Annual Report 2020/2021

  • August 17, 2021

Summary of Meetings: Family Law - Kamloops

Number of Meetings Held:4

September 23, 2020
Registration Count: 19
Guest Speaker: Master Keim
Meeting Title/Topic: Supreme Court Practice during COVID-19
Synopsis: Master Keim presented on practice at the BC Supreme Court during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates on court procedures in Kamloops and guidance to counsel on best practices during JCCs.

February 03, 2021
Registration Count: 14
Guest Speaker:
Meeting Title/Topic: February Meeting
Synopsis: AGENDA Updates (standard) a. Family Court Users b. Association of Legal Aid Lawyers National meeting with the Department of Justice New Business a. Meeting on February 24, 2020 with guest speaker Nadine Ryan b. Webinars/topics that the membership would like to cover for the rest of the term

February 24, 2021
Registration Count: 26
Guest Speaker: Richard Benwall, Legal Counsel for FMEP
Meeting Title/Topic: Child Protection Practice in Kamloops
Synopsis: Roundtable discussion on child protection issues in Kamloops.

April 21, 2021
Registration Count: 70
Guest Speaker:
Meeting Title/Topic: FMEP Information session
Synopsis: An information session regarding the Family Maintenance Enforcement Progam with Richard Benwall took place. We covered topics that included what wording in orders will FMEP enforce re: special/extraordinary expenses; annual support adjustments and when will FMEP hold off on enforcement.