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 Sep 20, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Tue Sep 21

4:30pm - 6:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Friends Behaving Badly: How to Deal with Difficult Behaviour in Practice

Explore different forms of lawyer-to-lawyer disputes in practice. Using real-life scenarios, our panelists will discuss strategies to address difficult situations that arise in litigation and solicitor practice. You will leave the session with tools and a list of useful resources so that you can respond to difficult behaviour in your practice.

Tuesday September 21 2021, Simmi K. Sandhu (PAAB), Laylee Rohani (Cook Roberts LLP), , Kirsten Scrimshaw (Ally Workplace Law), Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Sep 22

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2.0 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Victoria Section

Gladue Reports

Issues surrounding the order of reports, the content of reports, and the use of reports

Wednesday September 22 2021, Mitch Walker, John Labossiere, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Sep 22

5:30pm - 6:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Taxation Law Section

Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trusts – An Overview

Stephanie Daniels, Partner at Farris LLP, will discuss the use of alter ego and joint partner trusts in estate planning, and give an overview of some key tax issues relevant to such trusts.

Wednesday September 22 2021, Stephanie Daniels, Partner at Farris LLP, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Sep 22

6:00pm - 7:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Vancouver Section

Into the Black – Step 6 of Garifoli

In this session, Maggie Loda of PPSC and Michael Barrenger of the BC Prosecution Service will discuss the Crown perspective on the Step 6 procedure. Gloria Ng and Joven Narwal, will provide the defence perspective.

Wednesday September 22 2021, Maggie Loda, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Michael Barrenger, BC Prosecution Service, Gloria Ng, Winright Law, Joven Narwal, Narwal Litigation LLP, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Sep 23

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Aboriginal Law-Vancouver Section

Framework and Process for Additions to Reserve under the Additions of Land to Reserve and Reserve Creation Act

In partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, Marnie Munro, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel for Justice Canada, is pleased to provide an introduction to the statutory framework for conferring Indian reserve land status upon fee simple and provincial Crown lands.

Thursday September 23 2021, Marnie Munro, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel for Justice Canada, Chelsea Cameron, Project Manager, Lands and Economic Development, Indigenous Services Canada, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal, Indigenous,

Wed Sep 29

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Section

Relocation under the (New) Divorce Act and caselaw update

Significant changes to the Divorce Act became effective in March 2021. Mr. Boyd will speak about the relocation provisions of the new Divorce Act, and review recent caselaw and help us to stay current on this important subject.

Wednesday September 29 2021, John-Paul E. Boyd, QC, AOCA MA LLB, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Sep 29

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

September 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)

Wednesday September 29 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Sep 30

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

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. In this webinar you will hear 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.

Thursday September 30 2021, Stacey Jessiman (Jessiman Law), Cheryl Brooks (Indigenuity Consulting Group), Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Thu Oct 7

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Okanagan Section

Business Valuations

Speaker Derek Saunders, will provide an overview of how to read and understand business valuations in a family law context including avoiding common pitfalls; and thinking critically about business valuations and their source documentation.

Thursday October 7 2021, Derek Saunders, CPA, CA, CBV, CFA, Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Oct 15

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

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 first session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series 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.

Friday October 15 2021, Dr Shirley Sze; Dr Erika Cheng; Dr Linda Uyeda; Nancy Cameron, QC, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Oct 19

1:00pm - 4:00pm

3.0 CPD (3.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Truth & Reconciliation Part 2: Indigenous Business Relations and Consultation

This session will consider perceptions, misconceptions and realities of Indigenous Peoples and explore business reasons for developing Indigenous relations. Learn the RESPECT model for building Indigenous relations while taking a look at individual and organizational strategies for developing relationships.

Tuesday October 19 2021, Flavio Caron, Trainer, ICT, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Wed Oct 20

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Kamloops)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Wednesday October 20 2021, Clare Jennings, Kim Carter,

Thu Oct 28

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

October 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 October 28 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Nov 5

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Science-Informed Practice Part 2: Brain Development and Client Well-Being

This second session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series brings 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 how conflicts in family, criminal justice, and estate matters 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.

Friday November 5 2021, Dr Shirley Sze; Dr Erika Cheng; Dr Linda Uyeda; Wayne Plenert, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Nov 9

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Science-Informed Practice Part 3: Transforming the Family Justice System

This final session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series will put knowledge into practice by provide tips and strategies to lawyers on how to improve the well-being of the children and families they serve. Learn from 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.

Tuesday November 9 2021, Nancy Cameron, QC, Jane Morley, QC, and Kerry Simmons QC, Zara Suleman, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Nov 10

11:30am - 1:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

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.

Wednesday November 10 2021, Marina Sedai, Sara Forte, Erin Brandt, Edith Szilagyi, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Nov 10

12:45pm - 1:45pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

(POSTPONED) Justice Canada: Overview of the HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers

Justice Canada will provide a brief overview of the Toolkit, talk about the findings from the user-testing and answer your questions in advance of the launch.

Wednesday November 10 2021, Cherami Wichmann, Senior Researcher, Research and Statistics Division, Justice Canada, Robin Trombley, Counsel, Family Law and Youth Justice Policy Section, Justice Canada,, Bianca Stumpf, Researcher, Research and Statistics Division, Justice Canada, Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Nov 15

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD & Victoria Bar Association

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Victoria)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Monday November 15 2021, Pinder Cheema QC, John Gailus,

Fri Nov 19

9:30am - 3:35pm

4.5 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD & BC Northwest Section

Northern BC Connects 2021

Save-the-Date for this virtual conference for lawyers across the BC North, bringing you upto 5 hours of CPD! Hear from leading lawyers and professionals about topics in estate and family litigation, ethical considerations for every lawyer, the Bail Project and much more. Stay tuned for more information, topics, and updates early this fall!

Friday November 19 2021, Various - See Agenda, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Tue Nov 23

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Nanaimo)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Tuesday November 23 2021, Clare Jennings, William (Bill) Younie QC,

Wed Nov 24

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Courtenay)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Wednesday November 24 2021, Clare Jennings, Mark Burger (Ives Burger),

Thu Nov 25

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

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”. 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. This webinar will help you to get your head in the cloud, and your eyes wide open, to do some “cirrus” business.

Thursday November 25 2021, Thomas Spraggs, Brian Mauch, Doug Munro, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Nov 25

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

November 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 November 25 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jan 27

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

January 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 January 27 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Feb 24

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

February 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 February 24 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Mar 31

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

March 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 March 31 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Apr 28

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

April 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 April 28 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu May 26

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 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,

Thu Jun 30

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 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,
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