Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20, 2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm (both days)
CLEBC Boardroom, 500 - 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Who should attend: "Family Law Dispute Resolution Professionals" as defined by the Family Law Act, including: family justice counsellors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, and family lawyers.
Learning level: All levels.
The Family Law Act’s approach to family law emphasizes out-of-court dispute resolution, and creates new duties for family dispute resolution professionals. As of March 18, 2013, those duties include assessing whether family violence may be present, and helping clients assess which dispute resolution processes might best keep them and their children safe and empower them to negotiate effectively.
For many, ending an intimate partnership is a time of danger. The danger can be physical, with those at risk including former partners, children, family members, and the abuser. The danger can also be emotional or psychological, resulting from mental illness, emotional abuse, the stress of a separation, or the personalities of the parties involved.
”Family violence” is defined broadly to include all elements of physical and emotional violence and abuse. Research shows that family lawyers and other family law professionals often fail to ask the questions needed to properly assess risk, and may often fail to recommend the most appropriate dispute resolution processes for their clients. This highly interactive two-day workshop using lectures, current literature, research, statistics, real case studies, role-playing, coaching, in-class discussion, and the guidance of trained coaches is designed to meet the training requirements under the amended Family Law Act and Regulation.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 14 hours (including a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.)
Arlene H. Henry, QC — Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver
Carol W. Hickman, QC — Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
EARLY BIRD Register by May 29, 2017 and SAVE
In Person: $1100
After May 29, 2017
In Person: $1210
Mediate BC Roster mediators will receive 20% off the full regular course registration fee. Call Customer Service to register.
Registration includes a print and electronic copy of the workshop materials. Lunch will be provided on Day 2.
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