Law Society Seeks Lawyers for Online Course Updating

January 31, 2011

The Law Society of BC is in the process of updating its online course offerings. It recently issued a call for lawyers interested in assisting with these updates, in exchange for CPD credits:

The Law Society is inviting lawyers to assist in updating discrete portions of the online materials, and at the same time fulfil their CPD requirements. Here are the topics covered in the courses:

Areas of Practice

  • Small Claims Practice
  • Supreme Court Practice
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Commercial
  • Family

Practice Management

  • The Accounting System
  • Trust Accounting, Trust Filing and Trust Applications
  • Taxation and Employee Deductions
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
  • Lawyer Retainers
  • File Retention and Disposal
  • Coverage during Absence
  • Conflicts and Withdrawal of Services
  • Client Screening and Dealing with Difficult Clients
  • File Management, Diary Systems, Delegation of Tasks and Supervision
  • Avoiding Fraud

Lawyers selected will be provided with content for review and updating, and may work individually or in groups. The lawyers will be matched with topics they deal with in their everyday practice. The course materials are designed to be an overview of key topics, so it is not expected that substantial research will be required.

For more information, including contact details, see the announcement on the Law Society’s website.

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