eLearning & Toolkits

  • Email: Preventing a Mailstrom

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: Email has been at the centre of a spate of reports to the Lawyers Insurance Fund. In this course, you will hear the ways that email has triggered a report to LIF, with examples from the cases. You will hear what went wrong and how it could have been avoided. Margrett George and Jonathan Corbett will share practical risk management advice that you will be able to incorporate into your practice right away. Presenters: Margrett George — La ...

  • The Bad Cheque Scam

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: In the bad cheque scam, fraudsters want to steal funds out of a lawyer’s trust account. Instead of robbing a bank, they use different tricks to try and dupe a lawyer into depositing a fake certified cheque into trust and then pay good funds out of trust, leaving the lawyer’s trust account short, overdrawn, or both. By taking this course you will learn about the different ruses scamsters use, steps you can take to protect yourself, and the ...

  • Procrastination

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: Are your days filled with urgent deadlines and competing client demands? Do you find it almost impossible to set aside time for important projects before they become smoking hot fires on your desk? Do you find it hard to get to the least interesting items on your to-do-list?One of the most common challenges faced by lawyers is procrastination. With so many competing priorities it is all too easy to get caught up in a cycle of just-in-time wo ...

  • Understanding and Overcoming Perfectionism

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: Following up on the popular CLE-TV program on Procrastination, Allison Wolf and Derek LaCroix will explore the ways that perfectionism can sabotage you. Presenters: Allison Wolf - Certified Executive Coach, Shift Works Strategic Inc., Vancouver Derek C. LaCroix, QC - Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance program, Vancouver Original course date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 This is a self-study module using video clips from the original cou ...

  • Accidental Waiver of Privilege

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: This eLearning module uses a CLE-TV course. The course focuses on issues related to waiver of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege. The presentation will focus on how accidental waiver can occur in practice and specific topics covered will include the following: • Waiver by disclosure of information. • Waiver by pleadings. • Waiver by swearing of affidavits. • Waiver due to disputes between lawyer and client (including a ...

  • Implied Undertakings

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: Implied Undertakings: What are they? When are they used? How to avoid problems. Presenters: Jo Ann Carmichael, QC - Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Vancouver Michael Dew - Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver Original course date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 This is a self-study module using video clips from the original course combined with quiz questions. Watch the videos and answer the questions at your own pace, including if ...

  • Cashing in Your Chips "Selling (or Purchasing) a Practice"

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 0.75 hours of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: There are steps you can take years before your retirement date to create commercial goodwill in your practice so that when you’re done, the financial rewards are not. Join Georgialee Lang and Vince Connors as they explore the practice management and ethical advice you need to consider if you want to sell or purchase a practice. Presenters: Vince M.E. Connors - Dahl & Connors, Vancouver Georgialee Lang - Attorney & Arbitrator, Vancou ...

  • Trust Accounting – Proper Practice and Pitfalls

    Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1.5 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. Description: This course highlights the Law Society’s Division 7 Rules on Trust Accounts and Other Client Property. It discusses trust accounting basics, such as, how to receive funds into trust, how to withdraw them and how to appropriately handle cash transactions. As well, some topical issues such as cheque imaging, electronic records, and trust accounting best practices will be discussed. Presenters: Felicia Ciolfitto - Manager, Trust Regulat ...