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 Apr 9, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Mon Apr 12

4:00pm - 5:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC & CBA Alberta

A Conversation with The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache, CC., QC. (Retd.)

The CBA BC and Alberta Branches invite you to a special event with Justice Michel Bastarache, CC., QC, exploring the findings of the Merlo Davidson Report and the culture within the RCMP for women and LGBTQSI+ employees. Justice Bastarache, CC, QC also dives into the implications of this report on the law surrounding sexual harassment and discrimination.

Monday April 12 2021, The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache, CC., QC. (Rtd), Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Apr 13

12:00pm - 1:15pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Real Property-Vancouver Section

Real Estate Development - Local Government Development Approvals

Kathleen T. Higgins will provide a primer on the different kinds of approval that local governments grant. Current legislation and relevant case law will be covered.

Tuesday April 13 2021, Kathleen T. Higgins, Young Anderson, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Apr 13

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Construction Law Section

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Issues in Construction Projects

Insolvencies can wreak havoc on a project when a key party in the contracting chain becomes insolvent. The challenge for the other participants can be two-fold: (a) how to respond and what to do in real time on the project (b) how to approach the insolvency proceedings.

Tuesday April 13 2021, Fergus McDonnell, Associate, Fasken , Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Apr 13

4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

Tips and Traps for Drafting Trust Deeds and Wills Trusts

Andrea Frisby and Laura Peach, both of Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers, will be providing comments on what trips and traps to consider when drafting trust deeds and wills trusts. 

Tuesday April 13 2021, Andrea Frisby and Laura Peach, Legacy Tax & Trust Lawyers, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Apr 13

5:00pm - 6:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC in collaboration with the BC First Nations Justice Council

Changes to the Provincial Gladue Program with the BC First Nations Justice Council

This webinar will provide a forum for members of the legal community to ask questions about the BCFNJC Gladue Program, GIMS, or any other questions/comments they have. This webinar is essential for Criminal Justice Lawyers! The BCFNJC’s Gladue Report Program reflects a significant reduction in the administrative burden on counsel and Gladue writers with the existing process. The Gladue Services Department of the BCFNJC will handle the signing of consent forms and will pay the Gladue Report writer, removing this responsibility from the writer.

Tuesday April 13 2021, Mitchell Walker, Zoom, Webinar, Gladue

Wed Apr 14

5:00pm - 6:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Taxation Law Section

Who Should Tax Multinationals?

Who should tax multinationals? Please join the Tax Section as Gareth Williams reflects on Pillars One and Two in the Canadian context.

Wednesday April 14 2021, Gareth O. Williams, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Apr 15

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Young Lawyers-Victoria Section

Investing 101

Mike Watkins, Senior Wealth Advisor with Scotia Wealth Management, discusses some important points about financial planning for lawyers starting out in their practice. Mike will provide information on important fundamentals to financial planning.

Thursday April 15 2021, Mike Watkins, Senior Wealth Advisor with Scotia Wealth Management, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Apr 15

4:30pm - 5:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

A Virtual Townhall with Chief Justice Hinkson on Virtual Courts

Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson joins CBABC President Jennifer Brun for a follow-up to the highly successful June 2020 Update. In this session, Chief Justice Hinkson discusses the latest developments and workings on Virtual Courts in Civil and Family Matters in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and will answer questions suggested by participants through a Thoughtexchange!

Thursday April 15 2021, Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson and Jennifer Brun, Zoom, Webinar,

Mon Apr 19

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

The Art of Legal Coaching: A New Way to Provide Legal Services

Legal coaching is a type of limited scope legal service rooted in an ongoing collaborative relationship between a legal coach and a client. In this discussion, learn about: how legal coaching came to be, what legal coaching is, how to become a certified legal coach, and the benefits to clients, lawyers, and the legal system.

Monday April 19 2021, Jo-Anne Stark, Marcus M. Sixta, Kari D. Boyle, Zoom, Webinar,

Tue Apr 20

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Adjusting to Changing Practices in Supreme Court Criminal Proceedings

Associate Chief Justice Holmes, Justice Masuhara and Justice Winteringham of the Supreme Court of British Columbia are connecting with members of the criminal bar to offer a view from the bench on best practices for counsel appearing at remote criminal proceedings via Microsoft Teams or telephone. Panel members will provide feedback and tips followed by a question and answer session.

