Programs & Events Schedule

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Updated May 30, 2024

All times listed in Pacific time.

Thu May 30

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Employment Law Section

From Model to Marginalized: Managing Performance and Accommodations in the Workplace

Nazanin Panah, Navpreet Chhina, and Jim Wu discuss recent tribunal decisions, potential roadblocks employees face when asserting protected grounds and/or seeking accommodations, as well as issues employers may face when balancing accommodation, inquiry and privacy concerns.

Thursday May 30 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu May 30

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Section

Land Trusts: Charities, Legislation and Conserving Natural Landscapes

Paul Peterson, Lawyer, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, and David Cunnington, BC Ecological Gifts Program Coordinator, Environmental Climate Change Canada, discuss land trusts and charities working with federal and provincial legislation for the conservation of natural landscapes. 

Thursday May 30 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Fri May 31

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Immigration Law Section

Criminal Issues in Immigration Law

Rob Dhanu, KC, delves into the intricate nexus of criminal issues for immigration lawyers. Learn the basics, from understanding the implications of criminal convictions on immigration status to strategies for mitigating such impacts. 

Friday May 31 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Sun Jun 2

6:00pm - 5:30pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON

Young Lawyers-Lower Mainland, Young Lawyers-Okanagan, Young Lawyers-Victoria Sections

Behind the Bench: Associate Judge Shadowing - Kamloops

The Young Lawyers Sections host two-day Associate Judge Shadowing Sessions in Kamloops, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria. All new lawyers, articling students, and law students are welcome.

Sunday June 2 2024, ,
New

Mon Jun 3

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Aboriginal Law-Vancouver, Aboriginal Law-Vancouver Island Sections

Annual Case Law Update

Robert Janes, KC discusses the highs, lows, and everything in between of Aboriginal Law, as he reviews notable decisions from the past year.  

Monday June 3 2024, , Zoom, Webinar, Indigenous,

Tue Jun 4

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Okanagan Section

Trial Preparation Discussion

Christopher Hart, Partner, Nixon Wenger LLP, facilitates a roundtable discussion featuring Jeffrey Robinson, Partner, Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP, Andrew Prior, Associate Counsel, Pihl Law Corporation, and Kylie Walman, Family Law Partner, Nixon Wenger LLP, revealing various strategies and techniques to successfully prepare for trial.

Tuesday June 4 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jun 5

12:45pm - 1:45pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Children's Law Section

Hearing from Children in Family Law Matters: Part 4 - Children’s Lawyers

Michael Zimmerman and Suzette Narbonne discuss how children can be heard in family justice processes.

Wednesday June 5 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jun 6

4:30pm - 6:30pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Class Action Section

Class Actions Year In Review

Robin Reinertson and Anthony Leoni discuss highlights, trends, and notable developments in class actions over the past year. Please join us for a social hour afterwards where guests can mingle and debrief following the session.

Thursday June 6 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Jun 11

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Workplace Investigations Section

Conducting Regulatory Investigations

Graeme Hooper and Kevin Westell provide a discussion on conducting regulatory investigations.

Tuesday June 11 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Jun 11

4:00pm - 6:00pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Family Law-Okanagan Section

Parent Child Contact Problems

Iris Wagner-Ritzmann provides an overview of the complex contributing factors that cause resist/refusal dynamics within the context of the family system, the research findings regarding best practices and interventions, as well as importance of collaboration between legal and mental health professionals.

Tuesday June 11 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jun 12

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Labour Law Section

Annual Labour Law Bear Pit

Trevor Hughes, Jennifer Glougie and other members of the Labour Relations Board address recent updates in labour news followed by a traditional "Bear Pit" format where members from the audience are given the opportunity to ask questions.

Wednesday June 12 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jun 12

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Immigration Law Section

Refugee Law 101

Sarah Reid, Velletta Pedersen Christie, and Sarah N. Goodman, Crease Harman LLP, explore the nuanced legal frameworks governing refugee protection, deciphering the definition of a Convention refugee, and navigating the complexities of the refugee claim process.

Wednesday June 12 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Jun 12

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

Fertility Law Basics and Clauses for Family Law Agreements

Michelle Kinney and Christine Murray give a basic overview of fertility law in British Columbia, including a discussion of provisions for separation agreements and cohabitation agreements addressing reproductive material and fertility law issues.

Wednesday June 12 2024, ,

Wed Jun 12

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Human Rights Law Section

Update from the Human Rights Tribunal

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

Wednesday June 12 2024, , Zoom, Webinar, HRT,

Fri Jun 14

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Young Lawyers-Lower Mainland, Young Lawyers-Okanagan, Young Lawyers-Victoria Sections

Ethics & Compliance for Early Career Lawyers

Esteemed speakers Kevin B. Westell, Pender Litigation, and Thomas L. Spraggs, Spraggs Law, share their perspectives on how to navigate ethics as an early career lawyer.

Friday June 14 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Jun 14

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Natural Resources Law Section

Mineral Tenure Act Reform

Julia Iwama and Ruben Tillman delve into the implications of the Gitxaala decision within the framework of the Mineral Tenure Act and the modernization process.

Friday June 14 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Jun 17

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD (0.5 ethics)

ONLINE

Legal Research Section

Refresher on the Law of Privilege

Codie Chisholm and Catherine Whitehead review the scope and content of, and the exceptions to, the class privileges relevant to commercial practice and commercial litigation (solicitor/client privilege; litigation privilege; and settlement privilege).

Monday June 17 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Jun 18

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Women Lawyers Forum-Vancouver Island

On the Path to Equity: Women in Law - Roundtable & Update

A lively roundtable dialogue that delves into the impactful 'On the Path to Equity: Women In Law' report, featuring an exclusive update from Judge RenĂ©e Cochard, Retired Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Tuesday June 18 2024, , Zoom, Webinar, WLF,
New

Wed Jun 19

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Labour Law Section

Generative AI's (Current and Future) Impact on Labour Relations

Jordan Michaux & Kieran Meehan address the growing use of, and potential concerns associated with Gen AI on day-to-day operations and labour relations under its existing legal framework.

Wednesday June 19 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jun 19

4:15pm - 5:15pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Elder Law Section

BC Senior’s Advocate: Current Issues and Challenges Facing B.C. Seniors

BC’s new Senior Advocate, Dan Levitt, provides an overview of his background, the role of his office, current issues and challenges facing BC seniors, systemic ageism and the office’s priorities for the coming years.

Wednesday June 19 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jun 20

5:30pm - 7:30pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

ADR-Nanaimo Section

Building Curiosity in Mediations

Kerry Palmer delves into the world of curiosity in mediation by utilizing open questions and the application of paraphrasing and reflective listening.

Thursday June 20 2024, , Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,

Tue Jun 25

4:15pm - 5:15pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

Current Issues in Drafting

Amanda Stacey and Dwight Dee of Miller Thompson LLP, discuss current issues in drafting with respect to Wills and Trusts, including topics such as residuary gifts to charities, Trustees’ Power to Allocate, and testamentary trusts when using multiple wills.

Tuesday June 25 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jun 26

5:30pm - 8:00pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Okanagan Section

An Overview of Proof in Solemn Form Proceedings

Are you interested in learning about the “why”, “how”, and “when” for proving a testamentary document in solemn form? Shamim Aidun, Associate, Sabey Rule, provides an overview of these form proceedings. 

Wednesday June 26 2024, , Zoom, Webinar,
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