PD On-Demand

CBABC offers on-demand professional development that you can access anytime, anywhere. Choose from a variety of programs that help you stay current with changes in the law, build your skills as a lawyer, help you manage your practice and business, and ensure you're meeting your ethical and professional responsibility obligations.

CBABC members enjoy at least 50% of program prices, with many programs offered for free (search the term "FREE" to find them).

Questions? Contact CBABC Professional Development at pd@cbabc.org

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Updated Nov 30, 2023

Career Starter Series

Financial Planning for Early Career Lawyers

This workshop tackles two major financial worries for early career lawyers: should I pay off debt or invest in my future? You can do both. We’ll show you how. Key topics include: How to manage your cash flow How to save for something big How to take advantage of your biggest asset—time

Practice & Business Management

0.75 CPD

Member $20
Non-Member $45
Karen Sill, CFP, FMA, Ryan Graham,
Recent

Career Starter Series

Taking the Nightmare Out of Networking

Now that you have found the job and are beginning to explore different practice areas of interest, your next step is to foster relationships within your legal community. And knowing how to set up and apply a framework to your networking approach is critical to making meaningful, long-lasting practice connections.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $90
Sarah Klinger, Cheryl D'sa,
Recent

Advancing Reconciliation

Respecting and Preserving Indigenous Identities

They will share preliminary findings from their study on the application of the open court principle to virtual hearing processes in the administrative tribunal context. They will evaluate artificial intelligence as a tool for legal research and increasing access to justice, and they will identify opportunities for justice system actors to improve the potential of this tool through contributions to open access legal content.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $90
, Aboriginal,
Recent

Access to Justice Week Canada

Meeting Everyday Legal Needs: A View from British Columbia

Join Sarah Klinger of the Law Office of Sarah L. Klinger and Cheryl D’Sa of Narwal Litigation LLP for lessons on how to take the nightmare out of networking to confidently build your practice. Attendees will work through scenarios to identify their networking style and create a plan that applies the key skills needed to achieve professional success.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
,
Recent

Access to Justice Week Canada

Open Access, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Hearings: Access to Justice Research from the Edge

This 90-minute discussion (including a 30-minute Q&A) will be moderated Connor Bildfell (Chair of the CBABC’s Access to Justice Committee) and feature a distinguished panel

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
,
Recent

Advancing Reconciliation

UNDRIP in your Practice

This session explores the fundamentals of Indigenous identity, key issues related to false claims and what non-Indigenous and Indigenous lawyers can do to appropriately protect against this. This session is for all lawyers, articling and law students, and judges.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $90
, Aboriginal,
Recent

Diversity on Tribunals 2023

Considering a decision-making role in your legal career? This virtual event offers first-hand experiences from tribunal members, and teaches you how to navigate the application process. The case for increasing diversity on our tribunals is strong.  Bring your questions for our panel.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
Paul Singh, Luningning (Ning) Alcuitas-Imperial, Kate Campbell, Nancy Singh, ,

Diversity on the Bench 2023

The case for diversity on the bench is strong. Diversity benefits decision-making, prioritizes a wide range of experience and enhances public confidence in the judicial system as a whole. Learn about the day-to-day activities of a judge in Provincial and Supreme Courts, what to consider when applying to the Bench, and how applications are evaluated. Through this event, you will have an opportunity to consider more deeply your own practices and aspirations

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
The Honourable Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, The Honourable Justice David C. Harris, The Honourable Justice Jasvinder S. Basran, The Honourable Justice Jasmin Z. Ahmad, The Honourable Judge J. Gary Cohen, Aleem Bharmal, KC,

Suffering isn't a Badge of Honour: National Study on Lawyer Wellness Findings and Recommendations)

The National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession in Canada validated what many know to be true: lawyers in Canada face health challenges due to the structure of our profession. Following a brief review of the Report, Ms. Simmons will highlight recommendations to improve the circumstances in our profession.

 

0.75 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Kerry Simmons, K.C., Executive Director, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch,

Update from the Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA)

Join us for an update on a variety of topics related to land title practice including policy updates, enhancements to the submission process, future developments and more.

