UVic Law Hosts Legal Services on the Web CPD Event October 27

October 19, 2010

UVic Law School, in partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General (Legal Services Branch), the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), and UVic’s Technology and Society Program, is offering a professional development discussion series on “Serving Clients in a Rapidly Changing World”. The program includes a series of discussion forums that explore practice management issues. The program is approved for Continuing Professional Development credit.

The October 27 session is entitled “New Frontiers for Legal Services on the Web” and will be led by Lloyd Duhaime, Martin Ertl, Chilwin Cheng, “three British Columbia lawyers who developed and now run successful websites to provide legal advice or information to the public.”

The following program information is given in the event listing on the UVic Law website:

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, from 4-6 p.m.

WHERE: Social Sciences and Mathematics Building (University of Victoria), Room A120

Key questions for this session include:

What societal needs and concerns led to the development of these websites in the format chosen by each lawyer?

What types of issues, both legal and non-legal, are being encountered?

Do these websites presage what the practice of law will look like in a decade?

Are we prepared to consider entirely new approaches to the practice of law?

Although the presentation is free, seating space is limited. For more information or to download a registration form, please visit the listing for this event on the Canadian Bar Association website

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