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October 2018

Fundamentals of Mediation

October 17 - October 18

Are you planning to become a mediator, or to add valuable skills to your existing litigation toolkit? Dispute resolution skills will enhance your value to your clients. This two-day course provides you with the entry-level training for general civil mediation. You will become familiar with the basics of mediation in a coached, practical setting. The course is a permitted prerequisite for the CLEBC course Advanced Mediation Skills for Non-Family Mediators, and has been approved as mediation training requirements for Mediate BC.

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Cross-Examination 2018

October 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For litigators, there is perhaps no more challenging element of advocacy than managing cross-examination, which has the ability to turn a case completely around—sometimes in an instant! This course will provide litigators like you with a solid grounding in the foundations of cross-examination, from theory to application. You  will explore where cross-examination fits within the evidence and theory of the case, first principles, and best practices.

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Essential Technology Skills for Lawyers and Legal Support Staff

October 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Legal-specific power tips for getting the most out of technology. Upgrade your tech skills and gain confidence with core production tools like Word, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. You will explore the best legal-specific power tips for the technology you already have and technologies that should be on your radar, so you can prioritize and make informed decisions.

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Professionalism—Malpractice Pitfalls of Daily Law Office Computing

October 23, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you aware of the malpractice pitfalls in the electronic practice of law? Join us to learn about security vulnerabilities related to documents, emails, and e-discovery.

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Using the Latest Law Office Technology to Avoid Practice Pitfalls – COMBO

October 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This series of three 2-hour programs will equip you with the knowledge you need to harness the technology you have in your law office.

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Tools and Techniques for Negotiating and Revising Electronic Documents

October 23, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lawyers frequently trade electronic documents with opposing counsel and clients to indicate changes and proposed modifications. This seminar covers the tools available in Word for safely emailing documents, comparing versions, tracking changes, and adding comments and other annotations.

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Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget (Technology for Tightwads)

October 23, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let's face it, the array of your technology choices is overwhelming; and in this economy, you cannot afford to make bad tech decisions. This seminar gives you a lawyer's technology roadmap focusing on keeping costs as low as possible.

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Labour Relations 2018

October 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you represent management or union, understanding the other perspective is key to taking your strategic and negotiation abilities to the next level. Benefit by learning from faculty from both sides of the bargaining table, as they provide you with a balanced approach towards key issues in labour law.

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Indigenous Laws Conference

October 25 - October 26

This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in legal issues respecting Indigenous peoples, and to everyone interested in building constructive partnerships in Canada.

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Hot Topics in Family Law Part II: Good Lawyering for Bad Parenting

October 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dealing with parents and parenting issues can be a challenging part of family law practice. This course will give you valuable tools and tips for navigating your clients through the minefield of parenting disputes.

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Advanced Mediator Clinic

October 29 - October 30

Want to take your mediation skills to the next level? This two-day, practice-oriented, advanced-level course will feature high-level skills training, discussion of contemporary problems in mediation, and clinical mediation experimentation.

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November 2018

Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Conference 2018

November 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you lead, advise, or volunteer at a charity or not-for-profit? Join us to fully understand your role and responsibilities. At this conference, lawyers with dedicated charities and not-for-profit practices will provide you with up to date information on current issues affecting your organization.

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The Art of Communication and Persuasion 2018

November 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

To be truly successful as a lawyer, you need to master the art of influence, which starts with communicating your ideas and arguments effectively to a wide array of audiences. This lively, interactive program teaches you small, controllable steps anyone can take to increase your ability to persuade others.

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Insurance Law Conference 2018

November 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you ready for CLEBC's annual event for insurance counsel and insurance industry professionals? Continuing with the tradition of previous years, this conference will cover important case developments, critical practice issues, and notable industry trends in insurance law.

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Managing Legal Issues and Risk in the Digital Age: The Internet of Weirdness

November 6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us to learn about the legal issues and risks arising from this rapid digital transformation, such as cyberbullying, dissemination of misinformation, sale of contraband, election meddling, and additional misconduct occurring on the anonymous "dark web".

