BarTalk | October 2002

  • October 01, 2002

Lawyer-Client Privilege Protected; CBA Fee Debated at Law Society AGM; New National Elder Section Formed; Your Online Resource; Administrative Justice Project; Lifestyles - The Locum Lawyer; Snapshots - Studying law in Vienna; Simon Potter Named New CBA National President; and more.

BarTalk | October 2005

  • October 01, 2005

An Expanded Role for BC Paralegals?; Building Public Confidence in the Justice System; Report of the Civil Justice Reform Working Group; Report of the Family Justice Reform Group; Report of the Mega Trials Working Group; Report of the Street Crime Working Group; Common Ground; Nominating Silk; What Does the Public Really Want from Their Lawyers and from the Justice System?; and more.

BarTalk | October 2013

  • October 01, 2013

School is in and BarTalk is there. We examine issues facing law students and articled students, including mixing academic with practical training, competing theories of what constitutes a legal education, and if we have an “articling crisis.” We update you on the REAL initiative to attract law students to practice in rural areas, and tell of online initiatives at BarTalk and the B.C. Branch.

BarTalk | October 2006

  • December 01, 2006

Legal Aid Battle Continues; Dugald Christie's Mission; New Term - New Initiatives; Section Update; Demotivational Management; Future Imperfect; Resources for Lawyers; A Fresh Start for Sections; Sole and Small Firm Practice Support; How to Become Effective at Networking: Four Key Tactics; Don't Ask, Don't Tell: What Lawyers Have to Say About "Associate Mobility"; and more.

BarTalk | October 2007

  • October 01, 2007

The Family Relations Act Review; Top Eight Things You Need to Know About “Online CLE Courses”; Seven Lawyers Appointed Judicial Justices of the Peace; A Day in the Life of an Overseas Lawyer; What’s At Risk When Your Lawyers Aren’t Happy; and more.

BarTalk | October 2008

  • October 01, 2008

This issue of BarTalk features three articles that shed light on the slippery subject of conflicts of interest and a recent report on the subject authored by a CBA task force. It also introduces you to the CBABC Executive Committee for the 2008/2009 year, both new and familiar faces, and highlights the CBABC Lawyer Referral Service.

BarTalk | October 2009

  • October 01, 2009

This September, the Honourable Chief Justice Donald Brenner departed the Bench and in this issue he offers his reflections on nine years leading the Supreme Court of British Columbia. His example, as a lawyer who has reached one of the pinnacles of the profession, should serve as great inspiration to new students just weeks into their first term of law school. Law students and seasoned practitioners alike will benefit from reading the articles in the issue that touch upon the always-pertinent theme of Legal Research. In these pages you will learn important practice tips, from how to harness the resources of the public library system to developing solutions for conducting legal research in the hinterlands, along with a number of other strategies for building time saving efficiencies into your work.

BarTalk | October 2010

  • October 01, 2010

It seems that the more technological we get, the more stress we add to everything, including practising law. At the same time, lawyers are realizing that we need good physical and mental health if we are to be of any benefit to our clients, our families and ourselves. So, in this issue, we look at some ideas and programs to promote good health and a balanced life, including sabbaticals, adventure holidays, the Employee Assistance Program, online doctor and patient social networks, patient care and the Health Professions Act and the soon to be burgeoning area of “elder law.”

BarTalk | October 2011

  • October 01, 2011

Equality and diversity are the lifeblood of a multicultural democracy and engage every area of law. We discuss how women and minority lawyers are faring, interview a founder of West Coast LEAF, pass on a 50th anniversary message from the BCCLA and report on the South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms.

BarTalk | October 2012

  • October 01, 2012

BarTalk goes to the dogs. We look at aspects of Animal Law – “dangerous dog” laws and how the provincial government is replacing judicial review of animal seizure and destruction orders. Our other theme is work done by law firms to foster pro bono and a “low bono” program of reduced fees.