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Scott Booth will co-chair CLE Legal Seminar

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Scott Booth will be co-chairing CLE’s April 2014 legal seminar on Family Law Act property issues including consideration of the lessons BC lawyers can take from other jurisdictions.

Scott Booth on Dividing Family Property, January 28th

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Scott Booth will be speaking on the subject of dividing family property under the new Family Law Act at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s January 28, 2014 course for family lawyers.

Renata Germann speaks at Vancouver Regional Construction Association Course

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On November 13, Renata Germann will be a speaker on the panel at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association course  “Risks and liabilities of Green Building – what to watch for and How to Manage it”. Register here.

John Logan to present at an Affinity Institute Seminar

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John Logan will be a presenter at the September 19, 2013 Affinity Institute seminar entitled “Project Delivery Models”. Register here.

Battle of the Bar Bands 2013

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Battle of the Bar Bands, June 7, 2013
A fun event, for a good cause, this year’s Battle of the Bar Bands featured John Logan performing with the award winning cover band “Standard of Hair” at the Commodore Ballroom, on Friday, June 7.

Though they did not win, “Standard of Hair” along with every other band helped raise over $145,000 for the CBA BC Benevolent Society.

The event can be found here: barbands.ca
And the very brave can get a peek at prior winners “Standard of Hair” on YouTube.

John Logan to co-chair 2013 Continuing Legal Education Seminar

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John Logan Co-Chaired the 2013 Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Construction Law, entitled “Lessons Learned” on Wednesday, May 15 at the Metropolitan Hotel.

John Logan on Developing and Keeping Good Clients

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John Logan will be a panelist at the May 21, 2013 CLE seminar entitled “Developing and Keeping Good Clients” Registration is now open. Register

Mike Demers to speak on Green Building Risks + Liabilities

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On Tuesday, May 7th, Mike Demers participated in a panel discussion as part of a one-day workshop on green building, “Risks and Liabilities of Green Building: what to watch for and how to manage it.” The event was hosted by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.

Tyler Galbraith on Procurement

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Tyler Galbraith will be presenting on the topic of procurement at the upcoming Vancouver Regional Construction Association 2013 Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, scheduled for May 31st and June 1st. Here is a link to  register for this event: http://www.vrca.bc.ca/conference/page/home.aspx

Tyler Galbraith on Tenders, Contracts + Builders Liens

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Tyler Galbraith recently presented a three part series to the Fenestration Contractors Association of British Columbia on the topics of tenders, contracts and builders liens. Tyler also recently presented on the same topics to the Mechanical contractors Association of British Columbia. On April 23rd Tyler will be presenting to the Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia on tender law and on May 1st and 17th Tyler will be presenting to the Vancouver Island Construction Association in Nanaimo and Courtenay respectively on the topic of builders liens.

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On April 20, 2013, Jamie Wood was delighted to attend the BC Association of Abattoirs & BC Association of Cattle Feeders 2013 Annual Convention & Trade Show as a keynote speaker. Jamie discussed the impact of the new Family Law Act on succession planning in a presentation entitled “Families Planning for Change.”

Mike Demers to speak at forum on Risks & Liabilities of Green Building

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Mike Demers has been invited to speak at the Public Construction Council of British Columbia’s upcoming forum on the Risks and Liabilities of Green Building. The forum, which will also feature well known green building consultant Helen Goodland, will be held on April 17th starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information and registration details go to www.pccbc.com.

On the same topic of Green Buildings, Mike will also be participating in a panel discussion, moderated by LEED consultant Brenda Martens. Also on the panel are representatives from the owner, architectural and contractor groups. The presentation will take place on May 7, 2013 in Vancouver. Further details can be found in the News and Events section of BCCA’s website: www.bccassn.com

Construction 101 Course 2013

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The Southern Interior Construction Association is putting on its Construction 101 course for new industry participants and Mike Demers will be instructing the construction law components of the course. If you are interested in attending the course, you can get full details and register on the SICA website.

BC Hydro rolls out new standard form contract

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BC Hydro is in the process of rolling out a new standard form contract document. BC Hydro, together with the BCCA, ICBA and the BC Roadbuilders are conducting a series of meetings to explain the new document and to inform contractors on upcoming business opportunities on BC Hydro projects. Mike Demers and Bill Veenstra have been asked to speak at these meetings, providing contractors with the information they need to know in order to navigate the new contracts. This is a must-attend event if you are planning to do work with BC Hydro in the future. The first two events are scheduled for Vancouver (April 25th at 8:30 a.m.) and Kelowna (May 1st at 8:30 a.m.) Future conferences are planned for Vancouver Island and Northern BC. If you would like to attend but have not yet received an invitation from one of the construction associations, please contact Mike or Bill for registration details.

Dinyar Marzban Co-chairs CLE Presentations

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Dinyar Marzban has recently co-chaired CLE presentations to lawyers on the new rules in Vancouver and Victoria and was also a speaker at a similar CLE in Vancouver for legal assistants.