Annual Report 2022-2023

  • July 13, 2023

Summary of Meetings: Family Law – Okanagan

Number of Meetings Held:4

September 13, 2022
Registration Count: 10
Guest Speakers: All attendees
Meeting Title/Topic: Proposed Changes to Property Division and Spousal Support under the Family Law Act
Synopsis: The FLA and CBABC’s Family Law Working Group prepared a submission about the proposed changes. The meeting discussed these changes.

October 21, 2022
Registration Count: 36
Guest Speakers: Scott Amano
Meeting Title/Topic: Valuation Report Review Tips
Synopsis: Scott Amano of Amano Financial Advisory Services provided hot tips and tricks for reviewing valuation reports. Emphasis will be placed on issues that are more challenging to identify on initial review.

November 15, 2022
Registration Count: 24
Guest Speakers: Jane Morley
Meeting Title/Topic: Avoiding ACE's/conflict for children
Synopsis: Jane Morley, Access for Justice B.C. discussed ACEs, their impact and how they feature in the family justice system. Learn more about the important work that is being done in the Transform the Family Justice Collaborative:

April 27-28, 2023
Registration Count: 85
Guest Speakers: Various speakers
Meeting Title/Topic: Family Law Conference 2023
Synopsis: Tax issues, separation agreements, pension division. On top of your already complex and heavy workload, you must also manage your practice and obligations to your clients. How do you navigate it all? Good Clients on their Worst Behaviour dove into the nuances and the psychology that stir up your practice. In addition to the robust line up of panels and topics, the conference, that took place at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa, wove in leisure and fine dining to connect you with colleagues and as a reprieve from the stressors of your practice.

June 29, 2023
Registration Count: 38
Guest Speakers: Alex Boland and Julia Chalkley
Meeting Title/Topic: Challenging Support Scenarios
Synopsis: Alex Boland and Julia Chalkley, Connect Family Law, discussed unusual, difficult, and emerging support issues.