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November Coffee Morning @ Dentons Canada LLP

VALL members are invited to meet and mingle over morning coffee, tea, and pastries Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017!

When: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 from 7:30am - 9:00am
Where: Dentons Canada LLP, 250 Howe Street on the 20th Floor

Please send along your RSVP and any dietary restrictions to Julie Wettstein, jwettstein@farris.com, by November 21st, 2017

Hope to see you there! 

October Lunchtime Seminar - "Reputation Matters" with Daniel Reid

**One Week Left to Register** 

Please join VALL for our October Seminar, “Reputation Matters: Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Online Defamation and Privacy Actions” with guest speaker Daniel Reid of Harper Grey LLP. Many VALL members will remember Daniel from his presentation on the topic of defamation from 2011.

In his practice, Daniel frequently obtains orders identifying the authors of “anonymous” phone messages, emails and webpages, injunctions restraining publication of defamatory or private material, and orders to produce computers for forensic analysis.  He is cited by the Supreme Court of Canada (in conjunction with Mr. Baynham, QC) in the leading case concerning liability attached to online “hyperlinks”.

Daniel will talk about the evolving law regarding online publications, the difficulty in gathering evidence online, and useful resources that can assist in investigating “anonymous” publications.

Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017

Place: The Law Courts Inn, Inside the Law Courts Building. 800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver. Enter off of Nelson Street, climb the large set of concrete stairs, and walk to the end of the building. The lower entrance to the Law Courts Inn is located next to the emergency exit doors.

2016-2017 VALL Membership Survey - Closing Date

The 2016-2017 VALL Membership Survey will close at 10:00am  on Tuesday August 22nd, 2017. Be sure to get your responses in as they will be digested, and discussed at the next VALL Executives meeting.

Thank you to all who have already submitted!

2016-2017 VALL Membership Survey

Dear VALL Members,

We would greatly appreciate your taking the time to complete the 2016-2017 VALL Membership Survey! Your constructive feedback is important to us, and will help ensure that future programming meets your needs and expectations. This year's survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and your responses remain anonymous.

Many thanks on behalf of the Programs Committee and all of us on the VALL Executive.

Have a lovely long weekend! 

February Brown Bag Session – DBTextworks with Jonathan Jacobsen

Please join VALL for our February Brown Bag session, where Jonathan Jacobsen of Andornot Consulting will lead a round-table discussion on DBTextworks. Past, present and future users of DBTextworks are all welcome.

RSVP early and don't forget to bring your lunch!

Date: Tuesday February 21st, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: Norton Rose Fulbright. 510 West Georgia Street, 18th Floor. Reception located on the 18th floor.     
Cost: N/A
Registration: Please send your RSVP email to Brenda Alm, balm@wt.ca, by February17th, 2017.

January Coffee Morning at Whitelaw Twining

VALL members are invited to meet and mingle over morning coffee, tea, and pastries Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. These casual socials are a great way to catch up with friends and to get to know fellow VALL members.

When: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 from 7:30am – 9:00am
Where: Whitelaw Twining at 200 Granville Street, located on the 24th Floor.

Please send your RSVP email to Brenda Alm, balm@wt.ca, by January 30th, 2017.

Hope to see you there!<

Post-Seminar Survey - Dom Bautista "Access to Justice"

The Programs Committee would like to thank all of our members who attended the latest VALL seminar on December 1st, 2016!

We hope that those of you would please take a moment to complete this brief post-seminar survey. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete and all responses remain anonymous.

We value your insights and recommendations and will use them in shaping future programming.

Many thanks from the VALL Programs Committee!

December Seminar Speaker's Notes

On Thursday, December 1st, Dom Bautista presented “Access to Justice: How law librarians can give back”. Dom covered how law librarians could use their expertise to help self-represented litigants as a part of the Amici Curiae pro-bono volunteer program.

Dom has agreed to share his speakers notes with VALL Members.

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