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 Aug 16, 2022

All times listed in Pacific time.

Wed Aug 24

12:45pm - 1:45pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

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 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.

Wednesday August 24 2022, Master Leslie Muir, British Columbia Supreme Court, Patricia White, Court Services Online Product Manager, Hazel Lew, Business Analyst Consultant, Brenda Belak, Legal Counsel, British Columbia Supreme Court, PD,

Wed Sep 7

4:15pm - 5:15pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Elder Law Section

Medical Assistance in Dying: Law, Practice, and New Developments

A higher proportion of people in British Columbia choose medical assistance in dying (MAiD) than in any other province or territory. This seminar will discuss: the current law on MAiD, and what changed last year as a result of Bill C-7.

Wednesday September 7 2022, Laurel Plewes, MScN, RN with Vancouver Coastal Health , Dr. Adam Sandell, Doctor with Vancouver Coastal Health , , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Sep 15

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Vancouver Section

Good on Paper – Tips on Written Advocacy Before the Courts

Effective advocacy starts with good writing. Join us for a discussion on the similarities and differences in writing styles when writing for the Supreme Court as compared to the Court of Appeal, and for what it takes to get your writing right!

Thursday September 15 2022, Justice Susan Griffin (of the BC Court of Appeal) and Justice Lauren Blake (of the BC Supreme Court), with Angela Folino (of Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP) moderating, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Sep 15

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD

ONLINE

Administrative Law Section

Admin Law 101: Key Concepts Other Than Standard of Review and Procedural Fairness

This session will review the concepts of introducing new evidence / the record, mootness, prematurity / exhaustion of internal remedies, and delay.

Thursday September 15 2022, Ben Parkin, Director - Litigation at WorkSafeBC, Meera Bennet, Legal counsel at Legal Services Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General, Clayton Gallant, Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Johanna Goosen, Senior Manager, Litigation at WorkSafe BC, Zoom, Webinar,
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Mon Sep 26

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Truth & Reconciliation Series - Part 1: Indigenous Laws and Practices

Join us to learn about how Indigenous laws and legal principles apply in practice in BC.

Monday September 26 2022, Halie Bruce and Prof. Sarah Morales, Aboriginal, PD,

Wed Sep 28

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

ADR-Vancouver Section

Cultural Awareness and Honouring Unique Perspectives in Mediation

Join us for a discussion with Nerissa Yan and Harpreet Minhas, experienced litigators as they share their thoughts on navigating cultural differences and assumptions, and how awareness and sensitivity by both mediators and counsel is integral to effective practice.

Wednesday September 28 2022, Nerissa Yan, Partner, Yan Muirhead LLP , Harpreet S. Minhas, Associate Counsel, Mandeep Randhawa Law Corporation, Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,

Wed Sep 28

6:00pm - 7:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Vancouver Section

First Nations Court: A Primer

Join the New Westminster First Nations Court team to learn all about First Nations Courts in British Columbia. Speakers will discuss having your client's file dealt with in First Nations Court, how the court works, and what your client can expect if admitted.

Wednesday September 28 2022, Judge Garth Smith, BC Provincial Court, Lori Ashton, BC Prosecution Service, Leslie Leclair, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Mike Smith, Duty Counsel, Zoom, Webinar,
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Tue Oct 4

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Victoria)

Paul Pearson, LSBC Bencher (Victoria County) and CBABC Board Director at Large, Sarah L. Klinger engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Tuesday October 4 2022, Paul Pearson, LSBC Bencher (Victoria) and Sarah Klinger., PD,

Thu Oct 6

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Nanaimo)

Brian Dybwad, LSBC Bencher (Nanaimo County) and Patricia Blair engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Thursday October 6 2022, Brian Dybwad, LSBC Bencher (Nanaimo) and Patricia Blair, PD,

Thu Oct 13

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Truth & Reconciliation Series - Part 2: Working with Indigenous Clients and Community in Practice

Our second session of the Truth & Reconciliation Series will teach you how to be trauma-informed and culturally aware when working with Indigenous clients and communities in areas like family law and criminal law.

Thursday October 13 2022, Kim Hawkins and Frances Rosner, Aboriginal, PD,

Wed Oct 19

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Surrey)

Gurminder Sandhu, LSBC Bencher (Westminster County) and Kamaljit K. Lehal engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Wednesday October 19 2022, Gurminder Sandhu, LSBC Bencher (Westminster), Kamaljit K. Lehal, PD,

Wed Oct 19

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Career Starter Series - Part 1: Building Your Professional Reputation

Our speakers navigate what professionalism looks like in practice. Learn how to develop business and practice-specific relationships so that you can build and maintain a strong professional network. Review the connection between personal activities and professional reputation and lines not to cross. Skills covered include how to be professional in your written and oral communication, virtual presence, and in-person connections to be seen as credible and trustworthy among lawyers and other professionals.

Wednesday October 19 2022, Kevin Loo, QC, Kimberly Henders Miller, and Yarden Gershony, PD,

Sat Oct 22

 

CPD TBD (2.0 ethics)

HYBRID

CBABC Professional Development

Prince Rupert County Connects 2022 (Smithers)

Join us in Smithers this fall for a regional hybrid-conference with topical Criminal and Family sessions for lawyers across the North - Stay tuned for more information!

Saturday October 22 2022, Various - See Agenda, PD,
Save the Date

Mon Oct 24

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Truth & Reconciliation Series - Part 3: Building Business Relationships

Part three of our Truth & Reconciliation series will teach you about different decision-making processes and governance structures so that you can build strong business relationships with Indigenous communities.

Monday October 24 2022, Saul Joseph, Jared Knott, Aboriginal, PD,

Wed Oct 26

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Career Starter Series Part 2: Charting Your Career Path

Making your way through the early years of your career as a lawyer is both an exciting and sometimes overwhelming experience. Whether you have clear career goals, or on a windier path, this session is for you. Gain advice, tools and resources from The Lawyer Coach Allison Wolf and lawyer Karen Ameyaw about navigating various career trajectories in the first years of your practice.

Wednesday October 26 2022, Allison Wolf and Karen Ameyaw, PD,

Wed Oct 26

9:00am - 10:15am

1.25 CPD (1.25 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development and Access to Justice Centre for Excellence

Data Drugs & Disorientation: Access to Justice Research from the Edge

As we recognize Access to Justice Week across Canada, join us 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.

Wednesday October 26 2022, Kate Gower, Michael Litchfield and Yvon Dandurand, PD,

Mon Oct 31

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Kelowna)

Thomas Fellhauer, QC, and Audra Bayer, discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Monday October 31 2022, Thomas Fellhauer, QC, LSBC Life Bencher (Okanagan) and Audra Bayer, PD,

Wed Nov 2

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Career Starter Series Part 3: Demystifying the Partnership Track

Becoming a partner at a law firm is an exciting prospect for some associates. Others may be undecided on whether making partner is right for them. This session uncovers what it means to become a partner in various firm settings. How have successful lawyers made the decision for themselves? What are the benefits and drawbacks of partnership? What are some different partnership models? And, if a lawyer wants to become a partner, what can they do to achieve this goal?

Wednesday November 2 2022, Erin Roth and Kinji Bourchier, PD,

Thu Nov 17

8:30am - 4:00pm

5.5 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Making Your Case with a Better Memory

Join nationally recognized memory training consultant Paul Mellor in a unique 6-hour CPD accredited seminar that will bolster your memory. Learn techniques to improve your everyday practice. Mellor’s objective is to show how a trained memory can increase your efficiency and productivity in all aspects of law. He will help you lay a foundation for total recall.

Thursday November 17 2022, Paul Mellor, PD,
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