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February 2022

Law Office Technology Series 2022: Understanding Technology Best Practices in the Law Firm Context

February 24, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join this session to learn enough about technology to make executive-level decisions, but not get mired in the details.

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Climate Law Conference 2022

February 25

Lawyers can help by understanding climate science, what it means for our clients' rights, and the role that the law plays in addressing the climate crisis.

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Robert’s Rules of Order – Demystified (COURSE FULL)

February 28

We will discuss the application of parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order in meetings. You will gain an understanding of rules and the principles that they are intended to uphold.

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March 2022

Defamation, Privacy and Media Law 2022

March 1

This comprehensive one-day program will review a range of individual, corporate, and media issues in defamation, privacy, and media law, as well as explore practical practice matters facing counsel.

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Jump Start on CPD

March 2 - March 4

Join us online from March 2 – 9. Get a Jump Start on your CPD – choose from some of our most popular programs of the past few months.

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Law Office Technology Series 2022: Technological Building Blocks of a Law Firm

March 3, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Technology is an important building block for a law firm, and possibly even more important than a physical office location… because with the right technology, a brick-and-mortar office may not even be necessary. Join this session to learn how to start a law firm in the modern era.

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How to Be a Great Litigation Junior 2022

March 4

Learn what it takes to excel as a junior litigator. You will learn about personal temperament, work ethic, writing, trial preparation, and trial advocacy.

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Jump Start on CPD

March 7 - March 9

Join us online from March 2 – 9. Get a Jump Start on your CPD – choose from some of our most popular programs of the past few months.

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Robert’s Rules of Order – Demystified (COURSE FULL)

March 28

We will discuss the application of parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order in meetings. You will gain an understanding of rules and the principles that they are intended to uphold.

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Sexual Violence (Civil) Conference 2022

March 30
Sexual Violence Civil Conference

Our inaugural course for litigators who have an interest in practicing in the complex area of civil sexual assault, focusing on how to effectively and ethically advance and defend civil claims of sexual violence.

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Tax Fundamentals for the Estate Practitioner 2022

March 31

This course will analyze common scenarios that estate practitioners face and the tax issues that arise. You will learn about basic tax exemptions, the attribution rules, taxation of estates, and much more.

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April 2022

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Free Webinar! Anxiety—Continuing the Conversation and Finding Tools to Manage

April 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lawyer anxiety occurs in all areas and stages of practice and, for many, appears both in professional and personal contexts. In this webinar, psychotherapist and former lawyer Erin Peters continues the conversation about lawyer anxiety and offers her perspective.

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Damages 2022

April 6
Damages 2022

This comprehensive course will review first principles, current trends and will examine specific areas within the law of damages where there are noteworthy elements. CLEBC is proud to present the Honourable Mr. Justice Russell Brown of the Supreme Court of Canada as our keynote speaker.

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Advanced Family Mediation – Dealing with Difficult Issues in Family Mediation

April 7 - April 8
Advanced Family Law Mediation - Dealing with Difficult Issues in Family Mediation

The fourth and final course in CLEBC's Family Law Mediation curriculum, this session 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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Animal Law 101 2022

April 12, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for the inaugural course on animal law for an introduction to this growing practice, which is much more than just dog bite law.

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Family Law Provincial Court Practice 2022

April 14

Benefit from the wisdom of experienced counsel and judges sharing with you strategies, tips, and advice you can apply to your Provincial Court family law files.

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Free Webinar! Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

April 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lawyers are often expected to be perfectionists. Unfortunately, a by-product is a high level of pressure that creates intense scrutiny toward themselves, developing a fierce inner critic. Join us and lawyer coach Navneet Mann to change the conversation with yourself.

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Elder Law Update 2022

April 21, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This session will cover elder law topics relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, including panels on capacity to instruct counsel for clients living with dementia, class action litigation as a strategy for responding to elder abuse and neglect in long-term care, and an update on law reform efforts to address elder abuse.

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Free Webinar! Junior Lawyers Risk Management Conference 2022

April 27

Junior Lawyers Risk Management Conference covers what every junior lawyer needs to know about malpractice, your indemnity policy, money laundering red flags, how to manage the most common practice risks, how to watch out for the latest cybercrimes targeting lawyers, and much more.

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Gladue: A New Approach 2022

April 28 - April 29
Gladue

Join us in an exploration of best practices and community collaboration as to how principles of the Supreme Court of Canada's 1999 Gladue decision can be applied more effectively and can practitioners do to come closer to fulfilling its vision.

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May 2022

Advanced Securities 2022 Series: Day 1

May 3, 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Advanced Securities

This advanced program will be your efficient solution to learning about the latest developments in securities. Leading securities practitioners have curated only the most important big transactions, trends, and hot topics to discuss with you.

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Employment Law Conference 2022

May 5 - May 6

This must-attend event will feature an agenda curated from the submissions and suggestions of leading employment lawyers, explore emerging and topical issues in employment law, and provide updates on notable recent developments.

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Advanced Securities 2022 Series: Day 2

May 10, 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Advanced Securities

This advanced program will be your efficient solution to learning about the latest developments in securities. Leading securities practitioners have curated only the most important big transactions, trends, and hot topics to discuss with you.