 

0.75 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Larry Blaschuk, Registrar of Land Titles + Acting Director of Land Titles, Land Title and Survey Authority,

Beyond the Basics - Advanced Topics in Title Insurance

A look at some of the lesser known endorsements & coverages; CRA super-priority liens and other mortgage priority issues; First nations land developments and leasehold title insurance policies; and fraud and anti-money laundering updates

 

0.5 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Brett Horton, Counsel & Director, Commercial Business Development - BC, Stewart Title Guaranty Company,

View from the Bench in Northern BC

In this session, learn the basics of UNDRIP and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, and how this impacts your practice, whether you are a family law lawyer or involved with land development, or another practice area. This session will also benefit those working in law and policy reform.

 

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
The Hon. Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, Provincial Court of BC; The Hon. Judge Michael Brecknell, Provincial Court of BC (Northern Region), Aboriginal,

Trauma Informed Practice for Lawyers in Small Communities

Myrna McCallum introduces the relational approach to the practice of law which benefits you, your clients, your colleagues and the legal profession. This session will deliver high-level education in trauma, resilience, compassion, empathy, humility, boundaries, vicarious trauma and good professional relationship strategies you didn't know you needed.

 

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Myrna McCallum, The Trauma-Informed Lawyer,

National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession in Canada

The Chair of the LSBC Mental Health Task Force and a Member of the Federation Steering Committee that commissioned the National Mental Health report, will review the findings in the report, and will discuss what legal professionals, legal employers, and law departments can do to address these issues, giving you insights on the comprehensive and up-to-the minute understanding of how legal professionals in Canada are doing, and what can be done to improve the profession for everyone.

 

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Brook Greenburg K.C., Fasken,

Your Health, Your Wellness:

Lawyer Wellbeing in a Changing World

Prioritizing health and wellbeing is a significant issue for lawyers, law students and employers. The recent comprehensive National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession sounds the alarm about the profession’s impact on mental health, and the urgency to respond in workplaces and the justice and legal systems themselves.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $100
Shari Pearlman, Kerry Simmons, K.C.,

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series Part 3:

Pathways to Lawyer Well-Being: Inclusive Environments Matter

Our panelists explored the Study’s findings and recommendations, demystified response strategies and resources, and explored personal and systemic changes to improve lawyer wellbeing.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Dimple Kainth, Steven Ngo, Hasan Alam, Scott Morishita, Kerry Simmons, K.C.,

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series Part 2:

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious bias can be detrimental to growing a diverse and innovative workforce. If everyone is the same, everyone will have the same ideas and come to the same conclusions. And that’s not how great businesses are built. In this session, we cover unconscious bias in the workplace – what it is, when it happens, and what strategies can be used to challenge the behaviour.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Miriam Leung, Shetin Adams, Synthia Kloot,

Talent Management Series Part 2:

What Lawyers Want: How to Recruit and Retain the Next Generation

Legal employers and lawyers each have expectations about their working relationship and this impacts how employers to recruit and retain legal talent. Lawyers of today want more: financial stability, work-life balance, flexible work options and a law firm that prioritizes diversity and equity for its employees. In this session, our speakers discussed how to develop a recruitment strategy that fits today’s market and how to retain lawyers for the long-term. This session is ideal for small-medium sized firm employers and leaders.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Mike Race, Amrit Rai, Jennifer Lau,

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series Part 1:

Including Lawyers with Disabilities

Lawyers with disabilities are no strangers to overcoming personal and professional barriers. The legal profession has made important efforts to improve access, challenge discriminatory practices and educate practitioners about the ability for lawyers with disabilities to succeed in this profession. But more can be done to help legal employers and law firms include lawyers with disabilities and pave the way for a more diverse legal team and client service model. In this session, panelists share their experiences, insights and best practices.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Carrie Moffatt, Jessica Vliegenthart,

Talent Management Series Part 3:

Working Better Together: Maximizing Paralegal Talent

Paralegals represent a growing sector of talent in both law firms and legal departments. Knowing how to work collaboratively with a paralegal is critical to enhance the productivity and profitability of your firm. Paralegals bring experience and expertise in building client relationships and process management and can combine their knowledge of legal concepts with new and innovative legal technology tools.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Elizabeth Kollias and Adnan Habib,

