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 Oct 18, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Tue Oct 19

11:00am - 12:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Immigration Law Section

BC PNP Annual Update

Join us for the annual BC PNP program update. The session will review general program updates, procedural updates due to COVID, and best practices for lawyers assisting clients with applications in the current environment.

Tuesday October 19 2021, TBA, Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic,

Tue Oct 19

1:00pm - 4:00pm

3.0 CPD (3.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Truth & Reconciliation Part 2: Indigenous Business Relations and Consultation (1st Segment)

This session will consider perceptions, misconceptions and realities of Indigenous Peoples and explore business reasons for developing Indigenous relations. Learn the RESPECT model for building Indigenous relations while taking a look at individual and organizational strategies for developing relationships.

Tuesday October 19 2021, Flavio Caron, Trainer, ICT, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Tue Oct 19

1:00pm - 4:00pm

3.0 CPD (3.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Truth & Reconciliation Part 2: Indigenous Business Relations and Consultation (2nd Segment)

This session will consider perceptions, misconceptions and realities of Indigenous Peoples and explore business reasons for developing Indigenous relations. Learn the RESPECT model for building Indigenous relations while taking a look at individual and organizational strategies for developing relationships.

Tuesday October 19 2021, Flavio Caron, Trainer, ICT, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Tue Oct 19

1:00pm - 4:00pm

3.0 CPD (3.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Truth & Reconciliation Part 2: Indigenous Business Relations and Consultation (3rd Segment)

This session will consider perceptions, misconceptions and realities of Indigenous Peoples and explore business reasons for developing Indigenous relations. Learn the RESPECT model for building Indigenous relations while taking a look at individual and organizational strategies for developing relationships.

Tuesday October 19 2021, Flavio Caron, Trainer, ICT, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,

Tue Oct 19

4:15pm - 5:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

Guardian Against Undue Influence - A Lawyer’s Role from the Office to the Courtroom

On the topic of undue influence and discussion on Seifred v. Arnold, 2021 BCSC 278. Offering practical tips for both solicitors and litigators on how to guard against undue influence. Case comment on Sherman Estate v. Donovan, 2021 SCC 25.

Tuesday October 19 2021, Tara Britnell, QC, Hamilton Duncan, Natasha Liu, DLA Piper, Zoom, Webinar, Securities Commission,

Wed Oct 20

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Okanagan Section

A Look at the Land Owner Transparency Registry

Please join our speakers, Nancy Ling, partner of FH&P Lawyers LLP, and Taeya Fitzpatrick, lawyer of Sabey Rule LLP for a look at the requirements of the Land Owner Transparency Registry and the impact of these requirements on landowners.

Wednesday October 20 2021, Nancy Ling, FH&P Lawyers LLP, Taeya Fitzpatrick, Sabey Rule LLP , Zoom, Webinar, LOTR,

Wed Oct 20

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Kamloops)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Wednesday October 20 2021, Clare Jennings, Kim Carter,

Wed Oct 20

4:15pm - 5:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Elder Law Section

Planning for Critical Illness

Dr. Heyland will speak to the CBABC Elder Law subsection, from his perspective as a doctor, about how lawyers can best help clients prepare for their future medical care needs or those of others.

Wednesday October 20 2021, Dr. Heyland, Queens University, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Oct 20

5:00pm - 6:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Maritime Law Section

October Meeting

Discussion of maritime case law, legislative developments, and practice & procedure; real life experiences with conducting summary trials; practice points in the difference in summary trial procedures between the Federal Court and the BC Supreme Court.

Wednesday October 20 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Oct 20

5:30pm - 7:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Women Lawyers Forum

WLF Fall Launch featuring Hot Tips from Top Mentors

Come join us for our virtual fall launch event and be inspired by our outstanding speakers, whom we will announce shortly. Be among the first to hear about our events for the upcoming year.

