Meet Our Staff: Allison Smith

November 18, 2016

Photo of artwork from Testify performance and art showWelcome to our first installment of CLEBC’s new “Meet Our Staff” series! We are delighted to introduce Allison Smith, CLEBC’s Online Course Material Coordinator. If you are a CLEBC volunteer, you may recognize Allison’s name from her friendly email reminders about materials for courses you’ve presented at. If you’ve ever taken a CLEBC course, you may recognize her from our Event App correspondence which contains all the resources you need for a successful learning experience. Read more...

Employment Law Conference 2017: Call for Papers

November 3, 2016

Employment Law Conference 2017: Call for PapersCLEBC is proud to present our Employment Law Conference on May 4 & 5, 2017. This annual event will provide you with a comprehensive update on the trends, issues and changes that you need to know are taking place in this interesting and developing area of practice. Read more...

Testify: A Project of the Indigenous Laws + the Arts Collective

October 19, 2016

Photo of artwork from Testify performance and art showCLEBC is proud to support Testify: A Project of the Indigenous Laws + the Arts Collective. Testify is a performance and art show in which 11 pairs of artists and legal thinkers work in conversation with each other to create pieces that explore Indigenous laws. Read more...

Q+A with The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell

October 18, 2016

Q+A with The Honourable Thomas A. CromwellCLEBC was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell about current trends in administrative law, his advice for lawyers advocating before the Supreme Court of Canada, and his plans after retirement. Read more...

Q + A: Negotiation Skills for the Zombie Apocalypse

October 13, 2016

Scared-looking human figurines being followed by zombie figurines CLEBC's Negotiation Skills for the Zombie Apocalypse course will take place on October 31, 2016. We chatted with two of the course chairs about this practical and fun course to improve your negotiation skills for conflicts in daily practice and life. Read more...

CLEBC Resources: Societies Act Transition and Beyond (Part 2)

October 11, 2016

Graphic of 'BC Societies Guide' logo In response to demand from the legal community, CLEBC is proud to announce that our new BC Societies Guide has been released and is now available for purchase! If you are a lawyer who practises charities and not-for-profit law or sits on the board of a society, this publication was created for you. Read more...

In Force Date Announced for New BC Franchises Act: February 1, 2017

October 6, 2016

photo of cafe sign Earlier this week, the BC provincial government announced that the new Franchises Act and accompanying regulations will come into force on February 1, 2017. The new Act will create significant change to franchising in BC, affecting both franchisors and franchisees. Learn about the new legislation and how to get more information. Read more...

CLEBC Resources: Societies Act Transition and Beyond

September 22, 2016

Stock photo of people wearing 'Volunteer' shirts The new British Columbia Societies Act will come into force on November 28, 2016 and will replace the current Society Act. When the new Societies Act comes into force, currently registered societies will have two years to transition to compliance under the new legislation. In order to assist in the transition, CLEBC has the following resources available for your specific needs during this major legislative change and beyond. Read more...

Access to Justice: Access Pro Bono’s Free Legal Advice-a-Thon

September 12, 2016

Access to Justice: Access Pro Bono’s Free Legal Advice-a-Thon CLEBC is proud to support Access Pro Bono’s Free Legal Advice-a-Thon. On September 9, 2016, more than 50 Vancouver lawyers volunteered for one-hour shifts throughout the day to provide free legal advice to individual clients at Victory Square Park. Read more...

CLEBC Wins International Award for the Access to Justice for Children Conference

August 10, 2016

CLEBC Wins International Award for the Access to Justice for Children Conference The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) one of only 21 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations. An Award for Outstanding Achievement was given to CLBEC for the Access to Justice for Children Conference: Law Practice and Children’s Human Rights in the Best Public Interest category. Read more...

CLEBC Wins International Award for the Advocacy Toolkit

August 10, 2016

CLEBC Wins International Award for the Advocacy Toolkit The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) one of only 21 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations. An Award for Professional Excellence in Programs was given to CLEBC for the Advocacy Toolkit, in the Best Program category. Read more...

CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers: 1996 to 2016

July 14, 2016

CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers CLEBC works with over 1,000 volunteers every year to support a culture of learning, to encourage innovation, and to give back to the BC bar. This list of our most prolific volunteers between 1996 and 2016 displays just one of many ways that CLEBC can take a bow to the remarkable contributions of our volunteers. Read more...

Watch: Video Clips from CLEBC’s “Access to Justice for Children Conference”

May 9, 2016

Access to Justice for Children thumbnail The program, now available in our Webinar Archive, provides the foundation lawyers need regarding the nature of children’s legal rights, and the reality and complexity of the lives of children entitled to benefit from those rights. It links that foundation to the daily work lawyers do, suggesting practical ways for lawyers to effectively work with children to identify breaches of their legal rights and to provide remedies for them. Read more...

CLEBC congratulates the 2015 Queen’s Counsel appointees

January 10, 2016

CLEBC congratulates the 2015 Queen’s Counsel appointeesThe 39 lawyers recognized for their exceptional achievements last year, many of whom have are valued CLEBC volunteers, represent a diverse range of practice areas. Read more...

