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 30, 2023

All times listed in Pacific time.

Tue Jan 31

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development

Talent-Management Series - Part 1: Becoming an Articling Principal

Thinking about becoming an articling principal, but are not sure what’s involved? Then this session is for you. Our panelists go beyond the LSBC Articling Guidelines to help you uncover the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to successfully supervise, train and mentor the next generation of lawyers.Participants will leave this session with the information and tools they need to take on this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

Tuesday January 31 2023, Kevin Westell, Paul Tonita, and Mike Race , Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Thu Feb 2

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Construction Law Section

A Look Back and the Way Forward

Chris Atchison, President, BC Construction Association, Matt Pitcairn, Vice President, BC Roadbuilders Association, and Donna Grant, President, Vancouver Regional Construction Association review the year that was 2022, and look ahead to what the future has to offer for the construction industry and its participants.

Thursday February 2 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Feb 3

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

IN-PERSON

Criminal Justice-Nanaimo Section

New Resources in Nanaimo

At this meeting, Lene Silva, who holds a new position at Legal Aid B.C. as a Criminal Justice Navigator, will outline how she assists clients attending for their Court appearances, including directing clients to legal aid services, assisting in intake processes for marginalized individuals, and ensuring that clients are aware of the supports available to them.  Shane Briggs will discuss the services he can offer clients as a Peer Prison Outreach Worker at Unlocking the Gates Services Society.  Unlocking the Gates is a peer-led, non-profit organization that supports individuals being released from correctional facilities to help ensure a successful reintegration into society. All those who work at Unlocking the Gates have been incarcerated and understand how important it is to have the proper supports to transition back into the community.  

Friday February 3 2023, ,

Mon Feb 6

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development, Access to Justice BC and Pro Bono Students Canada

A2J Week BC | Access to Justice Issues in BC’s Family Law System

Join Pro Bono Students Canada and Access to Justice BC to learn about what recent research on access to justice issues within the BC family law system says and discuss people-centred design. This interactive session will engage your experiences and feed into upcoming research on access to justice issues.

Monday February 6 2023, , Zoom, Webinar, PD,
New

Tue Feb 7

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development and Access to Justice BC, CLEBC, Law Society of BC, Community Living BC, UVIC Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law, TRU Law

A2J Week BC | Access to Justice: Whose Job is it Anyway?

When it comes to this question, what role do lawyers, notaries and paralegals have to play? The provincial government’s Intentions Paper on the regulation of lawyers and other legal service providers suggests that regulation changes are part of the solution. Join our panel of thought leaders to hear their views on how access to justice and regulation of professions are connected.

Tuesday February 7 2023, Clare Jennings (CBABC), Chris McPherson (LSBC), Paul Craven (Province), Mark Iyengar (FACL-BC), Elizabeth Kolias (BCPA) , Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Wed Feb 8

3:30pm - 5:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development and Access to Justice Centre for Excellence

A2J Week BC | Neurodiversity in Law

Join the Access to Justice Centre for Excellence and CBABC for a panel discussion with Dr. Lawrence Fung (Stanford Neurodiversity Project), Simon Margolis (BLG Toronto) and Keenan Nadeau. Topics will include the competitive advantage of neurodivergent legal professionals, the practical challenges that neurodiversity presents in law school and law firm environments, and best practices for supporting thought diversity in law.

Wednesday February 8 2023, Dr. Lawrence Fung MD PhD (Stanford University), Simon Margolis (BLG Toronto), Keenan Nadeau (3 Yr LS Dalhousie), Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Thu Feb 9

5:30pm - 7:30pm

2.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

ADR-Nanaimo Section

Self-Represented Parties in the Family Law Mediation Process

Patricia Blair, family lawyer and mediator, will discuss best practices for mediators (including ethical obligations for lawyer-mediators and non-lawyer mediators) when working with self-represented parties.

Thursday February 9 2023, , Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,

Fri Feb 10

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Civil Litigation-Okanagan Section

Top Ten Most Important Cases from 2022

A local civil litigator will provide a round-up and brief summary of the most significant cases in 2022.

