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June 2018

Commercial Litigation 2018

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

This course will blend substantive law, remedies, procedure and practice to create a package of knowledge and skills that you can apply to your files immediately. You will explore topics such as restitution, fraud, shareholder disputes, and abuse of process. If you take this course you WILL raise your level of practice!

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Parenting Coordinator Training: Day 5

June 22, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Day 4 and 5 of the Parenting Coordinator Training workshop will present a conceptual model of co-parenting work for high conflict co-parents.

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Foreign Buyers Tax and Speculation Tax

June 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wondering about the status and impact of the much-discussed BC Foreign Buyers Tax and Speculation Tax? Join us for a focused, half-day course to learn about the key issues arising from the BC government’s two tax measures intended to slow the housing market in certain urban areas.

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Corporate Procedures 2018 (III): Transitioning an Existing Society

June 25, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Rebroadcast Do you need to transition a society but don't know where to begin? Here is your step-by-step guide to corporate filings and record keeping under the BC Societies Act.

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Professional Wellness for Lawyers and Law Firms 2018

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

This course is geared towards equipping individual lawyers and those who manage teams of lawyers in wellness practice. You will walk away with both theory and practices that you can implement to increase day-to-day wellness within your firm.

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Wills and Estates Basics for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

June 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Benefit from the experience of senior paralegals who understand your perspective and the scope of your job, as they provide you with valuable paralegal-oriented precedents, checklists, and advice to start your wills and estates work. This course will teach you how to draft estate planning documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and representation agreements.

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July 2018

19th Annual Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop

July 5, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

You. On your feet. In a real courtroom. In front of real judges. Develop your skills and enhance your courtroom confidence. One-on-one feedback from seasoned counsel and judges will ensure that civil and criminal counsel at all levels develop winning advocacy skills. You will learn from the insights of a team of colleagues, leading lawyers, and judges. In a safe environment, you'll be taught how to influence the people that matter.

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19th Annual Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop

July 6, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

You. On your feet. In a real courtroom. In front of real judges. Develop your skills and enhance your courtroom confidence. One-on-one feedback from seasoned counsel and judges will ensure that civil and criminal counsel at all levels develop winning advocacy skills. You will learn from the insights of a team of colleagues, leading lawyers, and judges. In a safe environment, you'll be taught how to influence the people that matter.

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19th Annual Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop

July 7, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

You. On your feet. In a real courtroom. In front of real judges. Develop your skills and enhance your courtroom confidence. One-on-one feedback from seasoned counsel and judges will ensure that civil and criminal counsel at all levels develop winning advocacy skills. You will learn from the insights of a team of colleagues, leading lawyers, and judges. In a safe environment, you'll be taught how to influence the people that matter.

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CLE Summer Series Rebroadcasts

July 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 2, 2018

Why wait until the end of the year to complete your CPD requirements? Summer is coming and whether you’ll be in the office or on vacation, things are generally slower at this time of year. Take advantage of the lazy days of summer by completing your CPD requirements and learning at a more leisurely pace. We will be rebroadcasting webinars of some our most popular recent courses, over a two week period. Interact in real-time from the convenience of your…

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September 2018

Suing and Defending the Crown 2018

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

Litigation against the Crown comes with its own set of unique procedural and substantive rules, as well as traps for the inexperienced and unwary. Benefit from the experience of seasoned counsel as they navigate you through the Crown litigation process and show you how to avoid the pitfalls.

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Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators and DR Professionals (Kelowna): Day 1

September 17, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Kelowna, BC This highly interactive two-day workshop is the only in-person, comprehensive family violence training available in BC. Featuring real case studies, personal stories, role-playing, coaching, and review of current literature, research, and statistics, this is a must-attend event for family dispute resolution professionals looking to meet their training requirements under the FLA.

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Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators and DR Professionals (Kelowna): Day 2

September 18, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

This highly interactive two-day workshop is the only in-person, comprehensive family violence training available in BC. Featuring real case studies, personal stories, role-playing, coaching, and review of current literature, research, and statistics, this is a must-attend event for family dispute resolution professionals looking to meet their training requirements under the FLA.

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Introduction to Family Dispute Resolution

September 24 - September 25

This course will introduce participants to the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation. It will also give participants an understanding of the nature and source of conflict in the context of family dispute resolution. For those wishing to become Family Law Mediators under the Family Law Act, this is the first course in our 80-hour curriculum.

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October 2018

Western Canada Class Actions Conference 2018

October 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn from leading counsel and jurists at the centre of emerging class action jurisprudence, and receive a comprehensive review of the issues, trends, and practices shaping class action litigation today.

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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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Labour Relations 2018

October 24

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: Day 1

October 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Indigenous Laws Conference: Day 2

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

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: Day 1

October 29, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Advanced Mediator Clinic: Day 2

October 30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

The Art of Communication and Persuasion 2018

November 2

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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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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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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December 2018

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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Immigration Issues in Depth 2018

December 7

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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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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