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 Mar 4, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Thu Mar 4

12:30pm - 1:45pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Section

Donation and Taxation in the Material World: Art, Land and other Gifts in Kind

Donations of art, ecological bequests, and other gifts-in-kind are subject to tax provisions, Deeds of Gift, specialized appraisals, and administrative review.  Save the date to join our expert panel of lawyers and collectors on a foray into the colourful world of gifts-in-kind.

Thursday March 4 2021, Adam Aptowitzer, of Drache, Aptowitzer (Ottawa), Glen Bloom, of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (Ottawa), TBA: speaker on terms of donations to museums and art galleries, Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Mar 5

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties Section

Notices of Constitutional Question: Tips and Tricks

The Constitutional Question Act requires anyone challenging a law or seeking a constitutional remedy to give notice to the federal & provincial Attorneys General before the matter is heard. The panel will discuss why this rule exists, how it works, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Friday March 5 2021, Jennifer Chow, Q.C, , Peter Ameerali, Jordan Regehr, John Trueman, Zoom, Webinar,
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Tue Mar 9

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Municipal Law Section

Impact of Recent Developments in Procurement to Local Governments

This session will discuss key procurement decisions across Canada over the last two years and their implications to local governments, as well as discuss the use and role of social procurement in local government purchasing.

Tuesday March 9 2021, Sonia Sahota, Partner, Civic Legal LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Mar 9

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Women Lawyers Forum-Vancouver Island

Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others: How to Unwind While our Work/Life are Intertwined

This program will provide information and interaction as we explore the stressors of having our personal and professional lives mixing together and how to carve out space to take care of ourselves while still engaging with work and homelife.

Tuesday March 9 2021, Shari R. Pearlman from the Lawyer Assistance Program, Zoom, Webinar, WLF,

Wed Mar 10

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Vancouver Island Section

Virtual Practice in Litigation: The Virtual Trial

Oana Grant, as plaintiff’s counsel, and Rory Lambert, as defence counsel, recently ran a virtual personal injury trial and will provide direct insight into how this process works.

Wednesday March 10 2021, Oana Grant, Dinning Hunter Jackson Law, Rory Lambert, Lambert Law, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Mar 11

5:00pm - 7:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD, FACL BC, UBC

Supportive Relationships Dialogue Series: Current Strategies for Fostering Reconciliation and Dismantling Colonial Approaches

This dialogue series is focused on supportive relationships between BC's Indigenous and Pan-Asian communities, working together in the past, present, and future. Change-makers, Kevin Huang, Founder of the Hua Foundation; Aaron Samuel, Pivot Legal Society; and, Corporal Chris Gosselin, Head of the RCMP's first all-Indigenous policing unit, address questions, such as: What does truth and reconciliation look like to you and/or your communities? What are some ways to build cross cultural solidarity? What are some ways to decolonize public spaces and structures in BC?

Thursday March 11 2021, Kevin Huang, Founder of the Hua Foundation, a youth empowerment society;, Aaron Samuel, Board member of Pivot Legal Society; and,, Chris Gosselin, Head of the RCMP's first all-Indigenous policing unit, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Mon Mar 15

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Young Lawyers-Victoria Section

Benchers Talk

Join Pinder Cheema, QC, one of the elected Benchers in Victoria who will discuss the joint initiative by the CBA and Federation of Law Societies regarding Well Being in our profession, the Return to Practice Rules, and general practice tips and reminders for young lawyers.

Monday March 15 2021, Pinder Cheema, QC, Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Mar 17

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Securities Law Section

Securities Litigation Update

Teresa Tomchak will discuss case law concerning plans or arrangement, take-over bids and proxy battles, oppression and derivative actions, and securities class actions.

Wednesday March 17 2021, Teresa Tomchak, Partner at Farris LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Mar 17

12:30pm - 1:45pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

Primer on the Divorce Act Amendments

Hear from Erin Brook and Samantha de Wit of the CBA National Family Law Section, as they give you a brief primer on the changes that the Divorce Act Amendments will bring for family law practitioners in B.C. 

Wednesday March 17 2021, Erin Brook, the Vice President of the CBA National Family Law Section, Samantha de Wit, Member-at-Large of the CBA National Family Law Section, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Mar 18

4:30pm - 5:30pm

1 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section

Navigating Through Practice Management Challenges

Allison Wolf, PPC, will provide tips and tools that can help you when dealing with common practice challenges such as time management/organizational issues, burning out, balancing file management and client management, etc.