Friday February 10 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Feb 10

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development and Access to Justice BC

A2J Week BC | Innovating to Create Market-Based Solutions

Globalization is disrupting traditional legal roles and organizational structures and technology is reconfiguring how almost all services are delivered. The panellists will share their journeys into the field of development and delivery of market-based approaches, what they have learned so far and their reflections on clients and system users' feedback in terms of the future possibilities for access to justice.

Friday February 10 2023, Hersh Perlis, Matt Canzer, Marcus Sixta, Chyanne Sharma, Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Wed Feb 15

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Securities Law Section

Recent Developments in US Securities Law

Chris Doerksen and Kimberley Anderson of Dorsey & Whitney LLP will discuss recent developments in US securities law

Wednesday February 15 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Feb 15

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development

Talent Management Series - Part 2: What Lawyers Want: How to Recruit and Retain the Next Generation

The legal profession, built on precedents, has been generally resistant to change. Change, however, has been accelerated by the pandemic, forcing lawyers to take a broader re-evaluation of work and employers to tighten their vision and strategy. Lawyers now seek more from their organization: more flexibility, more acknowledgement and advancement, and more diversity and equity. In this session, we will cover considerations and strategies legal employers can leverage to recruit and retain the next generation of lawyers.

Wednesday February 15 2023, Miriam Leung, The Counsel Network (BC), Zoom, Webinar, PD, COVID, coronavirus,

Wed Feb 15

4:15pm - 5:15pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Elder Law Section

Discussions with Public Guardian and Trustee: Resources for Elderly Individuals

Discussion of processes available from the PGT for elderly individuals (or those caring for elderly individuals), and discussion of internal PGT legal practice following a report. There will be discussion of results that can be expected and limitations of the processes.

Wednesday February 15 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Feb 15

5:00pm - 6:00pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Maritime Law Section

February Meeting

Monthly Meeting Review and update on maritime law, practice and procedure.

Wednesday February 15 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Feb 15

6:00pm - 8:00pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON

Wills & Trusts-Okanagan Section

Specialized Passing of Accounts Topics

Shahdin Farsai will discuss the various manners in which passing of accounts can be specialized to different circumstances. Doors: 5:30pm, Presentation: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Pacific Time) Please arrive at 5:30pm to ensure you are included in the dinner order.

Wednesday February 15 2023, ,

Thu Feb 16

10:00am - 11:00am

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Section

Powers of Attorney and Charitable Gifts – Tips, Traps and Red Flags

Come learn about powers of attorney and how they can be used to facilitate charitable giving, as well as steps that should be taken by charities when receiving gifts from a representative of an incapable donor or reviewing the accounts of a residual estate in which there was an active POA.

Thursday February 16 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Feb 16

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

CCCA BC Section

Stuck to Unstoppable: Advancement Strategies for In-house Counsel

Sheila Murphy, an In-House Counsel Executive Career Coach based in New York City, will be speaking on advancement strategies for in-house counsel. There will be a questions and answer period moderated by a senior General Counsel.

Thursday February 16 2023, , Zoom, Webinar, in-house counsel,
New

Thu Feb 16

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Animal Law Section

Animal Law Litigation in Pakistan

Hira Jaleel, Animal Law Teaching Fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School, will be speaking about her experience in litigating animal law cases in Pakistan, including the indiscriminate killing of street dogs, and the banning of exotic pet ownership in Pakistan.

Thursday February 16 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Feb 16

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Victoria Section

Elder Mediation Round Table

 

Thursday February 16 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Feb 16

8:30am - 9:30am

1.0 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

Immigration Law Section

OLG - February Meeting

Please join the Overseas Lawyers Group for our monthly, informal meeting. The group discusses developments in immigration and citizenship law and policy, shares practice tips, and discusses challenging case scenarios.

Thursday February 16 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Feb 21

4:15pm - 5:45pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON, ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

Canada’s Trust Information Reporting Regime: Are You Ready?

Join Adam Van Noort, Associate, McQuarrie Legal Services, and Richard Weiland, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP, for guidance on how to prepare for the upcoming enhanced tax reporting obligations for trusts and a case comment on De Angelis v. Siermy 2022 BCCA 401.

