptcy and Family Law

A bankruptcy primer for family law lawyers

by Samantha J. de Wit

Tech Tips
DAVE'S TECH TIPS
A selection of perspectives of robots, AI and the law:

by David J. Bilinksy

Pitfalls of Negative Net Worth

Family debt and
section 82

by Brandon Hastings

Tony Wilson
NOTHING OFFICIAL
Canada at 150

Bobby Gimby, where are you now that we need you?

by Tony Wilson, QC

Bill Veenstra
GUEST COLUMN
CBABC’s Agenda for Justice

Bringing justice issues into the election conversation

by Bill Veenstra

Carolyn Anderson
GUEST COLUMN
Avoiding Law Society Complaints About Fees

Communicate and communicate

by Carolyn Anderson

Shannon Salter
GUEST COLUMN
The Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Next Steps

Canada’s first online tribunal reports

by Shannon Salter

Travis Dudfield
What is REAL?

Improving access to justice for those who need it most

by Travis Dudfield

Nein Hain
Electronic Civil Litigation

A pathway forward for British Columbia

by Neil Hain


Sections & Professional Development

Section Updates

Family Law - Vancouver |
Insolvency Law | Children's Law |
Civil Litigation - Vancouver Island |
Criminal Justice - Vancouver

Young Lawyers - Okanagan Event
Did You Know?
Professional Development
In-person Seminars and Webinars

News & Events

Call for Nominations: CBABC Awards
Looking Back IV: BC in the Vanguard
Abusing Civil Forfeiture in Canada
CBABC Women Lawyers Forum Awards Gala
Event Reminder: BC Law Week
Record-Breaking Number of Submissions to Government
BC Legislative Update
CLEBC Update

Also In This Issue

February 2017 Grants Approved
Tips from Courthouse Libraries BC
Bar Moves
New Members