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 22, 2021

All times listed in Pacific time.

Tue Jan 26

4:00pm - 5:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section

Immersive Experience into Lawyer Wellness

David Ibbetson will provide valuable insights on lawyer wellness, with the goal of allowing participants to obtain a glimpse of what self-coaching feels like, and how it can contribute towards lawyer wellness and potential.

Tuesday January 26 2021, David Ibbetson, Lawyer Coach, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jan 27

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

CCCA BC Section

A Panel Discussion on Managing a Remote In-House Legal Team

Martine Boucher of Simplex Legal will be moderating a panel of experts who will provide practical insights regarding managing an in-house legal team remotely. 

Wednesday January 27 2021, Ann Tuck, VP Legal Affair and General Counsel at Vancity, Margot Spence, Manager Corporate Law at ICBC, Melody Robens-Paradise, Deputy Regional Director & Senior Counsel, BC Regional Office Department of Justice, Etienne van Eck, Executive Director/ Deputy Registrar, Inquiry, Discipline & Monitoring at the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, Zoom, Webinar, in-house counsel,

Wed Jan 27

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Section

What Family Law Lawyers Need to Know About Defamation & Privacy Law

Our panel of guest speakers – litigators from both the family law or defamation practice areas– will speak to us about defamation & privacy law as it impacts family law practitioners and our clients.

Wednesday January 27 2021, Daniel W Burnett, Q.C. of Owen Bird Law Corporation, Daniel J. Reid of Harper Grey LLP , Josephine Wong of Hayward Sheppard Barristers & Solicitors , Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Jan 27

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Victoria Section

Criminal Justice and the Indigenous Offender

Please join us to hear what life is like on the Bench from recent appointments Judge Karina Sacca and Judge Wendy Bernt.

Wednesday January 27 2021, The Honourable Judge Roger Cutler - Sitting Judge in the Indigenous Court, Duncan, Elder and Mentor Mark Atleo and Vanessa Ramsdale - South Island Wellness Society, Leah Fontaine - BC Prosecution Service, Mitchell Walker - Director of Gladue Services- BC First Nations Justice Counsel, Zoom, Webinar, Aboriginal,
New

Thu Jan 28

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Business Law Section

BCBCA Transparency Register Requirements - Practice Points for Solicitors

Eric Lung and Dierk Ullrich will provide practical advice regarding navigating the new transparency register requirements. They will also demonstrate the application of the new BCBCA requirements to common corporate ownership structures.

Thursday January 28 2021, Eric Lung, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP, Dierk Ullrich, Partner, Fasken , Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jan 28

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Construction Law Section

Using IPD Delivery for Construction Projects

There is interest and uncertainty around the use of the construction delivery known as Integrated Project Delivery.  The CCDC recently released the CCDC 30 - IPD Contract as a standard form document for IPD projects.  How are professionals navigating through this framework? 

Thursday January 28 2021, Jen Hancock, VP, Collaborative Construction, Chandos Construction, , Ana Maria Llanos, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., , Doug Sanders, Partner, BLG, , David Little, Partner, Bennett Jones, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Jan 28

4:30pm - 6:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Charities and Not-For-Profit Section

Insurance Considerations for Not-For-Profits and Charities

This presentation will cover all manner of insurance issues applicable to not-for-profits and charities including, for example, approrpiate insurance coverage for not-for-profits and charities, and the impact of COVID-19 on the insurance industry.

Thursday January 28 2021, Nikki Keith, Partner at Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services Inc., Karen Zimmer, Partner at Alexander Holburn , Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic,

Wed Feb 3

12:00om - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Municipal Law Section

Marchi v. Nelson Case Update and Discussion

The Supreme Court of Canada recently granted leave to appeal the decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal in Marchi v Nelson (City of), 2020 BCCA 1. A panel of counsel on the case as well as municipal insurers who will discuss the issues and implications involved.

Wednesday February 3 2021, Greg Allen, Partner, Allen / McMillan, , Dana Romanick, Lawyer, Kootenay Law, , Aniz Alani, Solictor, City of Abbotsford, , Megan Chorlton, Director of Member Services, Muniicipal Insurance Association of BC, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Feb 3

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section

Top 10 IP Cases in 2020 - BC and Beyond

This past year, the Supreme Court, the federal courts, and BC provincial courts redefined and continued to define key aspects of intellectual property law. In a panel discussion format, Jennifer Marles,  Pablo Tseng and Scott Foster will discuss the top 10 IP cases in 2020.

Wednesday February 3 2021, Jennufer Marles, Partner, Oyen Wiggs, , Pablo Tseng, Partner, McMillian, , Scott Foster, Partner, Gowling WLG, Zoom, Webinar,

Wed Feb 3

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD (1.0 ethics)

ONLINE

BC Northwest Section Section

Ethical Practices and Scenarios

Please join the BC Northwest Section for the first meeting of 2021! Speakers Scott Mulder of Warner Bandstra Brown and elected Bencher Heidi Zetzsche will guide us through ethical practice scenarios, reflecting on their own experiences and practice areas.