“Not for Sissies”: The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, on Administrative Law

December 17, 2015

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PCEach year our Administrative Law Conference proudly features the involvement of a Supreme Court of Canada judge. We were very pleased to welcome The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, to our 16th Annual Administrative Law Conference on November 16, 2015. Read more...

CLEBC responds to a Bencher decision with a FREE one-hour online course

November 30, 2015

Image of First Nations carvingCLEBC is offering a free one-hour online course to enable lawyers to gain a better understanding of challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read more...

CLEBC Honours Leader in Learning Alison Murray, QC

November 6, 2015

Alison Murray, QC Once every two years, CLEBC honours a person for his or her extraordinary contribution to the enhancement of learning in our legal community by presenting that person with the Leaders in Learning award. This year’s recipient, Alison L. Murray, QC, of Murray Jamieson, embodies the behaviours and values of the award. Read more...

Human Rights Conference 2016: Call for Papers

April 15, 2016

Human Rights Conference 2016: Call for PapersCLEBC is proud to be presenting our annual Human Rights Conference on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2016. At this annual conference, we address the current and emerging issues in human rights law. We aim to provide those working in this area with a substantive look at the current trends to help them tackle the increasingly complex and sophisticated issues in this area of practice. Read more...

CLEBC and CBABC in Partnership: Early Bird Discount

January 11, 2016

CLEBC and CBABC in PartnershipCLEBC is pleased to announce its partnership with CBABC to provide members an additional 10 calendar days to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on all CLEBC programs running from now until April 30, 2016. Read more...

Employment Law Conference 2016: Call for Papers

November 10, 2015

Call for Papers CLEBC invites lawyers, academics, the judiciary, human resources practitioners, and all other professionals interested in this area to provide us with a brief outline of topics that you would like to propose for a spot on the agenda of the 2016 Employment Law Conference. Read more...

Interview with Bill Buholzer

September 11, 2015

Bill Buholzer interview | Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook Bill Buholzer talks to us about his latest book: Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook. Read more...

CLEBC Wins Award of Professional Excellence

June 10, 2015

CLEBC wins ACLEA award CLEBC is pleased to announce that our 4-part Corporate Records Series program, which ran over the course of several months in 2014, is the recipient of an ACLEA’s Best Award for 2015! Read more...

 

Call for Topics: Immigration Issues in Depth

June 8, 2015

Call for Papers: Human Rights Conference 2015Submit your ideas to CLEBC before June 26, 2015.
CLEBC is proud to be presenting our annual Immigration Issues in Depth course on Friday, December 4th, 2015. At this annual course, we will address the most significant developments in the area of immigration law over the past year and look ahead to the critical issues that are emerging. Read more...

VIDEO: 10th Biennial Family Law Conference 2015

June 4, 2015

10th Biennial Family Law ConferenceAn invitation from the Course Chairs.
This two-day conference will be chock-full of every trending issue that we encounter – from strategies for conducting a case, conferences, chambers, trials, appeals, updates on guidelines, the evolving property division case law to income and alienation – all of it will be covered by pre-eminent counsel from here BC and across Canada. Read more...

Summer Series 2015

June 2, 2015

Summer Series 2015Freshen up your CPD! Over 40 programs to be rebroacast July 20 - 31.
The summer months can bring a slower pace, and whether you’re in the office or away, it’s a great time to get some extra training and enhance your skills. Check out our wide range of convenient online courses, and take some courses on the road this summer. Read more...

Introducing the Advocacy Toolkit

May 1, 2015

Advocacy ToolkitImprove your oral advocacy skills with this on-demand resource—select the topic of interest when you need it.
CLEBC is proud to announce a new practice support and skill development learning tool: the Advocacy Toolkit. The Toolkit is an on-demand resource designed to help lawyers improve their oral advocacy skills. Read more...

CLE-TV: Annual Review Series

March 18, 2015

Annual Review SeriesComposed of seven "year in review" updates in select areas of law.
For each practice area, we will provide you with an update of the most significant legal developments which have taken place in the past 12 months. Read more...

CPDone Pass: Completing Your CPD Hours Just Got Easier!

October 23, 2014

CPDone LogoStarting in January 2015, purchase your CPDone Pass and obtain 12 hours of CPD credit through CLEBC by choosing from several online learning options. Read more...

 

Call for Papers: Human Rights 2015

April 27, 2015

Call for Papers: Human Rights Conference 2015Submit your ideas to CLEBC before May 11, 2015.
CLEBC is proud to present our annual Human Rights Conference on Thursday & Friday, November 19 & 20, 2015. At this annual conference, we address the most current and emerging issues in human rights law. Read more...

VIDEO: Access to Justice for Children Conference

April 21, 2015

Access to Justice for Children Conference An invitation from Course Chairs, Donna J. Martinson and Suzanne S. Williams.
There's a big gap between children's significant rights, and the reality of their lives... We have an access to justice crisis here in Canada, and unfortunately children, who are our most vulnurable people, are taking the brunt of the crisis. Read more & watch video...

