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  • Law Reports now Available Electronically

    by Lesley Dobin | Dec 08, 2017

    ICLR, the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales is now available electronically when you visit the Courthouse Library.

    ICLR’s law reporters cover cases decided by the following courts and tribunals:

    • The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
    • The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
    • The Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • The Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, including the Divisional Court
    • The Chancery Division of the High Court
    • The Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved

    As well as the official Law Reports, the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales publishes The Weekly Law Reports, The Industrial Cases Reports, The Business Law Reports, The Public and Third Sector Law Reports and the Consolidated Index to leading law reports.

    Be sure to try it out the next time you use one of the public access computers at any of the Courthouse Library locations across the province.

  • Recently Added

    by Lesley Dobin | Oct 12, 2017

    The art of drafting the commercial contract, 2017

    Overcome error and oversight when drafting and reviewing commercial contracts.

    Content includes:

    • Control the Drafting
    • The Agreement’s Skeleton
    • Principles of Clear Writing
    • Omission and Error Recognition
    • Drafting and Good Faith
    • Avoiding an Ambiguous Provision
    • Protective Provisions
    • In Anticipation of the Purchaser’s Willful Default
    • The Use of the Words “Sole Discretion”
    • Property Acquisition Agreements (long/short forms)
    • Shareholders’ Agreements
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Co-Ownership Agreement
    • Profit Participation Agreement
  • Secondary School Essay Contest 2017 - 2018

    by Lesley Dobin | Sep 18, 2017

    For the 2017/2018 school year, the Law Society is inviting all Grade 12 students and any secondary school students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in either Law 12 or Civic Studies 11, to submit an essay on the following topic:

    How does social media interact with the rule of law?

    The winning entry will be awarded a $1,000 prize, and the runner up will receive a $500 prize. The first place winner and runner up will be invited to an awards presentation event at the Law Society in Vancouver. Deadline for submissions is April 6, 2018.

    For further details, download the flyerinformation sheet and submission guidelines.

    The Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee launched the annual essay contest in 2015 for BC secondary school students to reaffirm the significance of the rule of law and to enhance students' knowledge and willingness to participate actively in civic life.

    If you have questions about the contest, contact Policy & Legal Services.

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