Wednesday February 3 2021, Scott Mulder, Criminal Defence, Family, and Civil Litigation, Warner Bandstra Brown (Terrace), Heidi Zetzsche, Elected Bencher of the Cariboo Region, Family Lawyer (108 Mile House), Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Feb 3

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Family Law-Kamloops Section

January Meeting

We will be having our first section meeting of 2021. Go to the registration page to view the agenda.

Wednesday February 3 2021, , Zoom, Webinar,
New

Fri Feb 5

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

The NCA Path for Success: Securing Articles

As an internationally trained law student or lawyer, you’re now in BC working on your NCA. Next up: articling! Join this session to hear from people who have been in your shoes, looking for articles in a competitive environment.

Friday February 5 2021, Siohban Lennox, Rupinder Gosal, Paula Price, Zoom, Webinar, Foreign, qualifications, practice law in Canada,

Tue Feb 9

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Real Property-Vancouver Section

BC Real Estate Market Update

Kellie Fong, Economist with the BC Real Estate Association, will provide her insight on the BC economy with a focus on residential real estate.

Tuesday February 9 2021, Kellie Fong, Economist with the BC Real Estate Association, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Tue Feb 9

4:00pm - 5:00pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum

Meet & Greet with CBA National President Brad Regehr

Brad Regehr, CBA National President will join ALF from his home in Winnipeg to share his perspective on the work of CBA on truth and reconciliation, hear your thoughts about the legal profession, and answer your questions.

Tuesday February 9 2021, Brad Regehr, CBA National President , Zoom, Webinar, ALF, Indigenous,
New

Wed Feb 10

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 CPD

ONLINE

Administrative Law Section

Judicial Review Advocacy before the BC Supreme Court: Thoughts from Madam Justice Lyster

Madam Justice Lyster will provide observations and tips for legal counsel representing parties in applications for judicial review, including best practices for written and oral advocacy, and how to address issues that may arise when appearing against self-represented parties. 

Wednesday February 10 2021, Madam Justice Lyster, BC Supreme Court, Zoom, Webinar,

Thu Feb 11

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 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, including various changes to SEC reporting requirements, COVID-related developments, among others.

Thursday February 11 2021, Chris Doerksen and Kimberley Anderson of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic,
New

Tue Feb 16

 

1 CPD

ONLINE

Wills & Trusts-Vancouver Section

View from the Bench - Advocating Effectively in Virtual Proceedings

Madam Justice Amy D. Francis of the Supreme Court of British Columbia will provide comments from a presiding judge’s perspective on how to effectively advocate in virtual proceedings.

Tuesday February 16 2021, Madam Justice Amy D. Francis of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Feb 17

5:00pm - 7:00pm

2 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Victoria Section

A View from the Bench

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Provincial Court Judge?  What it would be like to preside over Criminal matters coming from a Family Law background?  What it takes to be a Judge in a small community or deal with judging remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Wednesday February 17 2021, Judge Karina Sacca, Judge Wendy Bernt, Zoom, Webinar, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID, coronavirus,

Wed Feb 17

6:00pm - 7:30pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

Criminal Justice-Vancouver Section

Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver: A Primer

Join us to learn all about the Drug Treatment Court of Vancouver! DTCV is in its 20th year of operation this year out of BC Provincial Court at 222 Main Street.

Wednesday February 17 2021, Judge Dhillon, BC Provincial Court, Chantelle Coulson, DTCV Prosecutor, Debra Carpentier, DTCV Duty Counsel, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Wed Feb 24

 

1 CPD

ONLINE

Immigration Law-Victoria Lawyers Group Section

Question & Answers with CBSA

The CBA BC Victoria subsection will be joined by one or more local representatives from CBSA. Please send questions for CBSA to Tess Acton at tess@vancouverlaw.ca by February 18. Speaker details to come. 

Wednesday February 24 2021, TBA, Zoom, Webinar,
New

Thu Feb 25

12:30pm - 2:00pm

1.5 CPD

ONLINE

CBABC PD

Financial Planning for Lawyers: Creating a Plan that's Right for You

With court closures and an overall reduction in work, many firms are lowering partner draw, freezing hiring, and eliminating positions. This session will emphasize the importance of a financial plan and offer practical tips for stretching income and keeping emotions out of investments.

Thursday February 25 2021, Amardeep Sidhu, Lawyers Financial, Zoom, Webinar, Finance, Money, Save, Savings, Debt, Student, Young Lawyer, Loans, Lawyers Financial

Thu Mar 25

 

CPD TBD

ONLINE

Family Law-Vancouver Island Section

"BUT WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?" - Cultural Competency in Family Law

In this presentation, Beatriz Contreras of Contreras McLennan Law Corporation will generate a discussion on respectful intercultural communications in a family law file with emphasis on identifying some common microaggressions.

Thursday March 25 2021, Beatriz Contreras, Family & Immigration Lawyer, Contreras McLennan Law Corporation , Zoom, Webinar,
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