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 Jan 14, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Thu Jan 14

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

A Virtual Coffee with Dr. G.: Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Legal Profession

In this informal Q&A session, Dr. Gunderson builds on the foundational principles of anti-racism, and delves into the larger concepts of systemic racism, equity, power/privilege and how they manifest in the legal arena. Come prepared to ask questions in this live and interactive session, engaging our speaker in discussions that matter to you!

Thursday January 14 2021, Dr. Lisa Gunderson, Zoom, Webinar, Racism, Workplace, Identity, Culture, Bias, Unbias, Unconscious, Equity, Race-relations, BIPOC

Fri Jan 15

11:00pm - 12:00pm

1 CPD

IN-PERSON

Aboriginal Law-Vancouver, Aboriginal Law Section (South Alberta) Sections

Overview of Bill C-92: Restoring Indigenous Jurisdiction over Child and Family Services

This presentation will discuss Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children, youth and families, including the federal "minimum standards" and the process for exercising jurisdiction under the Act.

Friday January 15 2021, Aaron Christoff, Associate, Gowling WLG, Aboriginal, Indigenous,
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Fri Jan 15

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Animal Law Section

Bill S-218 (Jane Goodall Act): Road to Legal Personhood?

Marty McKendry and Kaitlyn Mitchell will provide an overview of the legal contents of proposed new legislation to protect captive great apes, elephants and other non-domesticated animals in Canada.

Friday January 15 2021, Marty McKendry, lawyer and parliamentary advisor to the Honourable Murray Sinclair, and the Honourable Pierre Dalphond, Kaitlyn Mitchell, staff lawyer at Animal Justice, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Jan 19

4:15pm - 5:45pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

The Role of Protectors in Estate Planning

Sally Dennis will be presenting on the role of protectors in estate planning, while Elise Kohno will present a case comment on Pavlovich v. Danilovic, 2020 BCCA 239.

Tuesday January 19 2021, Sally Dennis, Partner, Farris LLP, Elise Kohno, Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jan 20

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Okanagan Section

Document Management for Virtual Examination for Discovery

A panel of local lawyers will discuss their experience and tips in conducting examinations remotely, with a focus on document management for the examination.

Wednesday January 20 2021, Amelia Martin (Dolden Wallace Folick LLP), Jeffrey Robinson (Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP), Robert Levin (Robert O. Levin Law Office), Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Jan 20

4:15pm - 5:15pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

SOGIC, Elder Law Sections

Issues Facing LGBTQ+ Seniors and LGBTQ+ Data from the 2017 Residential Care Survey

Join us in welcoming Isobel Mackenzie, join us to speak about issues impacting our LGBTQ+ Seniors. This will include a discussion of the LGBTQ+ specific data collected from the 2017 Residential Care Survey.

Wednesday January 20 2021, Isobel MacKenzie, Zoom, Webinar, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, LGBTQ,

Wed Jan 20

5:00pm - 6:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Maritime Law Section

January CBABC Maritime Law Section Meeting

Discussion of maritime case law, legislative developments, practice and procedure. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

Wednesday January 20 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,
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Thu Jan 21

12:15pm - 1:15pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

Top Tax Law and Solicitor Tips for Family Lawyers

Hear from tax lawyer Ryan Green and solicitor Brian Beitz, both of Jones Emery Hargreaves Swan LLP, on their top tips for family lawyers when it comes to tax issues, corporate matters and real estate transactions as they relate to family law practice.

Thursday January 21 2021, Ryan Green, Tax Lawyer, Jones Emery Hargreaves Swan LLP, Brian Beitz, Solicitor, Jones Emery Hargreaves Swan LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jan 21

5:30pm - 8:30pm

2 CPD

ONLINE

ADR-Nanaimo Section

Developing Your Listening Capacity

Successful mediation arises out of connection. Experience the practice of council where we focus on creating connection through listening without interruption. This is a listening practice that builds trust between parties and families.

Thursday January 21 2021, Lori Austein, Trainer, Way of Council, Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,

Tue Jan 26

4:00pm - 5:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section

Immersive Experience into Lawyer Wellness

David Ibbetson will provide valuable insights on lawyer wellness, with the goal of allowing participants to obtain a glimpse of what self-coaching feels like, and how it can contribute towards lawyer wellness and potential.

Tuesday January 26 2021, David Ibbetson, Lawyer Coach, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jan 27

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

CCCA BC Section

A Panel Discussion on Managing a Remote In-House Legal Team

Martine Boucher of Simplex Legal will be moderating a panel of experts who will provide practical insights regarding managing an in-house legal team remotely. 

Wednesday January 27 2021, Ann Tuck - VP Legal Affair and General Counsel at Vancity, Margot Spence –Manager Corporate Law at ICBC, Etienne van Eck – Executive Director and Registrar, Inquiry, Discipline & Monitoring- BC College of Nurses and Midwives Regulatory Authority, Zoom, Webinar, in-house counsel,

Wed Jan 27

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Section

What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know About Defamation & Privacy Law

Our panel of guest speakers – litigators from both the family law or defamation practice areas– will speak to us about defamation & privacy law as it impacts family law practitioners and our clients.

