BC Law Watch

Celebrating BC Law Week 2016

April 7, 2016

Have you heard? Luke Skywalker, the Wizard of Oz, and the Three Little Pigs are on trial… along with some Girl Guides, too*. It can only mean one thing: Law Week in BC!

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BC Lawyers and Addiction: Where to Get Help

April 6, 2016

Dye & Durham Corporation is pleased to be sponsoring the Canadian Bar Association of BC Annual Branch Conference in Whistler, BC April 8th and 9th. This year’s theme is Elevate and you can follow the conference using the hashtag #CBABC16. A quick review of the agenda reveals all the timely and important topics the conference’s […]

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Real Estate on Vancouver Island Still Affordable (But For How Long?)

March 31, 2016

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) annual conference and tradeshow takes place tomorrow at Nanaimo’s VI Conference Centre. Knowing the event was coming up and in light of our recent post on Vancouver’s extreme housing market, we thought it would be interesting to examine the real estate situation on Vancouver Island.

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Access Pro Bono Hosts Canada’s First Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline

March 29, 2016

They say that conflict brings out the worst but also the best in humanity, and today we want to share an encouraging example of that. With remarkable coordination and collaboration, nine legal and human-rights groups in the province have banded together to provide the country’s first Islamophobia legal assistance hotline, at islamophobiahotline.ca and 604-343-3828.

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Foreign Investment: Bane of Vancouver’s Extreme Real Estate Market?

March 24, 2016

Here at Dye & Durham a lot of our work is related to real estate, and one topic that’s on everyone’s minds lately is Vancouver’s housing market. Earlier this year saw a headline that was hard to dismiss: the average price for a detached home in Metro Vancouver was $1.83 million this past January – […]

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The Evolution of Designated Paralegals in BC

March 18, 2016

Across Canada, the legal profession is faced with a critical challenge: find ways to increase access to justice — especially to citizens caught in the middle, who do not qualify for legal aid, but also can’t afford expensive legal fees. Over the last few years, BC has undertaken an important program that helps address this […]

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Access to Justice BC is About Action, Not Reports

March 15, 2016

CBC Vancouver’s Early Edition recently did a¬†great piece on a new group called Access to Justice BC. The group’s Chair, Chief Justice Robert Bauman of the BC Court of Appeal, and self-represented litigant Jennifer Muller were interviewed by Rick Cluff on the problems the average citizen in BC’s justice system faces, and how the group […]

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