How to convince your firm to invest in your professional development.

It’s a tough slog out there for new lawyers. Lately, I’ve met with a number of young lawyers who are either looking for articles or ways to enhance their value at their current firms. My response always includes encouraging them to demonstrate how they can be an asset to business development efforts. One thing they […]

The British Columbia Court of Appeal’s 100th Anniversary

2010 marks the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s 100th anniversary. Skunkworks is honoured to have been selected to create a new logo, website and conference collateral in conjunction with the Court’s centennial. The new website includes a photo gallery drawn from the Court’s archives including portraits of every Chief Justice of British Columbia, the […]

Courthouse Libraries BC New Website

Courthouse Libraries BC have just launched their new website. The revamped online presence can be found at and represents a completely fresh take on how the organization interacts with its user base on the web. In addition to a significantly updated design, key features of the new site include: * Integrated search – a […]

RSS in plain english

In my discussions with lawyers about blogs and internet marketing at various seminars and events it is usually the case that only a very small percentage are familiar with RSS feeds. In a nutshell, RSS “feeds” allow people to subscribe to the various websites, blogs or sections of websites that are of interest to them. […]

Seeking 16 BC Lawyers for focus group January 22, 2009

Courthouse Libraries BC is continuing the development of a major revamp of their web presence to be released later in 2009. As part of the development process, they are seeking input from 16 BC lawyers at a focus group session to be held on January 22, 2009 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The feedback will help build a […]

Law meets Theatre – UBC Masks Conference June 17-18, 2008

We have all heard about the waiter/actor hybrid career. What about the lawyer/actor variety? Masks: the online journal of law and theatre is a new multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal based at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. The journal’s focus is on the intersections of law and theatre. Their inaugural conference takes place […]

LMA Vancouver celebrates 2008 HELM Award Winners

The Legal Marketing Association‘s Vancouver Chapter held their 2008 HELM Awards (Honouring Excellence in Legal Marketing) earlier today at a sold out event at the Four Seasons’ Hotel in Vancouver. The awards recognize achievement of British Columbia lawyers and law firms in five categories: corporate social responsibility, young lawyer, managing partner, firm/marketer of the year […]

Take The BC Courthouse Library Website Lawyer Survey & Enter to Win an iPod Touch!

Skunkworks is currently working with our friends at the BC Courthouse Library Society to obtain user input and feedback in preparation for the redevelopment of the Courthouse Library website. One component of the process is a short 3-minute web survey for B.C. lawyers that will help us assess technology and online usage patterns for this […]


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