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 Jul 12, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Thu Jul 29

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)


CBABC PD & West Coast LEAF

Litigation as Storytelling: R v Desaultel and the Recognition of the Sinixt

As lawyers, we may not think of our work as storytelling, but deeply embedded in the role of the lawyer and in the litigation process is a call to tell the stories that matter to our clients. Lawyers translate their clients’ truths and experiences to make meaning through the law, and in turn, the law becomes a part of, or reshapes those stories, with a potential to transform community identity and futures. Nowhere is this more evident than in the adjudication of Indigenous rights and title. Join West Coast LEAF and the CBABC for a webinar discussion about R v Desaultel and the role of litigation in revitalizing Sinixt identity and community.

Thursday July 29 2021, Shelly Boyd, Sinixt Elder, Mark Underhill, Arvay Finlay LLP, Kate Phipps, Arvay Finlay LLP, Moderated by Raji Mangat, Executive Director, West Coast LEAF, Aboriginal,

Wed Sep 15




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 September 15 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,
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