Tuesday February 21 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Tue Feb 28

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development

Talent-Management Series - Part 3: Working Better Together: Maximizing Paralegal Talent

Knowing how to work collaboratively with a paralegal is critical to enhance the productivity and profitability of your firm. Paralegals bring experience and expertise in building client relationships and process management and can combine their knowledge of legal concepts with new and innovative legal technology tools. Whether you are hiring your first paralegal or want to know how to maximize your existing paralegal talent, our speakers will share their insights, best practices, and strategies.

Tuesday February 28 2023, Elizabeth Kollias, Adnan Habib, Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Fri Mar 3

8:30am - 4:30pm

6.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

VIRTUAL VIEWING OPTION

CBABC Professional Development & Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Conference 2023: Pathways to Immigration

With countless pathways to immigration in Canada, our 2023 Conference Program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your practice, no matter who you represent. This full-day conference provides you five contemporary sessions led by immigration law experts, breakfast and lunch through the day, and the opportunity to network with over 75 immigration lawyers.

Friday March 3 2023, Various - See Agenda, PD,

Tue Mar 7

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series - Part 1: Including Lawyers with Disabilities

Lawyers with disabilities are no strangers to overcoming personal and professional barriers. The legal profession has made important efforts to improve access, challenge discriminatory practices and educate practitioners about the ability for lawyers with disabilities to succeed in this profession. But more can be done to help legal employers and law firms include lawyers with disabilities and pave the way for a more diverse legal team and client service model. Join our presenters as they share their experiences, insights and best practices.

Tuesday March 7 2023, Carrie Moffatt, Jessica Vliegenthart, Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Wed Mar 22

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series - Part 2: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious bias can be detrimental to growing a diverse and innovative workforce. If everyone is the same, everyone will have the same ideas and come to the same conclusions. And that’s not how great businesses are built. In this session, we will cover unconscious bias in the workplace – what it is, when it happens, and what strategies can be used to challenge the behaviour.

Wednesday March 22 2023, Sameera Sereda, Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Thu Mar 30

5:30pm - 6:30pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Immigration Law Section

A28 Residency Requirements

How permanent residents can stay compliant with their residency obligations under A28, including both physical presence and exemptions to the physical presence requirement. 

Thursday March 30 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Apr 5

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD (1.5 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Series - Part 3: Pathways to Lawyers Wellbeing - Inclusive Environments Matter

Recent studies show that the legal profession has a strong impact on lawyer health and well-being. The traditional practice of law, by its very nature, pits lawyer wellness against professional obligations to clients, employers, and the courts. This session explores how the practice of law can have a disproportionate impact on professionals with visible and invisible disabilities, 2SLGBTQSI+ lawyers, and IBPOC lawyers, and how to establish more inclusive workspaces.

Wednesday April 5 2023, Dimple Kainth, Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Thu Apr 27

Multi - Day(SeeAgenda)

12.0 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC Professional Development & Family Law-Okanagan Section

Family Law Conference 2023: Good Clients on their Worst Behaviour

Tax issues, separation agreements, pension division. On top of your already complex and heavy workload, you must also manage your practice and obligations to your clients. How do you navigate it all? Good Clients on their Worst Behaviour dives into the nuances and the psychology that stir up your practice. In addition to the robust line up of panels and topics, the conference, taking place at the Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa, weaves in leisure and fine dining to connect you with colleagues and as a reprieve from the stressors of your practice.

Thursday April 27 2023, Various - See Agenda, Zoom, Webinar, PD,

Wed May 17

5:30pm - 7:30pm

1.0 CPD

IN-PERSON

Wills & Trusts-Okanagan Section

Bronze Wines Decision

Canfield v. Bronze Wines Ltd decision Doors: 5:30pm, Presentation: 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Pacific Time) Please arrive at 5:30pm to ensure you are included in the dinner order.

Wednesday May 17 2023, ,

Wed Jun 21

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1.0 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Okanagan Section

Conflicts of Law

conflicts of law, particularly as it may apply to the practice of Wills and Estates

Wednesday June 21 2023, , Zoom, Webinar,
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