Wednesday October 20 2021, The Honourable Madam Justice Francesca Marzari, Supreme Court of British Columbia , Amy Fong, McCarthy Tétrault, Tamara Napoleon, Miller Titerle, Jordanna Cytrynbaum, Whitelaw Twining, Seema Lal, Clyde & Co., Zoom, Webinar, WLF,

Thu Oct 21

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Section

Cy-près, Charitable Trusts and Charitable Gifts

This presentation cover a variety of topics, including the creation and administration of restricted charitable purpose trusts, the cy-près doctrine and gift planning and charitable receipting issues that may arise when a donation comes from trust property.

Thursday October 21 2021, Laura West, Norton Rose Fullbright LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Oct 22

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

ADR-Vancouver Section

BC’s New Arbitration Act and Changes at VanIAC

Join us to hear from this terrific panel of experienced counsel on the changes to practices and procedures under the new Arbitration Act, as well as recent updates at the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC).

Friday October 22 2021, Tracy Cohen, QC, Partner, Fasken , Alexandra Mitretodis, Director, Vancouver International Arbitration Center; Lawyer, Fasken, Dierk Ullrich, Partner, Fasken, Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,

Tue Oct 26

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Section

Making Your Workplace Work: Accessible Tools to Increase Productivity, Wellness and Your Bottom Line

"Law is a sector where professionals who died a century ago could rise from the crypt and go back to work with relative ease."   Join Speaker Quinn Ross for a discussion on workplace innovation.  

Tuesday October 26 2021, Quinn Ross, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Oct 27

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2.0 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Victoria Section

The New Norm: COVID and the Courts

As we continue to navigate the new norm of court during COVID 19, it can be hard to keep up with the changes. This panel will provide up-to-date information on how the Victoria court house and community corrections has modified and adapted during the pandemic.

Wednesday October 27 2021, Honourable Judge Carmen J. Rogers, Regional Administrative Judge, Lisa Greenwood, Sr. Inspector with BC Sheriff Services, Elizabeth Thors, Sr. Manager, Court Administration, Victoria Law Courts, Diana Cramer and Tana Cole, Community Corrections , Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID, coronavirus,
New

Thu Oct 28

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

October Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday October 28 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Nov 2

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Aboriginal Law-Vancouver, Aboriginal Law-Vancouver Island Sections

Aboriginal Law Sections Consultation on CBABC Reconciliation Action Plan

CBABC is reviewing its Reconciliation Action Plan and consulting with groups throughout CBABC. Join Geordie Hungerford to review the progress made to date and provide input into the next Reconciliation Action Plan for the CBABC.

Tuesday November 2 2021, Geordie Hungerford, Zoom, Webinar, Indigenous,

Thu Nov 4

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Okanagan Section

A Year Into Remote Hearings: A View From the Bench

Please join us as Mr. Justice Steven Wilson provides us with a perspective from the bench on a year into remote hearings.

Thursday November 4 2021, Mr. Justice Steven Wilson, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Fri Nov 5

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Science-Informed Practice Part 2: Brain Development and Client Well-Being

This second session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series brings together experts from the health, social services, and legal sectors to talk about the link between brain health and client emotional and decision-making capacity. Learn how conflicts in family, criminal justice, and estate matters impact a child or family’s well-being and how reducing adversity in the legal process can build resilience for children and families to navigate their legal issues.

Friday November 5 2021, Dr Shirley Sze; Dr Erika Cheng; Dr Linda Uyeda; Wayne Plenert, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Nov 9

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Science-Informed Practice Part 3: Transforming the Family Justice System

This final session in our three-part CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series will put knowledge into practice by provide tips and strategies to lawyers on how to improve the well-being of the children and families they serve. Learn from experts leading key initiatives in BC that aim to make the family justice system more client-centred and support resilience and resolution in family law disputes.

