• Second Annual Boughton Law Corporation/BCLI Great Debate

    29 October 2009    Read More

  • 2009 World Study Group: Hotel Information Now Available!

    26 October 2009 The 2009 World Study Group has since taken place. Acommodations are to be made with the Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center, located at 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, Florida. Room reservations can be made by calling 1-800-344-5999 and attendees can secure the $99 Stetson rate by identifying themselves as World Study Group registrants. To secure the special Stetson rate, you must register via telephone.   Read More

  • Report on Affidavits: Alternatives to Oaths

    8 October 2009 The following backgrounder is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.   Read More

  • B.C. Law Institute Welcomes Passage of Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    25 September 2009    Read More

  • World Study Group, hosted by Stetson University in Gulfport, FL

    16 September 2009 The 2009 World Study Group has since taken place. Register for the World Study Group here!   Read More

  • Registration for 2nd Annual Boughton BCLI Great Debate Now Available

    11 September 2009 The 2nd Annual Boughton BCLI Great Debate has since taken place.  Don't miss your chance to attend the 2nd Annual Great Debate on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Law Courts Inn in downtown Vancouver. Jointly hosted by the Boughton Law Corporation and the British Columbia Law Institute, this fun and light-hearted debate will tackle the resolution: "Resolved that the hourly rate for lawyers compares to the asteroid for dinosaurs."    Read More

  • Powers of Attorney: Moving Toward Best Practices in Canada

    24 August 2009 This paper was prepared by Laura Watts (national director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law) and Kevin Zakreski (staff lawyer, British Columbia Law Institute) and was presented at the 2006 Canadian Legal Conference and Expo. It discusses a number of practical issues for lawyers advising clients who are interested in creating an enduring power of attorney […]   Read More

  • Complete the Family Caregiving survey!

    12 June 2009 To assist our research the BC Law Institute is interested in hearing from the family caregivers of BC. We are interested in learning about your particular caregiving circumstances, your experience of accessing BC laws to improve your lives, and what kinds of supports you have received or been denied in your ongoing struggle to balance work and caregiving. We are also interested in your perspective on how laws, policies and practices should be reformed and how you think our society should value family caregiving.     Read More

  • Take the Elder and Guardianship Mediation Survey

    9 June 2009 The BC Law Institute is carrying out a research project about Elder Law Mediation / Guardianship Mediation. This project is being carried out in light of Bill 29, which once implemented will make mediation mandatory for all guardianship applications that fall under specific criteria in BC. The project will also examine mediations that involve older persons more broadly. We value your input provided through this questionnaire.   Read More

  • BCLI Welcomes New Member

    19 May 2009 Fiona Hunter has been appointed by the Law Society of British Columbia to a three-year term as a member and director of the British Columbia Law Institute, commencing 1 May 2009. A partner with the Victoria law firm Horne Coupar, Ms. Hunter was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1981. Her practice focuses on estate planning and estate litigation.    Read More

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