Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

  • October 01, 2018
Upcoming In-Person Seminars

Ethics in Action: Practice & Community – Victoria Part I & Part II

What would you do if it was YOU, who was facing an ethical dilemma? Explore Ethics in Action – cases that could impact your practice and beyond!

Join the CBABC and Victoria Bar Association as we delve into the subject of ethics in an engaging way. Our speakers will identify relevant ethical codes and conduct, put ethics into action by working together on realistic case studies, and highlight emerging ethical problems. Pinder Cheema, QC and Paul Pearson on October 15, 2018, and Dean Lawton, QC and Sarah Klinger on February 11, 2019, will lead your discussion of 10 ethical scenarios with audience members, asking you to critically think your way through practical questions about each scenario. Working in groups, you will work with your peers in an open environment to put ethics into action!

Past attendees comment that the most valuable aspects of the seminar for them were real life examples, and the time spent in small group discussions, as it allows attendees to feel more comfortable in sharing their opinions. This seminar will include scenarios and actionable strategies for you!

Date: October 15, 2018
Location: The Union Club of BC, 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC
Speakers: Pinder Cheema, QC, Victoria County Bencher, Crown-Counsel-Victoria and Paul Pearson, Crown Counsel-Victoria

Date: February 11, 2019
Location: The Union Club of BC, 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC
Speakers: Dean Lawton, QC, Carfra Lawton LLP and Sarah Klinger, Law Office of Sarah L. Klinger


Civility and Professional Misconduct in Court: A Conversation with Joseph Groia and Joven Narwal

In 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the Law Society of Ontario Appeal Tribunal’s professional misconduct finding against lawyer Joseph Groia, ruling that a lawyer’s uncivil behaviour in court may not amount to professional misconduct if it is based on a mistaken understanding of the law.

This case was about deciding when courtroom advocacy becomes incivility and when incivility becomes professional misconduct. The Supreme Court added that decision-makers should look at the full situation and circumstances when determining if a line has been crossed.

Join Mr. Groia to hear first-hand about the full extent of this decade-long process and examine the impact of this decision from a professional responsibility and practical perspective. Mr. Groia will provide an overview of the legal determinations in this case and what these mean for lawyers and the legal profession.

Date: October 19, 2018
Location: Law Courts Inn Restaurant, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC
Speakers: Joseph Groia, Groia & Company and Joven Narwal, Narwal Litigation LLP


Upcoming Webinars

Supporting Clients in Mediation & Arbitration

This program will help you prepare and support your clients in the ADR processes of Mediation and Arbitration: from educating your clients on the options, to preparing them and supporting them throughout so your clients have a realistic understanding of the process and potential outcomes. This webinar panel will look at both family and civil law mediation and arbitration from panelists who are experienced at working with clients in both models.

Date: November 27, 2018
Speakers: William Holder and Chantal Cattermole, Clark
Wilson LLP


CPD On-Demand When there are not enough hours in the day!

Are you looking to complete you mandatory CPD and ethics requirements but can’t seem to find the time? CBABC’s CPD on-Demand offers you a wide selection of previously recorded programming with self-paced quizzes that are accessible to members and non-members.

Visit our newly revamped, user-friendly CPD On-Demand page today and get your access in an instant!