Wednesday January 27 2021, Daniel W Burnett, Q.C. of Owen Bird Law Corporation, Daniel J. Reid of Harper Grey LLP , Josephine Wong of Hayward Sheppard Barristers & Solicitors , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jan 28

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Business Law Section

BCBCA Transparency Register Requirements - Practice Points for Solicitors

Eric Lung and Dierk Ullrich will provide practical advice regarding navigating the new transparency register requirements. They will also demonstrate the application of the new BCBCA requirements to common corporate ownership structures.

Thursday January 28 2021, Eric Lung, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP, Dierk Ullrich, Partner, Fasken , Zoom, Webinar,
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Thu Jan 28

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Construction Law Section

Using IPD Delivery for Construction Projects

There is interest and uncertainty around the use of the construction delivery known as Integrated Project Delivery.  The CCDC recently released the CCDC 30 - IPD Contract as a standard form document for IPD projects.  How are professionals navigating through this framework? 

Thursday January 28 2021, Jen Hancock, VP, Collaborative Construction, Chandos Construction, , Ana Maria Llanos, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., , Doug Sanders, Partner, BLG, , David Little, Partner, Bennett Jones, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Jan 28

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Section

Insurance Considerations for Not-For-Profits and Charities

This presentation will cover all manner of insurance issues applicable to not-for-profits and charities including, for example, approrpiate insurance coverage for not-for-profits and charities, and the impact of COVID-19 on the insurance industry.

Thursday January 28 2021, Nikki Keith, Partner at Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc., Karen Zimmer, Partner at Alexander Holburn , Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic,

Wed Feb 3

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section

Top 10 IP Cases in 2020 - BC and Beyond

This past year, the Supreme Court, the federal courts, and BC provincial courts redefined and continued to define key aspects of intellectual property law. In a panel discussion format, Jennifer Marles,  Pablo Tseng and Scott Foster will discuss the top 10 IP cases in 2020.

Wednesday February 3 2021, Jennufer Marles, Partner, Oyen Wiggs, , Pablo Tseng, Partner, McMillian, , Scott Foster, Partner, Gowling WLG, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Fri Feb 5

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

The NCA Path for Success: Securing Articles

As an internationally trained law student or lawyer, you’re now in BC working on your NCA. Next up: articling! Join this session to hear from people who have been in your shoes, looking for articles in a competitive environment.

Friday February 5 2021, Siohban Lennox, Rupinder Gosal, Paula Price, Zoom, Webinar, Foreign, qualifications, practice law in Canada,

Mon Feb 8

 

CPD TBD

ONLINE

CBABC PD & UBC Allard School of Law

Law Student Career Series: Succeeding in Difficult Conversations

Some of the hardest conversations young or new lawyers face are with clients or other lawyers. In this session, students learn how to speak to a client about an unhappy, unfortunate or unanticipated outcome, discuss a file with someone with greater power, and maintain boundaries through the conversation to keep the relationship intact.

Monday February 8 2021, Linda Parsons, Chantal Cattermole, Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Feb 10

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Administrative Law Section

Judicial Review Advocacy before the BC Supreme Court: Thoughts from Madam Justice Lyster

Madam Justice Lyster will provide observations and tips for legal counsel representing parties in applications for judicial review, including best practices for written and oral advocacy, and how to address issues that may arise when appearing against self-represented parties. 

Wednesday February 10 2021, Madam Justice Lyster, BC Supreme Court, Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Feb 17

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Victoria Section

A View from the Bench

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Provincial Court Judge?  What it would be like to preside over Criminal matters coming from a Family Law background?  What it takes to be a Judge in a small community or deal with judging remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Wednesday February 17 2021, Judge Karina Sacca, Judge Wendy Bernt, Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID, coronavirus,
New

Thu Feb 25

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Financial Planning for Lawyers: Creating a Plan that's Right for You

With court closures and an overall reduction in work, many firms are lowering partner draw, freezing hiring, and eliminating positions. This session will emphasize the importance of a financial plan and offer practical tips for stretching income and keeping emotions out of investments.

Thursday February 25 2021, Amardeep Sidhu, Lawyers Financial, Zoom, Webinar, Finance, Money, Save, Savings, Debt, Student, Young Lawyer, Loans, Lawyers Financial

Thu Mar 25

 

CPD TBD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

"BUT WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?" - Cultural Competency in Family Law

In this presentation, Beatriz Contreras of Contreras McLennan Law Corporation will generate a discussion on respectful intercultural communications in a family law file with emphasis on identifying some common microaggressions.

Thursday March 25 2021, Beatriz Contreras, Family & Immigration Lawyer, Contreras McLennan Law Corporation , Zoom, Webinar,
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