Tuesday April 20 2021, The Honourable Associate Chief Justice Heather J. Holmes, Justice Masuhara and Justice Winteringham of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Apr 21

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Securities Law Section

TSX-V Presentation on New Capital Pool Company Policy

Join JJ Hudolin, the Senior Manager of Capital Form at the TSX-V, For a presentation and discussion on the changes to TSX-V policy, including increasing the maximum permitted size of CPC seed and IPO rounds.

Wednesday April 21 2021, Jonathan J. ("JJ") Hudolin, Senior Manager Capital Formation, TSX Venture Exchange, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Apr 21

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section

Where Do We Go From Here: Thriving in a Post-Pandemic Legal Market

Heather Suttie will present on practical strategies and tactical tips to define your market position and determine a sensible budget, to make sure you are thriving rather than surviving.

Wednesday April 21 2021, Heather Suttie, Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Apr 21

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

ADR-Victoria Section

Mediating at a Distance: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic about Mediating by Phone and over Online Platforms

Wayne Plenert, Simon Margolis, Q.C. and Paul Godin will discuss lessons learned from "Zoom Mediations" and answer questions about what effective Distance Mediation looks like.

Wednesday April 21 2021, Wayne Plenert, Peacebuilder Mediation, Simon Margolis, Q.C., Cornish Margolis Boyd, Paul Godin, Katalyst Resoultions, Zoom, Webinar, Alternative Dispute Resolution,
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Wed Apr 21

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Kamloops Section

FMEP Information session

We invite you to join us for an information session regarding the Family Maintenance Enforcement Progam with Richard Benwall. 

Wednesday April 21 2021, Richard Benwall, Legal Counsel for FMEP, Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Apr 21

4:15 - 5:15pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Elder Law Section

Supporting Clients Living with Dementia: Your Questions Answered

Join us to for a conversation about dementia, the fluidity of capability and communication strategies that will help you as a legal professional effectively support your clients. We will explore a variety of real-life scenarios, respond to your questions and share resources.

Wednesday April 21 2021, Jennifer Stewart, Alzheimer Society of B.C., Jim Mann, Dementia Advocate, Katie Hoy, Alzheimer's Society of B.C., Zoom, Webinar,
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Wed Apr 21

6:00 - 7:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Vancouver Section

Coping with Cooperators: A Unique Species of Vetrovec Witness and their Role in the Justice System

In this talk, Joven Narwal, Vicki Williams, and Kevin Westell will offer their insights into the cooperating witness, including the recruitment process, what disclosure to seek and how to obtain it. Members of the Federal and Provincial Crown may also offer their perspectives.

Wednesday April 21 2021, Joven Narwal, Narwal Litigation LLP, Adjunct Professor at UBC Law, Vicki Williams, Michael Klein Law Corporation, Kevin Westell, Pender Litigation, Bencher, Zoom, Webinar,
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Thu Apr 22

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section

US Patent Law Update

Join the Intellectual Property & Technology Section to hear Neil Cave discuss significant decisions from the past year and how to explain them to your clients.

Thursday April 22 2021, Neil Cave, Patent Litigator, Singer Cashman, San Francisco, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Apr 22

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Administrative Law Section

Annual Admin Law Case Law Update

Our popular annual Admin Law Case Law Update is back for 2021. This lunchtime session will canvass key decisions of the past year, including the post-Vavilov landscape and how the revised standard of review framework has been applied so far in BC. 

Thursday April 22 2021, Meera Bennett, Ministry of Attorney General – Legal Services Branch, Katie Webber, Ministry of Attorney General, Constitutional and Administrative Law Group, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Apr 22

5:00pm - 6:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Section

Wills and Estates Issues for Family Law Lawyers

Guest speaker Emma Ferguson of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP will lead a discussion and offer tips on wills and estates issues for family law lawyers.

Thursday April 22 2021, Emma Ferguson of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP., Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Apr 23

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Young Lawyers-Victoria Section

Preparing for Mediation with Mark Tweedy, C. MED, C. ARB.