Thursday March 18 2021, Allison Wolf, PCC, Founder of the AMP Club, Zoom, Webinar,
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Fri Mar 19

10:00am - 11:00am

1 CPD

ONLINE

Commercial & Real Estate-Vancouver Island Section

Common Home Construction Contract Issues

The discussion, led by Lisa M. Low, will cover tips for proper contract drafting, which can help avoid common issues in house construction projects that often result in litigation.

Friday March 19 2021, Lisa M. Low, Ramsay Lampman Rhodes' Courtenay Office, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Mar 23

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Appellate Advocacy Section

Aussie Appellate Advocacy - Comparing Notes Between Appellate Courts

Listen to two court justices from two different countries compare experiences in appellate advocacy. A special guest from Australia, Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC. Justice Groberman will join for a dialogue about issues of common interest to intermediate appellate courts.

Tuesday March 23 2021, Former Chief Justice of Victoria the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC, Justice Groberman, Court of Appeal , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Mar 24

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Banking Law Section

Private Lending and Second Mortgages

Tim Lack of Bridgehouse Law LLP will present on private lending and second mortgages.

Wednesday March 24 2021, Tim Lack, Bridgehouse Law LLP, Zoom, Webinar,
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Thu Mar 25

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

"BUT WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?" - Cultural Competency in Family Law

In this presentation, Beatriz Contreras of Contreras McLennan Law Corporation will generate a discussion on respectful intercultural communications in a family law file with emphasis on identifying some common microaggressions.

Thursday March 25 2021, Beatriz Contreras, Family & Immigration Lawyer, Contreras McLennan Law Corporation , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Mar 25

5:30pm - 7:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

ADR-Nanaimo Section

Neutrality: Challenges for Mediators

In this presentation by mediators Donna and Marshall Soules, they will invite you to explore the challenges of neutrality.

Thursday March 25 2021, Donna and Marshall Soules, Soules Consulting Ltd. , Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,
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Tue Mar 30

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Okanagan Section

A Third Option for ADR: Mediation-Arbitration

Al Perry, a local mediator and arbitrator, will discuss an underused third option to alternative dispute resolution besides mediation or arbitration alone: Mediation-Arbitration. 

Tuesday March 30 2021, Al Perry, Mediatior and Arbitrator, Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,
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Tue Mar 30

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Natural Resources Law Section

Valuation of Natural Resource Lands

Val Lucas and John Peebles AACI will discuss topics regarding natural resource land valuation, including its role in the legal practice, knowing when you've engaged in the right valuation professional, and more.

Tuesday March 30 2021, Val Lucas and John Peebles AACI P. App. (RPF Retired), Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Mar 31

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Business Law Section

Law Society's Anti-Money Laundering Rules - Client Identification and Verification

Barbara Buchanan QC will present on aspects of the Law Society’s anti-money laundering rules, including  Part 3 - Division 11 - Client Identification and Verification ("CIV")

Wednesday March 31 2021, Barbara Buchanan, QC, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Mar 31

4:00pm - 5:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC & CBA Alberta

A Conversation with Chief Commissioner Marian Buller

The CBA BC and Alberta Branches invite you to join us for a special event with Chief Commissioner Marian Buller who will speak on the Report of the Commission on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. This one-hour presentation will be followed by a moderated question and answer period. Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to attend this virtual Zoom event to hear from and engage with the Chief Commissioner.

Wednesday March 31 2021, Chief Commissioner Marian Buller, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Tue Apr 13

4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

Tips and Traps for Drafting Trust Deeds and Wills Trusts

Andrea Frisby and Laura Peach, both of Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers, will be providing comments on what trips and traps to consider when drafting trust deeds and wills trusts. 

Tuesday April 13 2021, Andrea Frisby and Laura Peach, Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers, Zoom, Webinar,
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Thu Apr 22

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Administrative Law Section

Annual Admin Law Case Law Update

Our popular annual Admin Law Case Law Update is back for 2021. This lunchtime session will canvass key decisions of the past year, including the post-Vavilov landscape and how the revised standard of review framework has been applied so far in BC. 

Thursday April 22 2021, Meera Bennett, Ministry of Attorney General – Legal Services Branch, Katie Webber, Ministry of Attorney General, Constitutional and Administrative Law Group, Zoom, Webinar,
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