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 Dec 6, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Tue Dec 7

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Environmental Law Section

Recent Developments in the Law of Injunctions

Please join us for an interesting panel discussion on recent developments concerning the law of injunctions in the context of natural resource projects.

Tuesday December 7 2021, 1. Daniel Coles, Miller Thomson , 2. Kyle Friesen, General Counsel, Surrey Police Service , 3. Bridget Gilbride, Fasken , 4. Casey Leggett, Martin and Associates , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Dec 7

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Employment Law Section

Update on After-Acquired Cause

Join Lia Moody of Samfiru Tumarkin and Paul McLean of Mathews Dinsdale as they discuss the latest and greatest decisions involving allegations of after-acquired cause.

Tuesday December 7 2021, Lia Moody, Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, Paul McLean, Mathews Dinsdale, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Dec 8

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Insurance Law Section

Insurance Law and Climate Change

Discussion of the effects of climate-related events (such as fires and floods) on the insurance industry, including climate change litigation, updated risk for insurance industry, and other aspects of insurance landscape.

Wednesday December 8 2021, Scott Harcus, Partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP;, Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law;, Rob de Pruis, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations at the Insurance Bureau of Canada, 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,

Thu Dec 9

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Workplace Investigations Section

Procedural Fairness in Investigations: A Review of the Caselaw and Discussion of Best Practices

This presentation will summarize decisions regarding duty to investigate, and of procedural fairness, in investigations and consider consequences flowing from a failed or flawed investigation, as well as practical considerations and approaches for the Investigator.

Thursday December 9 2021, Leanne M Walsh, West Coast Workplace Law, Pam Costanzo, Young Anderson , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Dec 9

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Immigration Law Section

International Adoptions

overview of the adoption process, including roles of the federal and provincial governments, as well as foreign governments, laws, and international treaties.

Thursday December 9 2021, Delia Jane Ramsbotham, Sunrise Family Services Society, Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Dec 13

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

ADR-Vancouver Section

Virtual Mediation – Reflections and Moving Forward

This panel discussion will discuss the current state of virtual mediation and its future.

Monday December 13 2021, Lisa Hamilton, Hamilton Fabbro Lawyers, Simon Margolis, QC, Cornish Margolis Boyd, Mark Tweedy, Mark Tweedy Mediation and Arbitration, Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,

Tue Dec 14

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Real Property-Vancouver Section

Real Estate Fraud

Need professional responsibility, ethics and practice management CPD credits? Brett Horton of Stewart Title will discuss various types of real estate fraud and how you can avoid them in your practice.

Tuesday December 14 2021, Brett A Horton, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Jan 13

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Health Law Section

Practical and Ethical Considerations When Dealing With Lay Litigants

Chief Justice Hinkson will discuss how to effectively deal with lay litigants to ensure you meet your ethical and legal obligations to the Court, to the Law Society, and to your client.

Thursday January 13 2022, Chief Justice Hinkson, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Jan 18

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Business Law Section

Financial Elements of Purchase and Sale Agreements

discussion of common financial statements and post-closing mechanisms in the context of purchase and sale transactions. Learn how to best advise your clients via risk mitigation strategies, manners of avoiding common pitfalls, and typical warning signs and disputes.

Tuesday January 18 2022, Rohan Sethi, KPMG LLP, Jason Thalla-Joel, KPMG LLP, Zoom, Webinar,
New

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

Wed Jan 19

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Reimagining the Wheel: A Student-Centered Articling/Summer Experience

Thinking about becoming a principal to an articling student? Want to up your game to be an excellent mentor? This session is for you. Our panel will share how to move beyond the LSBC Articling Checklist and into a collaborative work relationship with your student(s) that supports their growth and adaptability and will increase the likelihood of them staying with you as an associate.

Wednesday January 19 2022, Jaime Kidston,, Tamara Napoleon,, Kerry Simmons, QC,, Louisa Winn, QC, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Jan 27

12:30pm - 2:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

The Business Behind Law: Strategic Financial Planning for Law Firms

Invest in your law firm with this strategic session intended to help optimize your business. Starting with the 101 on the business of law, a panel of speakers will guide attendees through the 3 pillars of financial planning and practice management: operational management, growth and succession planning.

Thursday January 27 2022, Lindalee Brougham, , Adam Denny, , Misti Holmes, Zoom, Webinar,
New

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,

Tue Feb 1

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Truth & Reconciliation Part 3: What the Private Sector needs to do to Move Reconciliation Forward

Featuring three guest speakers, conversations will range from the inclusion of Indigenous issues in environmental, social and corporate governance, to the representation and recruitment of Indigenous peoples on corporate boards and senior management. Also expect to learn more about the need for a wealth management regime, changes to financial, corporate and securities legislation as well as changes to financial regulation. In conclusion, we will touch on free prior and Informed consent for economic activities on traditional territories.

Tuesday February 1 2022, Geordie Hungerford, , Niilo Edwards,, Katherine Wheatley, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,
New

Fri Feb 11

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE, ONLINE

Family Law-Fraser Valley Section

Pension Division Bear Pit: Ask the Expert Your Tough Questions 

Please join the Family Law - Fraser Valley Section in welcoming Colin Galinski for a "bear pit" style meeting. Bring questions from files, or things you’ve always wondered about. Questions can also be sent to sections@cbabc.org in advance.

Friday February 11 2022, Colin Galinksi, Galinski Law, Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Feb 11

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Truth & Reconciliation Part 4: What the Public Sector needs to do to Move Reconciliation Forward

This session explores a wider perspective on understanding and reclaiming indigenous jurisdiction, how a new fiscal relationship could be developed between First Nations and Canada, and the role of First Nations as collectively an 11th province. Additionally, the session will include information on the need for improved educational outcomes and consider how to close the First Nations infrastructure gap.

Friday February 11 2022, Manny Jules, , Harold Calla,, Kory Wilson, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,
New

Mon Feb 14

1Day

8.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD & Immigration Law

Immigration Law Conference 2022: Reconnecting and Reimagining

Plan to attend the Immigration Law Conference, "Immigration: Reconnecting and Reimagining." Hear from industry experts on best practices along with challenges of this complex area of law. Discussions range from hot topics in litigation to a citizenship primer to a review of Economic Class permanent residence routes.

Monday February 14 2022, Various - See Agenda,
New

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 3

 

CPD TBD (2.0 ethics)

IN-PERSON

CBABC PD & Family Law-Okanagan

Family Law Conference 2022

Join us for this unique opportunity to get away for two days of networking and learning as we gather to discuss some of the more challenging nuances of practising family law in BC. Topics include containing conflicts, discretionary trusts, excluded property, income assessments, distributive experiences and ethical considerations.

Thursday March 3 2022, Various - See Agenda,
Save the Date

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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