For the past couple years, Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC) has been working with a committee of BC family law professionals to help them realize their vision for a “Family Law Organizer”. As of June 2019, CLBC is pleased to announce FLO’s relaunch with a much improved (and larger) collection of features and resources to connect and help practitioners. FLO’s community statement reads:
FLO is a community of legal professionals established to improve the practice of family law by encouraging dialogue and the free exchange of knowledge, building relationships within the family law bar and related professions, sharing precedents, papers and other practice resources, and improving the experience of family restructuring after separation for children and adults.
Membership in FLO is free, and requires an account on www.lawbster.net, CLBC’s online community platform for professionals in BC. Only those who work in BC are eligible at this time. It’s open to Law Society of British Columbia members (you probably want to practice family law), as well as designated paralegals. Other membership requests are considered on a case-by-case-basis by the FLO Steering Committee having regard to applicants’ expertise, academic study, and status as family law dispute resolution professionals (as defined in the Family Law Act).New Tools for BC Family Lawyers and Related Professions
– Preview of the new Family Law Organizer’s list of features
The newly optimized FLO boasts an exciting array of new or revamped features:
A comprehensive listing of family law CPD courses and events in a unified calendar. Events are tagged by subject area, so users can browse at a glance or search for a particular topic. Click “Subscribe to calendar” to easily sync Outlook/Apple/Google calendars (so it’s available outside the website). Event pages also support community comments and discussion.
FLO News Stream
See a wide variety of family law-related news in a single feed: legislative updates (e.g. alerts when new bills are tabled), digest of new family law cases, mainstream news, court and government announcements, posts from key BC family law blogs, community announcements, social media highlights and more. FLO members can also submit news items.
FLO Precedent Library
Sharing precedents, advice and difficult to find cases is part of mentorship, and FLO encourages this. Members can upload and short clauses or whole docs (sample agreements, orders, etc.) and classify them...