Summary of Meetings: Social Justice
Number of Meetings Held:3
November 2, 2022
Registration Count: 50
Guest Speakers: Maureen Silcoff, Benjamin Liston, and Ga Grant
Meeting Title/Topic: Justice for Asylum Seekers: A Panel Discussion on the STCA Constitutional Challenge
Synopsis: The CBABC Social Justice Section and Refugee Lawyers Group joined together for a panel discussion on the recent constitutional challenge to the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement, heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on October 6, 2022. This was a joint meeting with Immigration Law.
March 20, 2023
Registration Count: 39
Guest Speakers: Caitlin Shane, Sarah Runyon, and Kali Sedgemore
Meeting Title/Topic: What's New in Drug Policy in BC
Synopsis: Topics included the impacts legislative changes have had on day- to-day criminal law practice, those criminalized for drug use, and what law reform is still needed for more compassionate and effective drug policy.
May 18, 2023
Registration Count: 7
Meeting Title/Topic: Social Justice Spring Social
Synopsis: Casual networking event for lawyers interested in social justice lawyering.