Access to Justice Week BC

Innovating to Create Market-Based Solutions

Globalization is disrupting traditional legal roles and organizational structures and technology is reconfiguring how almost all services are delivered. Recognizing these trends, many legal practitioners and access to justice advocates have decided to innovate and implement market-based solutions to meet unmet legal needs in BC and Canada, in a sustainable way.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $100
Hersh Perlis, Legal Innovation Zone; Matt Canzer, Butterfly Legal; Marcus M. Sixta, Crossraods Law and Coach My Case; Chyanne Sharma, Coach My Case,

Access to Justice Week BC

Neurodiversity in Law

Access to Justice Centre for Excellence and CBABC host a panel discussion with Dr. Lawrence Fung (Stanford Neurodiversity Project), Simon Margolis (BLG Toronto) and Keenan Nadeau. Topics will include the competitive advantage of neurodivergent legal professionals, the practical challenges that neurodiversity presents in law school and law firm environments, and best practices for supporting thought diversity in law.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $100
Dr. Lawrence Fung, Stanford University; Simon Margolis, Bordon Ladner Gervais LLP; Keenan Nadeau, Unversity of Dalhousie Schulich Law,

Access to Justice Week BC

Whose Job is it Anyway?

What role do lawyers, notaries and paralegals have to play? The provincial government’s Intentions Paper on the regulation of lawyers and other legal service providers suggests that regulation changes are part of the solution.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $100
Paul Craven, Justice Services Branch; Chris McPherson, KC, Law Society of BC; Clare Jennings, CBABC; Elizabeth Kollias, BC Paralegal Association; Mark Iyengar, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (BC) Society; Kate Roome, The British Columbia Notaries Association, ,

Access to Justice Week BC

Access to Justice Issues in BC's Family Law System

Pro Bono Students Canada and Access to Justice BC discuss what recent research on access to justice issues within the BC family law system says and discuss people-centred design.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $100
Taiylor Wiebes; Julianna Hamilton; Jayden Friesen-Kehler,

Talent Management Series Part 1:

Becoming an Articling Principal

Thinking about becoming an articling principal, but are not sure what’s involved? Our panelists go beyond the LSBC Articling Guidelines to help you uncover the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to successfully supervise, train and mentor the next generation of lawyers.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Mike Race, ZSA Western Canada; Kevin B. Westell, Pender Litigation; Paul Tonita, Pushor Mitchell,

Career Starter Series Part 3:

Demystifying the Partnership Track

How to leverage the interview process to better understand your student’s career development needs.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Erin Roth, Edelmann & Co., Kinji Bourchier, Lawson Lundell LLP, Kelly Simington, North Shore Law,

Data, Drugs & Disorientation: Access to Justice Research From the Edge

As we recognize Access to Justice Week across Canada, join the Access to Justice Centre for Excellence for a panel showcasing the research of British Columbia scholars Kate Gower, Michael Litchfield and Yvon Dandurand. Topics will include the use of data science to diagnose unmet legal need, law reform lessons from Canada’s shifting drug policy landscape, and the struggles of individuals navigating the justice sector’s online information labyrinth.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.25 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $100
Kate Gower, Gower Modern Law, Michael Litchfield, University of Victoria, Faculty of Law & Yvon Dandurand, Professor Emeritus, University of the Fraser Valley,

Career Starter Series Part 2:

Charting Your Career Path

Strategies to overcome the challenges of supervising a student in a hybrid legal workforce.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Allison Wolf, The Lawyer Coach & Karen Ameyaw, WorkSafe BC,

Truth & Reconciliation Series Part 3:

Building Business Relationships

As Indigenous economic activity grows, it is vital to learn how to build strong and good business relationships with Indigenous clients and communities. This session explores how to identify and understand the governance structure that applies to the Indigenous community you are working with, including how to work effectively with Bands, Band Councils and Hereditary Chiefs. Through a case study approach, panelists talk about different decision-making processes and share practice advice and strategies so that you can build strong business relationships with Indigenous communities.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Saul Joseph, Clark Wilson LLP & Jared Knott, Clark Wilson LLP, Aboriginal,

Career Starter Series Part 1:

Building Your Professional Reputation

How to give constructive and regular feedback, and how to ask for support from your peers.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Kevin Loo, KC, Nathanson, Schacter, Thompson, LLP, Kimberly Henders Miller, Crown Counsel - Victoria & Yarden Gershony, Rush Ihas Hardwick,

Truth & Reconciliation Series Part 2:

