Programs & Events Schedule

CBABC members receive complimentary access to continuing professional development (CPD) credits through Section meetings, and get preferred rates on other Professional Development events.

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Updated May 16, 2022

All times listed in Pacific time.

Wed May 18

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Natural Resources Law Section

Resource Nationalism

Please join us for an update on some of the policy and legal decisions in these countries that may impact Canadian based mining companies. There will also be an interactive discussion about steps those companies can take to protect themselves.

Wednesday May 18 2022, Patricio Cumming of PAIG Impact and Vasilis Pappas of Bennett Jones LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed May 18

4:15pm - 5:15pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Elder Law Section

Elder Law for Indigenous Individuals and Communities

Discussion to include Indigenous elder law issues, estate planning, incapacity planning, estate administration and committeeship.

Wednesday May 18 2022, Michelle Isaak, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,
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Wed May 18

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Vancouver, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) Sections

Arbitration Nuts and Bolts: Tips for Navigating Domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations

The speakers share tips on how to navigate and effectively advocate in domestic and international arbitrations. The panel discussion will run from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, followed by a half-hour networking reception for in-person attendees.

Wednesday May 18 2022, Craig R. Chiasson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, William E. Knutson, Q.C., Clyde & Co LLP, Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C., Farris LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed May 18

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2 CPD

IN-PERSON

Criminal Justice-Victoria Section

View from the Bench: Observations and Insights

Judge Robert Higinbotham and Judge Michael Munro of the Provincial Court of British Columbia will join the Victoria Criminal Section to provide their observations and insights from the bench. 

Wednesday May 18 2022, The Honourable Judge Robert Higinbotham, The Honourable Judge Michael Munro,
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Thu May 19

10:00am - 11:00am

1 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Section

Family Philanthropy - Keeping the Kids in the Picture

How and why donors should involve their children in their charitable giving. The presentation will also address the risks to planned gifts if the kids are excluded from the discussions and planning of charitable gifts.

Thursday May 19 2022, Emma Ferguson, Associate Counsel, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Roger Lee, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue May 24

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

Workplace Investigations, SOGIC Sections

Gender Identity and Pronouns in the Workplace

Adrienne Smith, who was counsel for the complainant in Nelson v. Goodberry Restaurant Group, will provide their insight and analysis to give attendees advice on the use of pronouns in the workplace, including best practices for workplace investigators.

Tuesday May 24 2022, Adrienne Smith, Adrienne Smith Law, Zoom, Webinar, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, LGBTQ,

Tue May 24

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Human Rights Law Section

BC Human Rights Tribunal Update

Emily Ohler, Chair of the BC Human Rights Tribunal will provide attendees with an overview of the Tribunal’s ongoing process review, including where it is at and where it is headed in the months to come.

Tuesday May 24 2022, Emily Ohler, Zoom, Webinar, HRT,

Wed May 25

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD (1.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Young Lawyers-Okanagan, Young Lawyers Sections

Taking the Nightmare Out of Networking

Sarah Klinger of the Law Office of Sarah L. Klinger for her tips on networking to build relationships and build your practice

Wednesday May 25 2022, Sarah Klinger, Law Office of Sarah L. Klinger, Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed May 25

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Legislation & Law Reform Committee Section

Legislation & Law Reform Committee

The BC Government is in the process of updating legislation for money judgements. Professer Cumings QC has been retained to assist with this process and will be discussing this with members.

Wednesday May 25 2022, Professor Ron Cuming QC, Distinguished Professor, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu May 26

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

The Business of Law Series Part 4: Teching Your Time Back - Easy Ways to Automate Your Law Firm

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 correspondence to billing to document management.

Thursday May 26 2022, Rio Peterson, Senior Affinity Partnerships Manager, Clio, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu May 26

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Diversity on Tribunals 2022

Considering shifting to a decision-making role in your legal career? In this virtual event, yyou’ll hear about first-hand experiences from tribunal members, and learn how to proceed through the application process. The case for increasing diversity on our tribunals is strong.

Thursday May 26 2022, Various - See Agenda, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu May 26

8:30am - 9:30am

1 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

May Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday May 26 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Fri May 27

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

Overview of the Child and Youth Legal Centre Services

Overview of the work done at CYLC, including their intake process, when to consider seeking legal support for a child in a legal matter and what types of support can be provided to help.

Friday May 27 2022, Suzette Narbonne, Child and Youth Legal Centre, Ashley Trac, Child and Youth Legal Centre, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jun 2

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Administrative Law Section

Issues arising in Parallel Proceedings

Strategies for managing such cases and some of the unique tactical and evidentiary considerations at play when dealing with these overlapping areas of the law.

Thursday June 2 2022, David Butcher QC, Wilson Butcher, Greg DelBigio QC, Gregory P. DelBigio Personal Law Corporation, Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Jun 6

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC & Surrey Bar Association & South Asian Bar Association

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (SURREY)

Join CBABC, Surrey Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association as we discuss the important subject of ethics in an engaging way, as we involve audience members in the discussion of ethical scenarios involving real-life examples, case studies and the code of conduct. By examining emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice, this webinar will encourage you to think critically about ethical issues where the right path to take is not always clear. It will help you consider which decision-making criteria will fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Monday June 6 2022, Gurminder Sandhu, Kamaljit K. Lehal,

Tue Jun 7

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Municipal Law Section

Local Government Housing Issues in BC

Please join us as a panel of experienced lawyers discuss about how local governments are responding to and dealing with the affordable housing crisis. They will also discuss on the perspective from BC Housing in partnering with municipalities on affordable housing projects. Susan Do will discuss BC Housing’s role in affordable housing projects. Susan will also discuss the practice points she addresses as legal counsel for BC Housing when partnering in a development with a municipality and a non-profit society. Reece Harding will discuss the New Westminster renoviction bylaw cases and tenant assistance polices. Lisa Van Den Dolder will discuss some of the City of Victoria's affordable housing initiatives and legal mechanisms for achieving them.

Tuesday June 7 2022, Susan Do, Real Estate & Banking Lawyer, Boughton Law, Reece Harding, Local Government Litigator, Young Anderson, Lisa van den Dolder, Assistant City Solicitor, City of Victoria, Zoom, Webinar,
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Fri Jun 10

SeeAgenda

6.5 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Wills & Estates Conference 2022

This exciting three-day getaway includes professional development learning, an evening reception with estate law trivia, and social activities around the Okanagan Valley. Topical discussions will span from wills drafting issues, predator protection, various trusts, tax issues, and an interactive, fun-filled mock-mediation.

Friday June 10 2022, Various - See Agenda,

Mon Jun 13

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Labour Law Section

Annual Labour Law Bear Pit

Join the labour community for the Annual "Bear Pit". Comments will address latest updates in labour news. The event will follow a traditional "Bear Pit" format and questions from the participants are strongly encouraged.

Monday June 13 2022, Deputy Minister Trevor Hughes, Jennifer Glougie, Chair of the LRB, and other members of the Board., Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Jun 20

12:45pm - 2:00pm

1.15 CPD (1.15 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Creating your Firm's Reconciliation Response Plan

Our speakers will share stories of how their firms implemented a RRP in their firms that reflects their values and business goals and offer helpful tips and advice on how to move to the next stage in developing a RRP for your firm.

Monday June 20 2022, J. Berry Hykin and Zach Ramano, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Jun 30

8:30am - 9:30am

1 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

June Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday June 30 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,