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NOTICE OF APPEAL AN APPEAL TO THE PROFESSION THE CASE ♦ The Lawyer Referral Service is a popular means of increasing public access to legal information and assistance. ♦ It constitutes a proven, simple and inexpensive way to match members with potential clients who may be otherwise reluctant to seek professional assistance. ♦ The Lawyer Referral Service is a highly successful program which currently involves the participation of 1,955 practicing lawyers throughout British Columbia. THE EVIDENCE ♦ Between July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2010 the Lawyer Referral Service received 59,794 incoming calls and made 38,141 referrals to lawyers registered in the program. ♦ A significant number of these calls result in billable activity. ♦ The following snapshot highlights some of the referrals made across the province last year: 9 lawyers listed under “family” in Abbotsford: 522 referrals 2 lawyer listed under “employment” in Chilliwack: 91 referrals 12 lawyers listed under “criminal” in Kamloops: 92 referrals THE APPEAL ♦ Many lawyers enroll in the Lawyer Referral Service as a public service, and have few expectations with respect to gaining clients. Others find the Service a good source of client referrals. Regardless of your motivation, we encourage you to get involved in this worthwhile CBA program. ♦ The Lawyer Referral Service encourages all BC lawyers to take advantage of the year-round advertising promoting lawyers in your city! ♦ Please complete the application below and submit it today. If you are currently participating on the program you are not required to complete or resubmit this application. Thank you. For registration and program information, contact: Lorna O’Grady at 604.646.7858 or Toll-free 1.888.687.3404 Ext. 309 Email: email@example.com LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch APPLICATION FOR PANEL REGISTRATION Fax: 604-669-9601 or 1-877-669-9601 Check here if this is an update to a previous application form. Aboriginal Insurance (continue) Administrative ICBC CPP Disability Police Complaints injury liability stolen vehicles ADR International Agriculture Labour (union) Air Lawyer’s fee review Animal Lesbian, gay, bisexual and Banking transgender issues Builders liens Maritime Collection Medical malpractice Commercial disputes/Contract Law Mental health Computer Mining Condominiums Motor carrier and transportation Co-op Housing Leaky Condo Motor vehicle accidents Construction Low Impact Consumer complaints Motor vehicle offences Auto Issues Product Liability Municipal Coroner’s inquest Land Use and Zoning Corporate Natural resources Not for Profit Patent Criminal Pension and benefits Pardons US Waivers Professional malpractice Criminal Injury Compensation Accountant Dental Customs Lawyer Realtor Defamation: Libel and slander Real property Elder Conveyance Employment (non-union) Litigation Employment Insurance Residential tenancy Entertainment Securities Music Sports Taxation Environmental Torts Expropriation Class Action Family Neighboring Disputes Adoption Personal Injury Annulments Slip and Fall Apprehensions Collaborative Level of Court Proceedings Custody Provincial Court/Small Claims Uncontested Divorce Supreme Court of BC Family mediation Court of Appeal Fisheries Foreclosure Trademark and copyright Franchise US Immigration Human rights Work permit Immigration Wills, estates and trusts Appeals Refugee No litigation Insolvency Women’s issues LAWYER REFERRAL Insurance Workers’ compensation SERVICE CBA, BC Branch. Disability Insurance Asbestos/Mesothelioma Home owner’s Insurance Youth justice Life Insurance Signature of Applicant____________________________________________ Medical Insurance Date__________________________________________________________________ For Inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org To access Lawyer Referral Service online, go to in “initiatives”. CBA and non-CBA members are welcome to participate.
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