Working with Clients and Community in Practice

Working towards truth and reconciliation in practice means transforming Indigenous intercultural awareness training into new ways of working with Indigenous clients and communities. It is about improving meeting and engagement practices to recognize when trauma has occurred and to avoid re-traumatizing clients, witnesses, and communities. Our panelists explore some of the challenges with the current practice methods, in practice areas like family and criminal law, to help lawyers explore new approaches to practice and work effectively towards reconciliation.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Kim Hawkins, Rise Women's Legal Clinic, Frances Rosner, Pamela Sheilds, Aboriginal,

Truth & Reconciliation Series Part 1:

Indigenous Laws in Practice

Our ability to work meaningfully and effectively with Indigenous clients and communities begins with a solid understanding of how Indigenous laws, legal orders, and principles intersect with the everyday practice of law. Our speakers will teach attendees how to identify and work with key resources and community networks to shift knowledge into practice to enhance a lawyer’s ability to work effectively towards reconciliation with their clients.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Halie Bruce, Cedar & Sage Law and Prof. Sarah Morales, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Aboriginal,

Supreme Court of British Columbia Masters Chambers Pilot

On August 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of British Columbia will launch the Masters Chambers Pilot to allow electronic submission of application records through Court Services Online for regular chambers. In the first phase, the Pilot will be available for matters 30 minutes or less at Vancouver Island registries. In this webinar, Master Muir of the Supreme Court and members of Court Services Branch will talk about document standards, demonstrate use of the CSO platform for filing application records, and answer your questions.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
Master Leslie Muir, Hazel Lew, Patricia White, Brenda Belak,

Creating Your Firm's Reconciliation Response Plan

In February 2020 CBABC members created the Reconciliation Response Plan for Law Firms (“RRP”) to help firms advance reconciliation by: maximizing awareness and understanding of the historical experiences of Indigenous people and communities, and how the legal system contributed to those experiences; and improving relationships with Indigenous clients and community in and out the workplace. In this recording, our presenters shared insights of how their firms implemented a RRP at their firms which reflects the firms values and business goals and offer helpful tips and advice on how to move to the next stage in developing an RRP for your firm.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.25 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
J. Berry Hykin, Woodward & Company Lawyers , Zach Romano, Fasken, Aboriginal,

The Business of Law Series Part 4:

Teching Your Time Back

Learn how you can leverage legal technology to improve efficiencies in your law firm and add more hours to your day. Join Clio's Rio Peterson to learn how to create an automation plan and what tools you can use to automate your practice from corrospondances to billing to document management.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Rio Peterson, Clio,

The Business of Law Series Part 3:

New Business Models

The way we deliver legal services is evolving. Over the last ten years, we have moved beyond the brick-and-mortar firm to launch virtual or hybrid practices, deconstructed the traditional fee model to offer unbundled services, and explored lower-cost resources to maximize efficiency. And these are only a small sample of the innovative business models used today.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Misti Holmes, PCLaw | Time Matters, Bryan Figueroa, PCLaw | Time Matters, Mitchell Selly, MacIsaac & Co, Digby Leigh, Digby Leigh & Co,

The Business of Law Series Part 2:

Marketing Your Law Practice

Having a solid marketing plan in place can help a business position their brand, build a customer base or drive loyalty. This session will teach you how to effectively use your resources to achieve maximum impact. Industry experts come together in this panel to share how you can develop a legal marketing strategy that suits your practice. Learn about the start-up and monitoring costs, the benefits and drawbacks of different marketing channels and how to leverage data to optimize your digital brand. This session will also help you navigate your ethical and professional responsibility requirements when using legal marketing tools and responding to the good, the bad, and the ugly of online reviews.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
,

The Business of Law Series Part 1:

Social Media for Lawyers

In this session, panelists share their expertise to help you develop a social media strategy that suits your practice needs. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of different social media platforms so you can choose the one that suits your business development needs. This session will help you meet your ethical and professional responsibility requirements on social media as you build your online profile.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
,

Reimagining the Wheel:

A Student-Centered Articling/Summer Experience

Thinking about becoming a principal to an articling student? Want to up your game to be an excellent mentor? This on-demand session is for you. Learn how to move beyond the LSBC Articling Checklist and into a collaborative work relationship with your student(s) that supports their growth and adaptability and will increase the likelihood of them staying with you as an associate.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
,

