History Made in Twitter Moot

(Pictured above: UVIC Law TweetMooters Matthew Nefstead and Jenn Cameron work under the glare of CTV’s camera.  Image credit: Kim Nayyer/University of Victoria’s Diana M. Priestly Law Library) History has been made. The first Twitt­er Moot Court was officially brought to a close at 12:30p.m. (PST) yesterday following an hour of furious legal tweeting, hash […]

Twitter Moot Court Convenes Tomorrow

West Coast Environmental Law will be hosting the first ever Twitter Moot Court on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST). The event takes the tried-and-true law school practice of mooting and flips it on its head by conducting it via social media. It’s an exciting innovation that will help interested parties explore […]

Twitter Moot Court Convenes Tomorrow.

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10am PST (1pm EST) West Coast Environmental Law will be hosting the first ever Twitter Moot Court. The event takes the tried-and-true law school practice of mooting and flips it on its head by conducting it via social media. It’s an exciting innovation that will help interested parties explore […]

Just Launched: Made in Vancouver (The Vancouver Startup Directory)

We’re very pleased to see the launch of Made in Vancouver. The program offers badges for websites/web-based software that are developed in Vancouver. Think Fair Trade for computer code. Not only does it support some of the ambitious start-ups coming out of our hometown, but it just looks cool. They did an excellent job on […]

Year of the Dragon ushers in the arrival of new criminal defence firm Fowler and Smith, Barristers

Richard Fowler and Lyndsay Smith are well respected criminal defence counsel with years of experience in complex criminal litigation. They have been involved in some of BC’s most high profile criminal cases of the last ten years and have worked together on cases in one way or another since 2005. They share a passion for […]

What’s in a (Law Firm) Name?

Everything. A firm’s name is the core of its brand in a competitive legal market. For better or worse, law firms have never had much choice in their firm name. Just take the last names of the founding partners and string them together. While some firms certainly benefited from this arrangement (see Smart & Biggar […]

Judges are not your Friends (even when they are)

In legal marketing, perhaps the most tempting rule to violate (at least in BC) is the prohibition on using the name of sitting judges or masters as being former members of the firm. If your former colleague has been appointed to the Bench, it only seems natural to proclaim your pedigree by association. Alas, this […]

What to Include on a Law Firm Facebook Page?

We often encounter law firms struggling with what to post on their firm Facebook pages. Because Facebook is not a dedicated professional platform (like LinkedIn), many lawyers are understandably cautious of allowing their personal and professional lives to overlap. While the merits of having a firm Facebook page are certainly up for debate, their visibility […]

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