Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 10, 2018

Summary of Meetings: General Practice, Solo & Small Firm - Lower Mainland

Number of Meetings Held: 3

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Guest Speaker: Andre Coetzee, Director of i-Worx
Brian Mauch, CEO of BMC Networks Inc.
Meeting Title/Topic: How to Manage your Practice Using Technology
Synopsis: Guest speakers Andre Coetzee, Director of i-Worx, and Brian Mauch, CEO of BMC Networks Inc., presented "How to Manage your Practice Using Technology.”

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Guest Speaker: Jessica Y. Lo, Solicitor, Lindsay Kenney LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Estate Planning Fundamentals and Drafting Tips
Synopsis: Jessica Y. Lo presented on estate planning fundamentals and shared her tips for best practices in drafting. Subtopics covered included important inquiries to make to avoid potential pitfalls, identification of planning opportunities and risks and helpful strategies, practical drafting tips for wills and other planning documents, and using technology to draft better documents.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Guest Speaker: Scott Urquhart, Lindsay LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Fairness and Frustration: Obligations of Court and Counsel to Self-Represented Litigants
Synopsis: A brief update on recent caselaw involving self-represented litigants including the recent case of R. v. Wyatt, 2018 BCCA 162 and its precedents, and a review of higher court rulings on the subject and resources to be used by judges in dealing with self-represented litigants. Attendees received some helpful practice suggestions for use in Chambers and at trial. Subjects including a lawyer’s ethical obligations and suggestions for client management were also covered.

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