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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: lawyerreferral@bccba.org
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: lawyerreferral@bccba.org
To access Lawyer Referral Service online, go to         in “initiatives”. CBA and non-CBA members are welcome to participate.

				
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