VALL News

Season's Greetings to Everyone

The Vancouver Association of Law Libraries would like to wish everyone the very best for the holidays and the New Year.

 

October edition of the VALL Membership Directory 2009-2010 now available

The first edition of the printable (and searchable) PDF version of the VALL Membership Directory 2009-2010, current to October 30, 2009, is now available on the VALL website.   The PDF is searchable this year using the Adobe Reader's find box.

Members can access the directory under Member Resources.  Please note that you will need to sign in to the website in order to access the file.

If you find any errors or omissions, please notify Katherine Melville so the database can be updated.  Also, please take this opportunity to make sure your own profile is displaying your current information on this website.  The next printable directory will be published in February 2010.

Photos from the September Seminar...

The first VALL seminar for the 2009/2010 season, in our new location, the Shangri-La, and featuring guest speaker Guy Robertson - Emergency Response Planner for libraries, archives and information centres, was one to remember...

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!

Guy Robertson

VALL September Seminar: Emergency Response Planning with Guy Robertson

Guy Robertson

Please join us as we welcome Guy Robertson, disaster planning and risk management consultant for libraries, archives and information centres, to the first VALL Seminar of the 2009-2010 year. Guy graduated from UBC’s School of Librarianship in 1981 and for over 20 years has been active in preparing organizations for contingencies of all kinds.   His current projects include a business continuity plan, an anti-terrorist / anti-sabotage plan, a privacy and information security program, and the development of procedures to combat money laundering. In addition to his career as a consultant, Guy teaches at SLAIS, UBC, and at Langara...

 

For information on registration, click here. Please register by Tuesday, September 22.

 

Pictures from June 18th VALL meeting

Pictures from yesterday's VALL meeting:

VALL Annual Round Table Luncheon, June 18, 2009

Please join us for our annual round table luncheon, June 18, 2009. This will be our final gathering of the season, and, as in years past, there will be lively discussions on topics of interest for future events, and stories and tidbits from the most recent CALL conference.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Time: Registration - 11:45, Lunch - 12:00 noon
Deadline for Registration: Friday June 12, 2009 (Registration is not permitted at the door). No refunds are available after this date.
Cost: $18.25

Click here to download the registration form (pdf format)

VALL Lunch on April 16, 2009: Who's Lying and Who's Telling the Truth: How does a Judge Determine Credibility

Please join us as we welcome Madam Justice Susan A. Griffin, previously senior litigation partner with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. Madam Justice Griffin was appointed judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court on February 19, 2008. She joined FMC's Vancouver office in 1999, and served as Co-Chair of the firm's National Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group until her appointment to the bench. During that time, she developed a strong reputation as a skilled and highly professional advocate. Throughout her career, she has appeared before all levels of courts, and in a wide variety of practice areas. In addition to her courtroom experience, Madam Justice Griffin acted as counsel to a judicial commission, annually edited a leading manual for civil practitioners, taught every year at a respected advocacy workshop and has appeared as guest lecturer in courses designed for the education of the judges.

The deadline for registration and payment is Thursday April 9, 2009. (Note the change in date due to the Easter holiday weekend)

VALL announces Lifetime Memberships

The VALL Executive have decided to create a new category of member: that of Lifetime Member. Lifetime membership is complimentary and is open to VALL Members who have retired from the profession.

A lifetime member is entitled to:

  • a password that allows access to the online VALL Directory and VALL Review
  • receive luncheon and workshop notices by e-mail
  • be the guest of VALL at the December luncheon in the year they receive the Lifetime Membership.

Please contact the Membership Secretary if you are interested in becoming a lifetime member.

VALL Membership Directory 2008-09

The second edition of the printable PDF version of the VALL Membership Directory 2008-2009, current to February 24, 2009, is now available. Members can access the directory under Member Resources. Please note that you will need to sign in to the website in order to access the file.

If you find any errors or omissions, please notify the Membership Secretary so our database can be updated.  Also, please take this opportunity to make sure your own profile is displaying your current information on this website.

Workers' Compensation in British Columbia

Via Lance Nordstrom of WorkSafeBC Library Services.  If text formatting is unreadable, please see attachment.  If this item is deleted, please advise Ana Rosa Blue at anarosablue@worksafebc.com.  Thank you.

For anyone who may have an interest in workers’ compensation issues, particularly those in British Columbia, you may be interested in a new book from Butterworths, Workers’ Compensation in British Columbia, with an expected publication date of March 2009. Written by two lawyers who formerly worked in the Appeals Division of WorkSafeBC and now vice chairs at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the law, policy and practice of the workers’ compensation system in British Columbia.

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