Tuesday November 9 2021, Nancy Cameron, QC, Jane Morley, QC, and Kerry Simmons QC, Zara Suleman, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Nov 10

11:30am - 1:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Starting your Own Law Practice

Starting your own law firm is both a rewarding and challenging endeavour. Our panelists have successfully navigated the ins and outs of setting up a law practice. Gain advice and tips about practice management and the logistics of getting started—from office set-up and establishing a client base to securing the necessary technology to support an emerging hybrid legal workforce. Learn how to create reliable and efficient accounting practices to keep you and your business thriving in today’s legal market.

Wednesday November 10 2021, Marina Sedai, Sara Forte, Erin Brandt, Edith Szilagyi, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Nov 10

12:45pm - 1:45pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

Justice Canada: Overview of the HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers

Justice Canada will provide a brief overview of the Toolkit, talk about the findings from the user-testing and answer your questions in advance of the launch.

Wednesday November 10 2021, Cherami Wichmann, Senior Researcher, Research and Statistics Division, Justice Canada, Robin Trombley, Counsel, Family Law and Youth Justice Policy Section, Justice Canada,, Bianca Stumpf, Researcher, Research and Statistics Division, Justice Canada, Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Nov 15

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD & Victoria Bar Association

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Victoria)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Monday November 15 2021, Pinder Cheema QC, John Gailus,

Fri Nov 19

11:00am - 12:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Section

Privacy Developments in Artificial Intelligence

Topics of discussion at this meeting will include present uses of artificial intelligence (AI) in information gathering, current developments in AI technology, privacy issues relating to the use of AI, and more.

Friday November 19 2021, Jade Buchanan, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault, Morgan T. McDonald, Counsel, DLA Piper Canada, John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Fri Nov 19

9:30am - 3:35pm

4.5 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD & BC Northwest Section

Northern BC Connects 2021

Save-the-Date for this virtual conference for lawyers across the BC North, bringing you upto 5 hours of CPD! Hear from leading lawyers and professionals about topics in estate and family litigation, ethical considerations for every lawyer, the Bail Project and much more. Stay tuned for more information, topics, and updates early this fall!

Friday November 19 2021, Various - See Agenda, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Nov 23

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Nanaimo)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Tuesday November 23 2021, Clare Jennings, William (Bill) Younie QC,

Wed Nov 24

12:00pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD

Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Courtenay)

Get involved as audience members in discussions about real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Wednesday November 24 2021, Clare Jennings, Mark Burger (Ives Burger),

Thu Nov 25

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Cloud Computing and the Paperless Office

The new legal practice model has many lawyers working in the cloud. Find out what you need to know about cloud computing and going paperless. Topics include: what’s new in cloud computing, compliance requirements, and lawyer “do’s and dont's”. Learn how to select a cloud service provider, what you can expect when negotiating a service level agreement with a cloud provider and strategic advice on privacy and technology compliance. This webinar will help you to get your head in the cloud, and your eyes wide open, to do some “cirrus” business.

Thursday November 25 2021, Thomas Spraggs, Brian Mauch, Doug Munro, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Nov 25

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

November Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday November 25 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Dec 9

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Labour Law Section

Fireside Chat with Arbitrator John Hall, Speaking on "What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Practice"

In this "Fireside Chat" event, Arbitrator John Hall will speak on the topic of "What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Practice."  There will be a Q&A session after his remarks.

Thursday December 9 2021, John Hall, John Hall Arbitration & Mediation Ltd., Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jan 19

 

CPD TBD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

Intersection between Trusts and Family Law

More details coming soon.

Wednesday January 19 2022, Fiona Hunter, Horne Coupar, Emma Neary, Horne Coupar, Zoom, Webinar,
Save the Date

Thu Jan 27

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

January Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday January 27 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Feb 24

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

February Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday February 24 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Mar 31

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

March Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday March 31 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Apr 28

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

April Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday April 28 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu May 26

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

May Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday May 26 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jun 30

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Overseas Lawyers Group Section

June Meeting

The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios. Meetings held on the last Thursday of each month (Except Sept 29th and there is no December meeting)

Thursday June 30 2022, , Zoom, Webinar,
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