Working with Self-Represented Litigants

In this recording, panelists discuss the ethical and professional responsibilities and expectations when working with SRLs. This session help aid in better understanding the SRL experience and how to deal with potential inappropriate behaviours while still contributing to a fair and respectful experience.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
,

Truth & Reconciliation Part 4:

What the Public Sector needs to do to Move Reconciliation Forward

This on-demand session explores a wider perspective on understanding and reclaiming indigenous jurisdiction, how a new fiscal relationship could be developed between First Nations and Canada, and the role of First Nations as collectively an 11th province. Additionally, this offering includes information on the need for improved educational outcomes and consider how to close the First Nations infrastructure gap.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
, Aboriginal,

Truth & Reconciliation Part 3:

What the Private Sector needs to do to Move Reconciliation Forward

Conversations in this on-demand offering range from the inclusion of Indigenous issues in environmental, social and corporate governance, to the representation and recruitment of Indigenous peoples on corporate boards and senior management. There is also discussion about the need for a wealth management regime, changes to financial, corporate and securities legislation as well as changes to financial regulation.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
, Aboriginal,

The Business Behind Law:

Strategic Financial Planning for Law Firms

Invest in your law firm with this strategic session intended to help optimize your business. Starting with the 101 on the business of law, a panel of speakers will guide attendees through the 3 pillars of financial planning and practice management: operational management, growth and succession planning.

Practice & Business Management

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
,

Cloud Computing and the Paperless Office

The new legal practice model has many lawyers working in the cloud. Find out what you need to know about cloud computing and going paperless. Topics include: what’s new in cloud computing, compliance requirements, and lawyer “do’s and dont's”. In this recording, learn how to select a cloud service provider, what you can expect when negotiating a service level agreement with a cloud provider and strategic advice on privacy and technology compliance.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
,

Starting your Own Law Practice

Starting your own law firm is both a rewarding and challenging endeavour. Our panelists have successfully navigated the ins and outs of setting up a law practice. Gain advice and tips about practice management and the logistics of getting started—from office set-up and establishing a client base to securing the necessary technology to support an emerging hybrid legal workforce. Learn how to create reliable and efficient accounting practices to keep you and your business thriving in today’s legal market.

Practice & Business Management

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
,

Science-Informed Practice Part 3:

Transforming the Family Justice System

This final session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series put's knowledge into practice by providing tips and strategies to lawyers on how to improve the well-being of the children and families they serve. Watch experts leading key initiatives in BC that aim to make the family justice system more client-centred and support resilience and resolution in family law disputes.

Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
,

Science-Informed Practice Part 2:

Brain Development and Client Well-Being

This second session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series brought together experts from the health, social services, and legal sectors to talk about the link between brain health and client emotional and decision-making capacity. Learn about how conflicts impact a child or family’s well-being and how reducing adversity in the legal process can build resilience for children and families to navigate their legal issues.

Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
,

Science-Informed Practice Part 1:

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a root cause of life-long health and social challenges for children and families across North America, influencing how people respond to legal and every day life challenges. This session brings together a cross-sector panel of lawyers and medical professionals to provide education and training on ACEs, talk about the role of lawyers to address ACEs, and strategies to adapt some of your practice strategies to reduce ACEs.

Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
,

Truth & Reconciliation Part 1:

Economic Reconciliation - Working in a Colonial Framework

Economic reconciliation involves reconnecting Indigenous communities -- whose economies colonialism worked to segregate and destroy -- with local, provincial and national economies. This program offers you insights from leading experts about partnering with Indigenous businesses and Nations, the impacts of Law in Indigenous business settings, and the implications of working in a colonial framework for economic development and business relations.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
, Aboriginal,

Friends Behaving Badly:

How to Deal with Difficult Behaviour in Practice

When does conduct between ‘friends’ go beyond merely zealous advocacy or a bad day? This recording explores different forms of lawyer-to-lawyer disputes in practice. Using real-life scenarios, our panelists discussed strategies to address difficult situations that arise in litigation and solicitor practice. Walk away with tools and a list of useful resources so that you can respond to difficult behaviour in your practice.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
,

