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CLE Online is a subscription service that offers you 24/7 online access to CLEBC’s online resources so you can learn and work from anywhere at anytime.

Online Course Materials

Missed the course but still need the information?

CLEBC’s Online Course Materials service is only a click away. Subscribe annually for 24/7 online access to our vault of over 4,400 papers produced for CLEBC courses held since 2001.

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Written by leading BC lawyers and judges, the papers in Online Course Materials contain discussions of substantive law, extensive commentary, practice tips, and unreported trial and appellate decisions for your practice area.

We’ve designed Online Course Materials so that you can browse for what you need by practice area and search for what you want by course name, paper title, author, or keyword. Our papers are in PDF format and easily downloadable onto your desktop.

To ensure that you have access to the most current information, we add new papers to our Online Course Materials throughout the year.

Access the latest thinking and insights from BC’s legal experts today!

Webinar Archive

Missed the in-person course? Need content for a study group? Want a refresher on a specific topic?

Get online access to our repository of recorded presentations from CLEBC courses with one easy annual subscription to CLEBC’s Webinar Archive.

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So you can quickly find what you need, we’ve recorded our in-person courses, divided them by individual presentations (“modules”), and sorted the modules by practice area. Each module contains the presenter’s video or audio accompanied by any PowerPoint slides used, and also provides access to electronic course materials and handouts from the presentation in the module interface.

Our Webinar Archive continues to grow. Currently, we offer over 4,000 modules created from over 600 CLEBC courses in more than 30 practice areas, and over 300 new modules are added each year!

Online Practice Manuals

Convenient and time-saving, CLEBC’s Online Practice Manuals allow you to access your favourite CLEBC publications anytime, anywhere.

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Online Practice Manuals offer you:

  • fully searchable text to save you research time by eliminating the need to look through physical volumes
  • direct links from the online publication to full text of case law and legislation
  • document builder function for select publications to help you draft complete documents from a bank of prepared clauses

Access to Online Practice Manuals is included in the print + online packages for CLEBC publications. In addition, all of our publications are also now available as online-only subscriptions with yearly or monthly payment plan options.

Did you know? As part of our ongoing commitment to providing affordable and accessible legal education and information, CLEBC has reduced prices on all online-only subscriptions for publications.

CLEBC Precedent Collection

Drafting a document? There’s no need to reinvent the wheel.

Save hours of drafting time! The CLEBC Precedent Collection offers hundreds of regularly updated online forms and precedents in a broad range of practice areas. Quickly find the template you need by keyword searching the collection or by browsing by practice area.

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With each form or precedent, you can:

  • Review a short description on when and how to use the template
  • Download it to your desktop in Word format

Self-Paced eLearning

Looking to complete CPD credits on your own, at your own pace?

Self-Paced eLearning offers one to two-hour programs on various topics including ethics and practice management. These short online programs are interactive, with quiz questions interspersed between video clips and reference materials about the topic covered.

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Your subscription to any Self-Paced eLearning program allows you to access your program on demand for two weeks from your date of subscription. With Self-Paced eLearning, you can learn and earn CPD credits on your own and at your own pace, control video and question playback, and complete any program in multiple sessions without having worry about losing your answers.

Toolkits

Featuring our award-winning Advocacy Toolkit!

CLEBC’s Toolkits provide you with online practice support and skill development. Each Toolkit contains video demonstrations, explanations, and commentary along with text resources such as practice tips, checklists, and precedents.

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CLEBC’s award-winning Advocacy Toolkit is designed to assist lawyers with limited recent court experience. The Advocacy Toolkit follows a single fact pattern and features short videos demonstrating effective and ineffective examples of 10 essential oral advocacy skills. Each video is annotated with commentary and explanations on how to make a more effective oral presentation. The skills demonstrated include:

  • theory of the case
  • opening
  • chambers applications
  • examination for discovery
  • direct examination
  • cross-examination
  • refreshing memory
  • objections
  • impeaching the witness through prior inconsistent statement
  • closing

Case Digest Connection

No time to read the full text of recent cases, but want to keep current?  

Timely and convenient, the Case Digest Connection (“CDC”) service provides you with digests of cases decided by the British Columbia superior courts, selected Provincial Court decisions, and Supreme Court of Canada cases originating from BC.

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Each digest includes:

  • a summary of the case
  • indexing terms of the legal issues involved
  • names of counsel, judges, and expert witnesses
  • key case authorities considered
  • court information
  • links directly to the judgment’s full text

Your subscription to the CDC for your practice area includes access to:

  1. CDC Archive – our online 24/7 repository containing all cases digested since January 1996; and
  2. CDC Email Service – our email notification of the most recently digested cases in your practice area sent directly to your inbox

CDC Email Service notification frequency:

Civil Weekly
Civil/Criminal Weekly
Criminal Weekly
Family Weekly
Personal Injury Weekly
Wills and Estates Monthly