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Ethics and Commercial Law 2018

November 6, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As a lawyer advising in the fast-paced world of business, it is important to be prepared to recognize, address, and know who to ask for help when ethical issues arise. This focused, two-hour course features four panelists who will each present fact patterns. You will have the opportunity to engage with the fact patterns by answering poll questions and discussing the ethical issues with the panelists and other attendees. Engaging and dynamic, you will leave this course with all of…

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How to Draft a Contract: For New Transactional Lawyers

November 7, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Learn to draft contracts with confidence from an author, professor, and transactional lawyer with over 20 years’ experience! How to Draft a Contract is a practical “how to” drafting program relevant to lawyers entering any area of transactional practice, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, business law, intellectual property, and commercial real estate, to name just a few. Come and see why hundreds of lawyers are attending this seminar every year!

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

November 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Designed to teach lawyers how to be more natural, believable, and self-possessed as well as to implement simple, concrete techniques that will maximize your performance at trial, in mediation, at arbitration, and in any legal argument.

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23 Mistakes Experienced Drafters Usually Make

November 8, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This seminar explains 23 typical stylistic and substantive drafting errors usually found in all kinds of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, contracts for the sale of goods and services, licenses, real estate contracts, settlement agreements, employment and consulting agreements, partnership agreements, and much more.

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Mergers and Acquisitions 2018

November 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mergers and acquisitions practice is hectic, leaving you little time to keep up with every deal and every market development. This biennial update is your opportunity to learn from the leading minds of the Vancouver M&A community all in one day. External counsel, in-house counsel, and other stakeholders have curated the most important transactions, trends, and topics to share with you.

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Gladue Submissions

November 15 - November 16

Building blocks for better, more culturally competent legal practice. Your fundamental guide to Gladue rights, principles, factors, reports, and submissions. In its 1999 decision Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that judges must consider history, systemic factors, and cultural issues when determining sentencing and bail for Indigenous offenders, in order to address the serious over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. Join us and improve your Gladue knowledge and competency today!

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Estate Planning Update 2018 (Day 1 – Wills, Estates, and Trusts Conference)

November 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 1 of the Wills, Estates and Trusts Conference 2018. Estate planning is key to securing the future financial security of your clients and their families. To create well-designed estate plans that meet your clients’ goals, you need to keep current on relevant law and techniques. Join us as experienced faculty explore with you important topics of the day.

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Estate Litigation Update 2018 (Day 2 – Wills, Estates, and Trusts Conference)

November 16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 2 of the Wills, Estates and Trusts Conference 2018. Invest in upgrading your estate litigation skills and knowledge. Our experienced faculty will share their academic knowledge of the law and their practice experience to further your skills as an estate litigator to handle all types of asset and estate-related issues.

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Prosecution and Defence of Sexual Offences 2018

November 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This crucial one-day course will explore the complex law dealing with sex-related crimes. Sexual assault presents unique challenges for both defence and prosecution. As the law evolves to reflect new understanding of the experiences of different complainants, practitioners must carefully balance the rights and defences of the accused with accommodations for complainants.

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Conflict Resolution Conference 2018

November 19 - November 20

Attend both days and have the opportunity to learn and practice new skills in approaches in 1/2 day workshops offered on the second day. Day one is available as a stand-alone conference if you prefer to attend the first day by webinar.

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Stress, Pressure, and Ethical Decision-Making for Lawyers

November 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This engaging, highly interactive program provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, "Why do 'good' lawyers 'go bad'?" Based on an original short film, written and co-produced by Michael Kahn and his partner, Chris Osborn from ReelTime CLE, interspersed with a discussion among two experienced lawyers regarding the intersection of ethical decision-making and the manifold sources of stress encountered by lawyers in day-to-day practice.

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Ethical Decision-Making for Lawyers AND Wellness for Lawyers COMBO

November 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Attend both Stress, Pressure and Ethical Decision-Making for Lawyers AND Self-Awareness, Self-Care, and Wellness for Lawyers at a discounted registration fee.

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Self-Awareness, Self-Care, and Wellness for Lawyers

November 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The term "wellness" is a common topic of discussion in our culture. A growing number of law societies across Canada have identified lawyer well-being as a critical issue that needs immediate attention. Gain a greater understanding of the importance of self-care and self-awareness, and, most importantly, practical steps to improve your quality of life.

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CLE-TV: Cannabis and US Immigration

November 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an in-depth discussion on the United States immigration consequences for non-citizens who have affiliations with cannabis.

