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  • A Few Takes on Marketing your Firm

    by kristina.oldenburg kristina.oldenburg | Mar 29, 2010

    Small Law: How Many Lunches Equal a New Client” is Lee Rosen’s assertion that “the most effective and efficient marketing I've ever done is having lunch with a referral source…. It's where you should spend the bulk of your marketing energy.”   He illustrates with calculations, concluding that “to get one retainer this month, you need to take 20 referral sources to lunch or coffee. If you need 3 new clients this month, you need 60 referral source meetings” (from TechnoLawyer).

    Meanwhile, “How to Get Coverage in Blogs—Really” highlights social media as a marketing tool.  Be ...

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  • Our Legislative Publications

    by CLBC Administrator | Mar 24, 2010

    We're currently in the process of evaluating our two legislative publications: the B.C. Legislative Digest and the Canada Legislative Index.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with these products, they provide a weekly summary of B.C. and federal legislative activity.  Users can easily track the progress of new bills, find new regulations, check for recent amendments or keep up to date with acts in force. (If you'd like more information, please contact us!)


    While both publications are widely regarded as excellent resources for anyone researching legislation, to be sustainable we must be sensitive to the current economy ...

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  • Upcoming Training Sessions for the New Rules

    by kristina.oldenburg kristina.oldenburg | Mar 18, 2010

    The new Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules are coming into effect soon—need to know more about how the new rules will affect your practice? Here are training opportunities of interest to BC lawyers and legal support staff.

    CPD hours, if any, vary. Please contact course providers for details about scheduling, content, and locations.


    Civil Rules for Lawyers
    CBA BC New Civil Rules
    Surrey, March 31 (Live)
    Richmond, May 3 (Live)


    CLE BC New Civil Rules two-day course (for lawyers & legal support staff)
    Vancouver, April 26-27 (Live); also live webcast
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  • Old US Reporters & Other International Materials in LLMC

    by kristina.oldenburg kristina.oldenburg | Mar 11, 2010

    “I’m looking for Northrop v. Germania Fire Ins. Co. 4 N.W. 350 (1880).” 

    If you want an older US decision, try searching our online catalogue. We may have it through LLMC, an electronic resource available for in-library use.

    LLMC contains a range of older US and international resources, with a random assortment of statutes, cases, and commentary, including words & phrases judicially considered. 



    Finding a Case in LLMC Using a Citation
    Search the name of the reporter in our library catalogue. In this example, you can see the Northwestern Reporter for 1879-1942 is available both electronically ...

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  • Point-in-Time for BC Acts and Regulations

    by kristina.oldenburg kristina.oldenburg | Mar 06, 2010

    Need to see what a BC statute or regulation used to look like? QP LegalEze includes consolidations of BC legislation back to 1991, and regulations back to 2003. 

    CanLII has current BC legislation, but the point-in-time only goes back to 2009. Meanwhile, QuickLaw/LexisNexis includes repealed BC statutes since 1997, and point-in-time from 2000 onward. 

    QP LegalEze is an electronic product available to use, free of charge, at most BC Courthouse Libraries. Only the bound print versions of the statutes (check availability) are official.



    Finding a Consolidation

      Click the QP LegalEze icon to open the ...

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