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April 2018

Financing the Tech Start-up

April 25, 9:00 am - 4:35 pm

Unique in BC, this course will explore the complexities, the investment vehicles and investors available, the stages of financing, and the legal documents you will need to draft and negotiate in tech industry financing. You will increase your knowledge and effectiveness in serving the special business needs of your start-up clients.

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May 2018

CLE-TV: Emerging Principles in Aboriginal Law – Recent Decisions of the SCT

May 1, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

With a busy Aboriginal law practice, it can be difficult to keep up with all the developments. This specialized course is your efficient solution to learning from Darwin Hanna (claimants’ counsel for recent SCT decisions) and fellow Aboriginal lawyer Cynthia Callison regarding two new SCT cases, the emergence of novel Aboriginal law principles, and innovative approaches to SCT claims. You will leave this course up to date and equipped with a fresh perspective on how to represent your clients at the SCT.

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Employment Law Conference 2018: Day 1

May 3, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This is your annual update on the case law, trends, and issues that are creating change in this interesting and developing area of practice.

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Employment Law Conference 2018: Day 2

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

This is your annual update on the case law, trends, and issues that are creating change in this interesting and developing area of practice.

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Use of Financial Statements for Legal Professionals

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

Being able to understand and use financial statements is a critical skill to have in order to give effective advice to your business or family law clients.

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

May 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

SOLD OUT 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, arbitration, and in any legal argument. These skills will enable you to take your case beyond the traditional approach to trial advocacy and give you the critical persuasive edge.

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Expert Evidence 2018

May 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

This course will prepare you to work with expert evidence so you can effectively choose, brief, call, and attack expert witnesses. You will develop the ability to deal with all of the different dimensions of expert evidence.

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Conveyancing Basics for Legal Support Staff

May 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

This course will walk you step-by-step through a residential conveyance from beginning to end, and explain to you practice points to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. You will be provided with all the documents used in a typical conveyance as well as invaluable checklists, sample forms, and practical demonstrations.

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Corporate Procedures 2018 Series: Working with BC Societies

May 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on June 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Your step-by-step guide to corporate filings and record keeping under the BC Societies Act. 

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Corporate Procedures 2018 (II): Maintaining a Society

May 16, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you need to maintain a BC society but don't know what needs to be done annually? Here is your step-by-step guide to corporate filings and record keeping under the BC Societies Act.

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Parenting Coordinator Training: Day 1

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

Days 1 and 2 of the Parenting Coordinator Training workshop will cover the roles and functions of the parenting coordinator, the historical context, professional guidelines and training requirements, current research on effectiveness and inappropriate cases, and characteristics of high conflict families.

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Parenting Coordinator Training: Day 2

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

Days 1 and 2 of the Parenting Coordinator Training workshop will cover the roles and functions of the parenting coordinator, the historical context, professional guidelines and training requirements, current research on effectiveness and inappropriate cases, and characteristics of high conflict families.

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Illumination of Implicit Bias

May 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Join us for this lively, interactive program based on original films from the nationally recognized presenters at ReelTime CLE. You will explore cross-cultural interactions and the ways that so-called "implicit biases" that we all have can affect how we interact with each other.

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Planning for Health Care Decisions – Implications for Your Practice

May 25, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

This half-day course will help you become familiar with the legal framework of health care decision making, including Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), the forms, and best drafting practices.

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CLE-TV: Corporate Tax Law Update

May 29, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Are you struggling to keep up with the Canadian government's 2017 proposed changes and subsequent amended changes to the taxation of businesses? End the confusion about which changes are in, which ones are out, and which ones are brand new. In this brief and focused course, you will examine corporate tax developments relevant to public and private companies, with a focus on the needs of commercial solicitors and business advisors like you.

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Privacy Update 2018

May 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

This course will explore significant Canadian privacy law changes in the past five years including developments with BC privacy legislation along with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation. You will also learn about the potential impact of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on your clients.

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

May 31, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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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June 2018

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

June 1, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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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Matrimonial Real Property Rights on Reserve (Free Course!)

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

Working with the Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act: a detailed overview of the legislation and an exploration of the procedural and practical realities around accessing FHRMIRA rights and protections in the courts.

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Drafting Business Acquisition Agreements

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

Whether your transaction is an asset or share purchase, business acquisitions require immense amounts of drafting. Save yourself time and avoid common mistakes by walking through agreements with the authors of CLEBC's Buying and Selling a Business – Annotated Precedents. You will receive agreement precedents from this valuable publication to help keep your deal organized and on track.

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CLE-TV: Letting Go With Respect: Conducting Dismissals in Law Firms

June 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Best practices for the astute handling of workplace dismissals in law firms. Dealing with workplace dismissals can be stressful for both the employer and the employee. Learn how to properly handle these challenging situations from employment and labour lawyer, Gwendoline Allison and lawyer coach, Allison Wolf. This one-hour lunchtime course will provide you with best practices and guidelines for smoothly handling dismissals of support staff and lawyers at your firm.

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The New Cannabis Landscape 2018

June 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

The place of cannabis marijuana in the lives of Canadians will undergo a radical change with its legalization and entry into the mainstream. This transformation will affect Canada's legal landscape. The new status of cannabis will have profound implications in many areas of practice.

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Hot Topics in Family Law: Navigating the Financial Landscape

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

This course is your answer to staying current with the latest family law issues and challenges. Focused on the financial landscape of family law, you will receive an updated primer on hot topics including the presumption of advancement, determination of income, tax implications and discretionary trusts, valuation and achieving fairness, and estate issues.

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The New Cannabis Landscape 2018

June 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

The place of cannabis marijuana in the lives of Canadians will undergo a radical change with its legalization and entry into the mainstream. This transformation will affect Canada's legal landscape. The new status of cannabis will have profound implications in many areas of practice.

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Corporate Procedures 2018 Series: Working with BC Societies

June 13, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Your step-by-step guide to corporate filings and record keeping under the BC Societies Act.

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Corporate Procedures 2018 (III): Transitioning an Existing Society

June 13, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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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Personal Injury for Junior Lawyers, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff 2018

June 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

Back by popular demand, this course will take you through the main steps and issues common to most personal injury files. You will learn the issues and the best practices for each step of the process from file management at the start through to costs at the back end. 

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Personal Injury Conference 2018

June 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

This annual CLEBC conference begins with the ever popular and valuable case law update which will quickly bring you up to speed on a full year's developments that affect personal injury litigation. From there, the program moves to topics of ongoing or emerging importance in personal injury.

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Parenting Coordinator Training: Day 3

June 20, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Day 3 of the Parenting Coordinator Training workshop focuses on the “Voice of the Child”, including the various ways the child’s voice can be obtained and integrated into different dispute resolution options.

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Parenting Coordinator Training: Day 4

June 21, 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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Commercial Litigation 2018

June 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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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Professional Wellness for Lawyers and Law Firms 2018

June 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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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November 2018

Expert Evidence on Trial: Unearthing Bias in Expert Testimony

November 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

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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