Litigation as Storytelling: R v Desaultel and the Recognition of the Sinixt

On April 23, 2021, a 7:2 majority of the Supreme Court of Canada found that the Sinixt are an Aboriginal Peoples of Canada with constitutionally protected rights in their ancestral territory in BC. This webinar discussion focuses on R v Desautel and the role of litigation in revitalizing Sinixt identity and community.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Shelly Boyd, Sinixt Elder, Mark Underhill, Arvay Finlay LLP, Kate Phipps, Arvay Finlay LLP, Moderated by Raji Mangat, Executive Director, West Coast LEAF, Indigenous,

The Real Truth about Mental Health and Lawyers

Lawyers are more likely to experience mental health challenges than almost any other profession yet are reluctant to talk about it. Panelists share their personal experiences and Derek LaCroix, QC explains the role of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
Sandra Cunningham, QC (Retd), former Crown Counsel, Winston Sayson, QC (Retd), former Crown Counsel, Derek LaCroix, QC, Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP), Sandra Kovacs, Kazlaw,

Changing Practices in Supreme Court Criminal Proceedings

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes and Justices David Masuhara and Janet Winteringham of the Supreme Court of BC offer a view from the bench on best practices for counsel appearing at remote criminal proceedings via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member Free
The Honourable Associate Chief Justice Holmes, Supreme Court of British Columbia, The Honourable Justice Masuhara, Supreme Court of British Columbia, The Honourable Justice Winteringham, Supreme Court of British Columbia,

The Art of Legal Coaching: A New Way to Provide Legal Services

Legal coaching is a type of limited scope legal service rooted in an ongoing collaborative relationship between a legal coach and a client. Learn about the history, types and models of service delivery, how to become a certified legal coach, and more.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Marcus M. Sixta, BSW, JD, Crossroads Law, Kari D. Boyle, BC Family Justice Innovation Lab, Jo-Anne Stark, Stark Solutions,

Broken Dreams, Broken Promises

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Harassment on Women in the RCMP

Justice Michel Bastarache, CC, QC explores the findings of the Merlo Davidson Report and the culture within the RCMP for women and LGBTQ2SI+ employees. The implications of this report on the law surrounding sexual harassment and discrimination are also addressed.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Substantive Law

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $150
The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache, CC, QC (Retd.),

Reclaiming Power and Place

The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

Chief Commissioner Marion Buller discusses the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. Learn about the Calls for Justice as a part of your commitment to learning the truth of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, , , Aboriginal,

A Defined Benefit Pension Plan for Law Firms

Whether you are recruiting new talent to your firm or looking to build strong retention among your staff, investing in a defined benefit pension plan may be the tool you need. CBIA/Lawyers Financial President and CEO explains how your firm can gain this valuable resource.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Dawn Marchand, President & CEO, CBIA/Lawyers Financial,

Financial Planning for Lawyers: Creating a Plan that's Right for You

How do you balance savings, law school debt, and the cost of living while living your best life? Learn about the importance of a financial plan and the practical tips for stretching income and keeping emotions out of investments.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Dustin Serviss, CFP CIM CLU CHS Lawyers Financial, Authorized Advisor Insurance & Investment Solutions,

Transforming Legal Practice

Lawyers Increasing Access to Justice

Lawyers are leveraging technology to provide a better, more cost-effective experience to their clients & to reach more people. ABA Fellow Rebecca Sandefur discusses access to civil justice and BC lawyers share how they transformed their practices with unbundled services, transparent pricing and more.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

2.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $200
Rebecca Sandefur of Arizona State University, Nicole Garton, Heritage Law, Sonali Sharma, Athena Law, Laurel Dietz, Alinea Law, Chilwin Cheng, Ascendion Law, Joel Payne, Payne Law,

Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Legal Profession

In this recorded informal Q&A session, Dr. Lisa Gunderson builds on the foundational principles of anti-racism, and delves into the larger concepts of systemic racism, equity, power/privilege and how they manifest in the legal arena.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Dr. Lisa Gunderson, OneLove Consulting,

Navigating the Early Resolution Process for Family Cases in BC Provincial Court

Guest speakers from the Ministry of Attorney General and Provincial Court discuss the new approach to resolving family law disputes, which was rolled out in BC Provincial Court in Surrey and Victoria in December 2020.

