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    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.

  • BC Company law practice manual - Societies Act Chapter

    by Lesley Dobin | Aug 17, 2017

    BC Company law practice manual, updated October 2016

    Did you know, the BC Company law practice manual was updated in October 2016 with a new comprehensive chapter for British Columbia societies under the new Societies Act?

    In addition to the newly added chapter 18, there are updates regarding securities legislation and exemption requirements, updated information on dividend tax rates, new case law, and sample restoration orders.

    The BC Company law practice manual is on the shelves or online when you are at any of the Courthouse Library locations!

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