Latest Issue of The Scrivener Focuses on Law Reform

April 24, 2013

The Society of Notaries Public of BC has recently released the Spring 2013 issue of their quarterly magazine, The Scrivener.

This issue discusses the topic of law reform in BC — how BC Notaries works with the BC Law Institute, and the importance of independent legal research and law reform work. There is also an extensive conversation on law reform in BC,¬†including the history of the BC Law Institute,¬† with Jim Emmerton and Arthur Close. “Establishing the Samoa Law Reform Commission” describes how the BCLI helped this small country in the Pacific begin to plan the modernization of its legislation — in the face of a wide range of colonial and indigenous legislative influences, a limited budget, and little local expertise.

Other article in this issue:

  • How BC notaries can be part of an affordable solution to the access to legal services crisis
  • Profiles of BC Notaries Patricia Wright (board member) and Tracy Parker, and retired member Roy Bishop
  • Practising international development at home
  • Customizing your giving through donations, advocacy, volunteering, or participating in charitable events
  • Power of attorney: Avoiding elder abuse
  • Creating sustainable food systems in BC
  • A day in the life of a real estate appraiser
  • What is mediation?
  • No easy answers — facing Canada’s aging tsunami
  • PST, HST, GST — SOS!
  • Severance of joint tenancies by course of conduct
  • Plus lots of other human interest stories.

Get the full issue in PDF from the BC Notaries website.

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