Substantive Law, Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member Free
Susan Wishart, Associate Chief Judge, Provincial Court of British Columbia, Nancy Carter, Ministry of Attorney General, Stephanie Melvin, Ministry of Attorney General, Erin Smith, Ministry of Attorney General, Oriole Courcy, Ministry of Attorney General,

Transitioning into a New Job or Workplace

Our panelists share their perspectives and experiences as a legal coach, recruiter, job seeker and employer to help you transition into a new job, even if you are just entering the job market.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Paula Price, Uplevel Lawyer Coaching, Miriam Leung, Counsel Network, Anita Fung, Thompson Cooper LLP, Sara Forte, Forte Law, , ,

Understanding Systemic Racism in the Workplace

In this engaging session, award-winning educator, community speaker, equity consultant and trainer Dr. Lisa Gunderson enhances lawyers’ understanding of systemic racism to build a stronger focus on equity, diversity, and racial identity within the legal profession.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $35
Non-Member $80
Dr. Lisa Gunderson, OneLove Consulting,

Utilizing the CBABC Reconciliation Response Plan in your Firm

CBABC guides law firms in response to the Calls to Action through adoption of a Reconciliation Response Plan (RRP). The RRP assists by aligning with a firm's business plan in an effort to maximize awareness and understanding of Indigenous concerns among corporate team members.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

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Non-Member $80
John P. Brown, Legal and Strategic Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives, McCarthy Tetrault, Karey Brooks, Principal, JFK Law, Aboriginal,

Effective Document Management in Digital Hearings

Kate Gower discusses what is happening in Courts across Canada to maintain procedural integrity in virtual proceedings, and shares best practices for managing documents in the digital environment.

Lawyering Skills, Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $85
Non-Member $150
Kate Gower, Gower Modern Law,

E-Filing for the Court of Appeal Using Adobe

Our panelists demonstrate how to use Adobe to prepare your materials and how to use the courts’ e-filing system. Whether you are preparing a smaller document or an Appeal Book, this webinar covers the basics and best practices to minimize perceived complexity and ensure success.

Lawyering Skills, Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

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Timothy Outerbridge, Registrar of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, Patricia White, CSO Information Management Business Analyst, Court Services Branch, Rose Singh, E-Discovery Project Manager, McCarthy T├ętrault LLP,

Be a Lawyer, Not a Lender: Best Practices for Getting Paid

Andrew Morrison and Greg Palm give an insightful and timely discussion about techniques you can implement to ensure you get paid for your work, including documenting retainer terms, common and creative ways of securing fees in advance, and more.

Practice & Business Management

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Andrew Morrison, Shields Harney, Greg T. Palm, Hamilton Duncan,

Implementing Virtual Mediation for Conflict Resolution

Join us as we discuss best practices and ethical issues in mediation using an online format. Learn about logistics essentials, how technology affects the structure of the mediation, how to prepare your client and yourself as counsel for an effective online mediation, and more.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Michael F. Welsh QC, FCIArb, C. Med., Q. Arb., Cert. Fam. Arb., Michael Welsh Dispute Resolution, Diane Bell QC, Clark Wilson LLP, Ronald J. Smith QC, Just Family Solution Mediation & Arbitration, Stephen McPhee QC, RLR Lawyers,

An Introduction to UNDRIP and the Making of UNDRIP Law in Canada

Gain an understanding of the significance of the Declaration and why some people, including Indigenous people, support the aspirations in the Declaration but are concerned about these becoming law. Learn about the legal meaning and risks associated with BC’s Bill 41, and potential future events.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Substantive Law

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Sandy Carpenter, Co-Founder, Canadian Regulatory and Indigenous Law, , , Aboriginal,

Truth & Reconciliation: Indigenous Rights and Title

Join our presenters, who are experts in aboriginal law, as they discuss colonial historical policies, an overview of the interpretations of “aboriginal title,” the evolution of cases from British Columbia, and more.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $80
Christopher G. Devlin, DWG Law Corporation, Elin Sigurdson, Mandell Pinder LLP, Aboriginal, Indigenous,

An Evening with Professor Gillian Hadfield

Technology, Globalization and our Legal System

Prof. Gillian Hadfield examines how to make law more accessible, effective and capable of fulfilling its role in balancing innovation, growth and fairness. She also discusses the reform & redesign of legal systems challenged by globalization & technology.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member Free
Non-Member $150
Gillian Hadfield, Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto, Center for Human-Compatible AI at the University of California, Berkeley,
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