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Real Estate Development Update

November 22, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Are you an experienced real estate lawyer looking for in-depth discussion on advanced real estate issues? This course is designed for you with topics reflecting the hands-on experiences of faculty who work through complex issues on a regular basis.

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Expert Evidence on Trial: Unearthing Bias in Expert Testimony

November 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Your guide to the world of cognitive bias in expert evidence. "Expert" is a term people often incorrectly equate with concepts such as "objectivity" and "impartiality". However, you know as a litigator that expert evidence is disputable in court. Chaired by experienced cognitive neuroscientists, this course will help you improve your ability to identify and reveal biases, flaws, and strengths in expert reports and testimony.

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Foundations of Negotiation

November 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will take you through the stages of a negotiation, utilizing case studies, mini lectures, video demonstrations, and various role plays. You will walk away with an understanding of how to make the first offer, how to avoid blooper phrases, best practices in response to prevalent hurdles, how to end an "unsuccessful" negotiation, and much more!

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Administrative Law Conference 2018

November 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us and review a year’s worth of administrative law developments in a day! This annual conference is your efficient solution to learning about recent decisions, legislative updates, and current trends in this complex practice area. You will leave this conference up to date and equipped with new practice tips for your administrative law files.

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Human Rights Law Conference 2018

November 29 - November 30

Human rights law goes beyond the scope of employment law practice and is constantly evolving. Over the course of two days, you will explore a comprehensive range of human rights law topics presented by diverse speakers. This conference will include the ever-popular annual case law update, judicial review update, and ethics fact patterns.

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The Great Examination for Discovery: Principles and Principal Techniques

November 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If done right, questioning an adverse witness at examination for discovery is an intellectually rigorous discipline, requiring diligent and skillful application of logical rules that best exploit case theory opportunities and attack case theory problems. Using highly-entertaining video clips of numerous high profile examinations, this program analyzes and illustrates the elements of great adverse examinations for discovery, so you can learn how to effectively perform an examination for discovery every time.

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

November 30, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Designed to teach lawyers how to be more natural, believable, and self-possessed as well as to implement simple, concrete techniques that will maximize your performance at trial, in mediation, at arbitration, and in any legal argument.

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December 2018

Last Kick at the Can Rebroadcasts

December 3
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 19, 2018

If you are still looking to meet your CPD requirements for 2018, take advantage of our “Last Kick at the Can” rebroadcast series. This year, from December 3 to 19, we will be rebroadcasting over 40 of our most popular courses from the past year. Click the title link to view the full list of courses.

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Family Law Mediation Fundamentals

December 5 - December 7

The second course in CLEBC's Family Law Mediation curriculum, this course will give you a better understanding of the nature and source of conflict in the context of family dispute resolution, in addition to the role and objectives of a mediator.

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Residential Real Estate Conference

December 6, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Are you ready for CLEBC’s 11th annual Residential Real Estate Conference? Continuing with the tradition of previous years, lawyers like you will meet to discuss the latest cases, trends, and challenges faced by residential real estate practitioners today. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues while learning valuable tips and strategies to apply to your files.

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Immigration Issues in Depth 2018

December 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual in-depth discussions of the most significant developments in immigration law over the past year, and look ahead with your colleagues to some of the critical emerging issues. Practical and relevant, this course will provide you with current ideas and strategies to navigate the labyrinth of laws, policies, and procedures involved in the ever-evolving practice of immigration law.

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January 2019

Intermediate Family Law Mediation

January 16, 2019 - January 18, 2019

The third course in CLEBC's Family Law Mediation curriculum, this course will give you a better understanding of family dynamics and power in mediation.

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February 2019

Robert’s Rules of Order – Demystified

February 8, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We will discuss the application of parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order in meetings. As a result of this workshop, you will be better able to advise your clients on the correct and practical application of rules in meetings, to facilitate progress and effective decision-making.

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March 2019

Jump Start Rebroadcasts

March 4, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until March 8, 2019

Get a Jump Start on your CPD – choose from some of our most popular programs of the past few months. Click to view the full list of courses.

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April 2019

Advanced Family Mediation – Dealing with Difficult Issues in Family Mediation

April 11, 2019 - April 12, 2019

The fourth and final course in CLEBC's Family Law Mediation curriculum, this course will focus on issues such as bias and impartiality, ethical issues in mediation, high conflict personalities, culture, co-mediation, and multi-party disputes.

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