Update for Paralegals & Legal Suport Staff

April 15, 2015

Paralegal Courses at CLEBCCLEBC's late-spring calendar provides specialized education for BC Paralegals and legal support staff.
As a paralegal, your role is integral to the legal community and continued education is the key to your accelerated career track.Read more...

New in 2015: Business Basics Series

February 5, 2015

Business Basics SeriesOur 6 part CLE-TV combo provides quick, accessible, and affordable education.
Courses are provided sequentially — just once a month, one hour at a time. CLEBC Program Lawyer, Genevieve Chang built this program with the newly called lawyer in mind. These are timeless topics that are consistently relevant. Read more...

Employment Law Conference 2015: Call for Papers

November 25, 2014

Employment Law Conference Call for PapersWe invite lawyers, academics, the judiciary, human resources practitioners, and all other professionals interested in Employment Law to submit a proposal for our upcoming conference in May 2015. Read more...

Going Forward: Aboriginal Rights and Title

November 5, 2014

Aboriginal Rights and TitleAboriginal rights and title has been one of the major newsmakers of 2014. Get the stories behind the headlines at this year's Aboriginal Law Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Read more...

CLEBC Wins International ACLEA Awards

July 30, 2014

ACLEA Award for Self-Paced eLearningCLEBC is honoured once again to receive awards of outstanding achievement from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). Read more...

Legal Education at Your Fingertips

July 23, 2014

Legal Education at Fingertips

We've always been a leader in Continuing Legal Education throughout the province. Starting with a few face-to-face courses at UBC in the 1970s, our society has evolved to offer a wide array of practical, reliable, and accessible legal resources to equip the legal profession with the knowledge and skills needed to serve the public. Read more...

Advance Your Designated Paralegal Career with CLEBC

July 15, 2014

Designated Paralegal

Designated Paralegals play an important role in providing the public with greater access to legal services in BC. This rewarding role offers an exciting opportunity which brings with it a number of additional challenges and responsibilities.

If you’re a Designated Paralegal, or if you’re thinking of becoming one, CLEBC can help you develop the skills you need to enhance your career. Read more...

Sit Back with the CLEBC Summer Series

June 6, 2014

Summer Series

The summer months can bring a slower pace, and whether you’re in the office or away, it’s a great time to get some extra training and enhance your skills. Check out our wide range of flexible and convenient learning options and take some courses on the road this summer. Read more...

15 Years of Winning Advocacy Skills

May 16, 2014

Winning Advocacy Skills WorkshopFlames burst from the dry cleaner on Elm Street in East Vancouver. Spontaneous combustion? The insurance company pays out, but a private investigator gets a sniff of arson. The insurance company wants its money back. The police conduct an investigation and the owner and one of his employees are charged with arson.

This scenario mirrors a real case and is the basis for this year’s Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop. Read more...

Course Materials Now Available in Electronic Form Only

May 16, 2014

Our paperless course materials initiative is well underway and we appreciate your support in making this a successful transition.
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Dispute Resolution Conference: "And Now for Something Completely Different..."

April 24, 2014

Dispute Resolution Conference

Mediators, arbitrators, negotiators, and counsel in mediation are invited to a fun and dynamic day of wide-ranging ideas to add to your conflict resolution toolbox. Keynote speaker Cinnie Noble from Toronto headlines a faculty presenting on such diverse topics as conflict coaching skills, applied improvisational theatre, and embodied leadership. Read more...

What the Family Law Act Means for Your Estates Practice

April 30, 2014

Randy Klarenbach

This one-of-a-kind course for estates practitioners will focus on the complex details of the Family Law Act in relation to wills, estates and succession law. FLA for Estates Practitioners is a full-day course being offered in-person and via live webinar on Friday, June 20, 2014. Read more...

Real Estate Fundamentals: One-Stop Shop for Real Estate Lawyers

March 28, 2014

Randy Klarenbach

Junior to intermediate real estate lawyers in BC have the opportunity to learn the essential issues of real estate law through a comprehensive two-day CLEBC course. Read more...

Housekeeping Amendments to the New Probate Rules and Forms – March 25, 2014

March 27, 2014

WESA PublicationsThe new probate rules and forms under the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (the “WESA”) are amended by OIC 126, 2014, approved on March 25, 2014. Read more...

CLEBC Sponsoring Law Week 2014

March 21, 2014

The Family Law Act: One Year Later

March 13, 2014

New CLE-TV Series Offers Alternative to Full-Day Course

February 20, 2014

Wills, Estates, and Probate: More resources on the way from CLEBC

January 24, 2014

Visit CLEBC's Wills, Estates and Succession Act Resource Centre

January 17, 2014

Taking Stock: 600 Hours of Family Law Training Offered by CLEBC in 2013

December 19, 2013

Reading and Annotating Paperless Course Materials on Mobile Devices

December 13, 2013

Introducing Our Paperless Course Materials Initiative

August 14, 2013

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