This seminar covers aspects of basic negotiation theory, developing a mediation strategy, drafting the mediation brief, and preparing the client for the mediation. Questions and discussion are encouraged, and written materials will be provided.

Friday April 23 2021, Mark Tweedy, C. MED, C. ARB., Zoom, Webinar,
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Fri Apr 23

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Solicitors' General Practice-Central Vancouver Island Section

Virtual Witnessing of Wills and Other Estate Planning Documents: Now and What’s on the Horizon

Alison Oxtoby and Monique Shebbeare will discuss the ministerial orders and legislative changes in BC that now allow for virtual witnessing, as well as what is still on the horizon.

Friday April 23 2021, Alison Oxtoby, Balmains, Monique Shebbeare, Monique Shebbeare Law, Zoom, Webinar,

Fri Apr 30

11:00am - 12:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Getting to the Finish Line: Vaccination Policies for Workplaces

The increasing availability of Covid-19 vaccines require employers and employees to consider relevant employment and human rights law to establish workplace policies. Our panel of leading lawyers from western Canada will discuss potential liabilities, health and safety precautions employers should be taking, employees’ rights to privacy and the duty to accommodate in the context of Covid-19, and how to balance health and safety considerations with Charter rights or human rights. Participants will receive guidance on the following topics; Can employers require employees to be vaccinated? What are the Charter and human rights implications of vaccine requirements? What, if any, obligations are placed on employers and employees as each province moves through it’s vaccination plan?

Friday April 30 2021, Eric M. Adams, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, Connor Levy, Miller Titerle + Company (British Columbia), Christian Monnin, MLT Aikins (Manitoba), Janna Linner, MLT Aikins (Saskatchewan), Patricia Gonzales, Parlee McLaws LLP (Alberta), Zoom, Webinar,
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Thu May 6

12:30pm - 1:45pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

The Real Truth about Mental Health and Lawyers

Lawyers are more likely to experience mental health challenges than almost any other profession yet are reluctant to talk about this important topic. Sandra Cunningham QC, Winston Sayson QC, and Sandra Kovacs share their personal experiences with mental health challenges. Derek Lacroix QC joins to explain the role of the Lawyers Assistance Program.

Thursday May 6 2021, Sandra Cunningham, QC, Winston Sayson, QC, Derek LaCroix, QC, Moderated by Saah Sohn, Zoom, Webinar, Mental Health, Welness, Lawyers Assistance

Fri May 14

9:30am - 3:30pm

6 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Northern BC Virtual Law Talks 2021

Designed for practitioners in the BC North, this full-day virtual conference brings you topical discussions on Adapting Justice, Adapting Law, featuring presentations about effective document management, CanLii services, a view from the Bench about virtual advocacy, practice management in a COVID world and more...

Friday May 14 2021, Various - See Registration Page, Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic,

Wed May 19

 

CPD TBD

ONLINE

Women Lawyers Forum

Book Club: Two Firsts: Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada

We are very excited to announce that the renowned Professor Constance Backhouse, author of “Two Firsts: Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada” will host the upcoming WLF Education Committee Book Club. 

Wednesday May 19 2021, Professor Constance Backhouse, Zoom, Webinar, WLF,
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Thu May 20

12:00pm - 2:00pm

2 CPD (2.0 ethics)

ONLINE

CBABC PD & Kelowna Bar Associations

Ethical Considerations for Every Practitioner (Kelowna)

Have you ever encountered a “gray area” in your practice? Or an ethical dilemma that challenges your professional responsibility? Join the CBABC and Surrey Bar and the South Asian Bar Associations as we discuss the important subject of ethics in an engaging way, Jeevyn Dhaliwal QC and Kamaljit Kaur Lehal will involve audience members in the discussion of ethical scenarios involving real-life examples, case studies and the code of conduct. By examining emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice, this webinar will encourage you to think critically about ethical issues where the right path to take is not always clear. It will help you consider which decision-making criteria will fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.

Thursday May 20 2021, Michael Welsh QC and Aleem Bharmal QC, Zoom, Webinar,
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