Technology for Lawyers

In a globalized world, technology is meeting us at every turn in our professional fields. Technology provides more than just a means to make calls, send emails and text messages. Technology provides for a plethora of innovative systems that can help you and your firm maximize your practice and offerings. Learn about legal specific apps, how you can further use your iPads, iPhones and Androids, Cloud Computing services, and other technologies that are being used in law offices today! Don’t miss out, its time to get technical!


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Description
2013 has seen the release of the new BlackBerry Z10. We have the iPhone 5 and a host of Androids. In this course, you will learn the basics of smartphones for lawyers. Find out how you can use smart phones for more than just email and teleconferencing. Find out which apps works best for your law practice. Learn how to maximize this powerful technology for your law practice while keeping your data and your client’s data, secure and confidential.

Speakers
David A. Paul, QC, Paul & Company
Benjamin P. Austring, TRU Law Student
James Wegener, TRU Law Student

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on May 30, 2013.

LSBC Course Code CPD Course Hours Ethics Component*
TECHS13WR 2 2


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Lawyers are increasingly jumping into the cloud. Find out the "need-to-knows" about cloud computing and privacy. Topics include: what’s new in cloud computing, compliance requirements from privacy commissioners across Canada, lawyer "do’s and don’ts" in the cloud. Find out the best practices on how lawyers can select a cloud service provider and what lawyers can realistically expect in negotiating a service level agreement with a cloud provider. The presenters are the leader in legal cloud computing and a leading senior counsel providing strategic advice on privacy and technology compliance. This webinar will help you to get your head in the clouds, eyes wide open, to do some "cirrus" business.

Speakers
James M. Bond, QC, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Jack Newton, President & CEO, CLIO

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on January 16, 2014.

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PRI0114WR 2 2


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When crossing borders, almost all travellers now carry mobile electronic devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops. These electronic devices often contain sensitive client or other personal information. This raises concerns about lawyers protecting solicitor-client communications and privacy and lawyers exercising privilege.

This webinar will focus on crossing the border with electronic devices: travelling to the United State and other countries and returning to Canada. Practical tips, including managing your reputation: How do I prepare to cross the border? What do I do if border officers ask to search my electronic devices?

Speakers
Michael D. Lucas, Law Society of British Columbia
Christopher A. McPherson, QC, Crown Counsel
Tony C. Paisana, Peck And Company

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on June 12, 2018.

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CBT0618WR 2 2


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Description
Learn how to make the iPad work for you & your law practice. Learn about productivity and legal-specific applications so you can use your iPad to take notes, create, share and store documents, give presentations, present evidence and much more.

iPad is not required for this course. However participants are encouraged to have their iPad ready so that they can follow any hands-on demonstration during the presentation.

Speakers
David J. Bilinsky, Law Society of BC
Stephen G. McPhee, QC, Ramsay, Lampman, Rhodes

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on January 15, 2013.

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TECHI13WR 2 2


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Description
Participants in this course will:
• Gain an understanding of the technology available to assist legal practitioners; and
• Learn how to effectively incorporate technology in legal practice.

Suitable for junior through senior lawyers who use or wish to use technology in their legal practice.

Speakers
Ward Branch, Branch MacMaster LLP
Brian Mauch, President, BMC Network

Moderator
Michael Litchfield, ThinkLab Consulting

This is the archived version of a program presented on .

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BSL1212WR 2 2


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Description
Drones, also known as unmanned air vehicles, are readily accessible for the general public to purchase and operate. These new devices are capable of flying and recording information everywhere. Their use is rising in industries like real estate, tourism, film, agriculture, safety inspections, mapping, surveying, construction, forestry, search and rescue, criminal investigations and personal recreation.

This webinar hovers over the key legal issues involved in drone use. Legal issues covered include: civil and criminal liability, privacy and trespass. The webinar also includes Transport Canada regulations and best practices for what you legally can and cannot do in operating a drone.

Speakers
Brian Cheng, Lindsay LLP
Darryl G. Pankratz, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on June 29, 2017.

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DRONE0617WR 2 0


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Are you a solicitor or litigator starting your own practice? Or are you an experienced solo or small firm practitioner feeling overwhelmed by new technologies and don’t know how to create a website or whether cloud computing is for you? What about other technology and social media that may enhance your practice? You don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a consultant?

This webinar is a practical look at where to begin – what are you trying to achieve, what kind of practice do you have/want? Starting from the basics our panel will discuss, at a new user level, the different technologies and mediums available and how you can set up and use the ones that apply to you cost-effectively. The discussion will include looking at lawyers’ professional responsibilities to protect client confidentiality. Our panel includes a lawyer who understands the complexities of technology and has run his own practice, worked in a big firm model and run tech businesses and a solo practitioner who recently started her own firm, creating her own website and uses cloud computing for office management.

This webinar will provide user-friendly information and answer questions such as:
• What is cloud-computing? How does it work? What are the Law Society guidelines?
• I am interested in a paperless practice, but how does that work?
• How do I get my website to pop up on a Google search?
• Should I use Twitter? Do I need to be tweeting every day?
• Is Facebook better than LinkedIn for my practice? Do I need either?
• I am busy and can’t imagine spending time on a blog – is it necessary?

Speakers
Chilwin C. Cheng, Partner, Ascendion Law
Ashley E. Syer, Barrister & Solicitor

Moderator
Rhona M. Lichtenwald, Hillcrest Law & Mediation

This is the archived version of a program presented on November 18, 2015.

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TEC1115WR 2 2


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Description
This fast-paced overview seeks to give a quick review of the technologies that are being used in law offices today along with touching on the disruptive technologies of tomorrow. According to the latest Altman Weil 2014 Law Firms in Transition survey, less than half of the law firms surveyed stated that they are responding to the pressures of the current market by significantly changing elements of their traditional business model. This presentation seeks to explore ways that law firms can start leading the change by looking at the current developments in legal technology.

Speaker
David Bilinsky, Practice Management Advisor, Law Society of BC

This is the archived version of a program presented on June 19, 2014.

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TEC0614WR 2 2


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Description
The new Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is Canada’s first online tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes.

On July 13, 2016, the CRT began accepting strata property disputes for intake. The CRT has jurisdiction to decide a wide range of strata disputes.

Sign-up today and construct your plan. Learn how the new online CRT works for strata disputes and how you can assist your clients with the CRT process. It's time to dig in!

Speakers
Shannon Salter, Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal
Patrick A. Williams, Clark Wilson LLP and Civil Resolution Tribunal Member

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on September 29, 2016.

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CRT0916WR 2 0


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Description
The new Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is Canada’s first online tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes.

In the Fall of 2016, the CBABC presented a successful webinar on the new CRT and Stratas. Now, we are completing our webinar series with the new CRT and Small Claims.

Learn how the new online CRT will work for small claims and how you can assist your clients with the CRT process.

Speakers
Shannon Salter, Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal
Shelley Lopez, Vice-Chair for Small Claims of the Civil Resolution Tribunal

Moderator
Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC

This is the archived version of a program presented on May 3, 2017.

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CRT0517WR 2 0


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**The quiz information is legal information only, not legal advice. If you intend to rely on this legal information, use the relevant official paper versions of the statutes and regulations. The quiz information is only current as of the date of the original webinar broadcast, or date as specified within each individual quiz.