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 29, 2022

All times listed in Pacific time.

Thu Sep 29

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Fraser Valley Section

Why do business valuations cost so much (and anything else you’ve always wanted to know about them but were afraid to ask)?

Business and Income Valuations for Family Law by Certified Business Valuator Kiu Ghanavizchian

Thursday September 29 2022, Certified Business Valuator Kiu Ghanavizchian, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Sep 29

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Appellate Advocacy Section

Chambers Bootcamp Part 1: Stays and Bail Pending Appeal

Please join the CBA BC Appellate Advocacy Section for the first in a series of short sessions designed to give junior and mid-level counsel the tools for success in Court of Appeal chambers practice. On the agenda for Chambers Bootcamp Part 1: stays and bail pending appeal.

Thursday September 29 2022, Mila Shah, Crown Appeal Division, Aubin Calvert, Hunter Litigation Chambers, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Oct 4

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Victoria)

Paul Pearson, LSBC Bencher (Victoria County) and CBABC Board Director at Large, Sarah L. Klinger engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Tuesday October 4 2022, Paul Pearson, LSBC Bencher (Victoria) and Sarah Klinger, PD,

Tue Oct 11

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties Section

Cambie Surgeries: Charter right to medical care?

Please join us to hear from counsel for the appellant, counsel for the respondent, and counsel for one of the intervenors to all provide us with their perspectives on this important decision on constitutional access to healthcare. 

Tuesday October 11 2022, Geoffrey Cowper QC, Fasken, Alison Latimer QC, Jonathan Penner, Ministry of Attorney General, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Oct 13

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Truth & Reconciliation Series - Part 2: Working with Indigenous Clients and Community in Practice

Our second session of the Truth & Reconciliation Series will teach you how to be trauma-informed and culturally aware when working with Indigenous clients and communities in areas like family law and criminal law.

Thursday October 13 2022, Kim Hawkins, Frances Rosner, Pamela Shields, Aboriginal, PD,

Wed Oct 19

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Surrey)

Gurminder Sandhu, LSBC Bencher (Westminster County) and Kamaljit K. Lehal engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Wednesday October 19 2022, Gurminder Sandhu, LSBC Bencher (Westminster), Kamaljit K. Lehal, PD,

Wed Oct 19

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Career Starter Series - Part 1: Building Your Professional Reputation

Our speakers navigate what professionalism looks like in practice. Learn how to develop business and practice-specific relationships so that you can build and maintain a strong professional network. Review the connection between personal activities and professional reputation and lines not to cross. Skills covered include how to be professional in your written and oral communication, virtual presence, and in-person connections to be seen as credible and trustworthy among lawyers and other professionals.

Wednesday October 19 2022, Kevin Loo, KC, Kimberly Henders Miller, and Yarden Gershony, PD,

Sat Oct 22

9:00am - 4:00pm

5.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Prince Rupert County Connects 2022 (Smithers)

Join the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch as we bring you a unique 5-hour CPD accredited hybrid conference that discusses FASD, local community support resources, working with witnesses through a trauma-informed lens, managing your wellbeing and practice, ethics, and a roundtable discussion of local issues that are important to you!

Saturday October 22 2022, Various - See Agenda, PD,

Mon Oct 24

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Truth & Reconciliation Series - Part 3: Building Business Relationships

Part three of our Truth & Reconciliation series will teach you about different decision-making processes and governance structures so that you can build strong business relationships with Indigenous communities.

Monday October 24 2022, Saul Joseph, Jared Knott, Aboriginal, PD,

Wed Oct 26

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Career Starter Series Part 2: Charting Your Career Path

Making your way through the early years of your career as a lawyer is both an exciting and sometimes overwhelming experience. Whether you have clear career goals, or on a windier path, this session is for you. Gain advice, tools and resources from The Lawyer Coach Allison Wolf and lawyer Karen Ameyaw about navigating various career trajectories in the first years of your practice.

Wednesday October 26 2022, Allison Wolf and Karen Ameyaw, PD,

Wed Oct 26

9:00am - 10:15am

1.25 CPD (1.25 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development and Access to Justice Centre for Excellence

Data Drugs & Disorientation: Access to Justice Research from the Edge

As we recognize Access to Justice Week across Canada, join us for a panel showcasing the research of British Columbia scholars Kate Gower, Michael Litchfield and Yvon Dandurand. Topics will include the use of data science to diagnose unmet legal need, law reform lessons from Canada’s shifting drug policy landscape, and the struggles of individuals navigating the justice sector’s online information labyrinth.

Wednesday October 26 2022, Kate Gower, Michael Litchfield and Yvon Dandurand, PD,

Mon Oct 31

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Kelowna)

Thomas Fellhauer, KC, and Audra Bayer, discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Monday October 31 2022, Thomas Fellhauer, KC, LSBC Life Bencher (Okanagan) and Audra Bayer, PD,

Wed Nov 2

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

WEBINAR

CBABC Professional Development

Career Starter Series Part 3: Demystifying the Partnership Track

Becoming a partner at a law firm is an exciting prospect for some associates. Others may be undecided on whether making partner is right for them. This session uncovers what it means to become a partner in various firm settings. How have successful lawyers made the decision for themselves? What are the benefits and drawbacks of partnership? What are some different partnership models? And, if a lawyer wants to become a partner, what can they do to achieve this goal?

Wednesday November 2 2022, Erin Roth, Kinji Bourchier and Kelly Simington , PD,

Thu Nov 17

8:30am - 4:00pm

5.5 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Making Your Case with a Better Memory

Join nationally recognized memory training consultant Paul Mellor in a unique 6-hour CPD accredited seminar that will bolster your memory. Learn techniques to improve your everyday practice. Mellor’s objective is to show how a trained memory can increase your efficiency and productivity in all aspects of law. He will help you lay a foundation for total recall.

Thursday November 17 2022, Paul Mellor, PD,

Tue Nov 22

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC Professional Development

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Nanaimo)

Brian Dybwad, LSBC Bencher (Nanaimo County) and Patricia Blair engage participants to discuss real-life ethical scenarios, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Participants will work together during this interactive, in-person session to tackle emerging ethical practice issues and gain insights to fulfill their obligations to clients, the courts, the profession and the public.

Tuesday November 22 2022, Brian Dybwad, LSBC Bencher (Nanaimo) and Patricia Blair, PD,
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