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Real Estate Appraisal Reports 2022: What Lawyers Need to Know

May 11, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Real Estate Appraisal Reports

Join us to learn the quick check system of reviewing appraisals that can identify and expose any flaws in an appraisal report. You will be provided with inside information about appraisers and appraisal reports not normally disclosed outside the appraisal community.

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Working with Partnerships 2022

May 12
working with partnerships

Join us for this one-day course exploring the key issues when advising clients on partnerships.

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Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators and DR Professionals

May 12 - May 13

This highly interactive two-day workshop is the only comprehensive family violence training available in BC. Join us and improve your family violence awareness.

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Advanced Securities 2022 Series: Day 3

May 17, 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Advanced Securities

This advanced program will be your efficient solution to learning about the latest developments in securities. Leading securities practitioners have curated only the most important big transactions, trends, and hot topics to discuss with you.

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Personal Injury Conference 2022

May 18
Personal Injury Conference

The personal injury landscape in BC continues to change, but if you're a personal injury litigator, this conference is still your must-attend event of the year.

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Creditors’ Remedies 2022

May 18, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Enforcing creditors' rights can be complex. This comprehensive program will show you how to succeed using all the available tools and processes.

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Family Law Basics for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff 2022

May 19
Family Law Basics for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff 2022

This course covers everything legal support staff and junior paralegals need to know to begin a successful career in a family law office.

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Advanced Financial Issues in Family Law 2022

May 19
Advanced Financial Issues in Family Law

Family law files often come with complex financial issues and complications. In this course, hear from experienced family law practitioners on tips, information, and advice to resolve these problems.

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Beyond the Bar

Beyond the Bar: Adventures in Law with Jeff Rose, QC, with Special Guest Ian Hanomansing

May 24, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

This new free program is designed to help you explore the many possibilities that await you with your law degree. Offered every second Tuesday at lunch, our host Jeffrey A. Rose, QC, will explore the career paths of many dynamic guests.

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Going Solo or Starting a Small Firm 2022

May 25
Going Solo or Starting a Small Firm

In this comprehensive one-day program, you will examine all the core issues and competencies involved in going out on your own or starting a small firm.

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Subdivision Regulation and Discretion 2022

May 26
Subdivision Regulation and Discretion

Subdivision is a complex process that requires special expertise and involves many overlapping areas of law, including municipal, administrative, and real estate. Benefit from the perspective of local government lawyers as they guide you through the procedures, bylaws, and agreements involved.

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Planning for Health Care Decisions 2022

May 26, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Planning for Health Care Decisions 2022 will help lawyers practicing in the areas of elder law, wills, estates and trusts, and family law become familiar with the legal framework of health care decision-making.

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Indigenous Women and the Law Conference

Indigenous Women and the Law Conference 2022

May 27

This free conference will explore the intersection of gender, race, and the law, and how this impacts the lives of Indigenous women and girls. Join us to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by Indigenous women, and to learn how you can do your part to improve the legal system in BC.

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June 2022

Working with the PPSA 2022: A Primer—Day 1

June 1, 12:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Working with the PPSA 2022

Working with the PPSA: A Primer will provide you with an overview of PPSA laws, principles, and procedures. Day 1 is designed to introduce the workings of the PPSA to lawyers who are new to the area and to brush up on PPSA principles for experienced lawyers.

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Family Law Basics 2022

June 2 - June 3

Join our experienced faculty and learn the practical aspects of running a family law file, from interviewing the client to case management to litigation techniques.

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Criminal Law Practice 2022

June 7
criminal law practice

This course is CLEBC's comprehensive review of criminal law practice in the Provincial Court of BC. Registrants will be provided with an expansive perspective on the skills and knowledge that they will need to practise criminal law effectively and efficiently.

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Beyond the Bar

Beyond the Bar: Adventures in Law with Jeff Rose, QC, with Special Guest Larry Pozner

June 7, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

This new free program is designed to help you explore the many possibilities that await you with your law degree. Offered every second Tuesday at lunch, our host Jeffrey A. Rose, QC, will explore the career paths of many dynamic guests.

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Mediation Skills Level 2

June 8 - June 9

This four-day online course builds on the foundation provided by the Fundamentals of Mediation course (or an equivalent) by introducing more skills and providing lots of practice opportunities. The course features advanced processes and techniques, as well as practical mediation problems and practice issues.

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Working with the PPSA 2022: Special Topics—Day 2

June 8, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Working with the PPSA 2022

Working with the PPSA: Special Topics will provide a PPSA update focused on recent and emerging issues, from negotiating security agreements to special financings. Day 2 will provide you with essential information on the major developments in this area and cover issues of importance for business lawyers.

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Rural Residential and Recreational Real Estate 2022

June 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rural Residential and Recreational Real Estate

Do you have clients who are acquiring rural property? Join the experts to learn what should be done ahead of time, what should be covered at the pre-purchase interview, and how you can prevent problems for your client down the road.

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Navigating the Transition Back from COVID Restrictions

Introverts and Extroverts: Navigating the Transition Back from COVID Restrictions

June 10, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

This free talk will provide perspectives on introverts' and extroverts' coping strategies for later-stage pandemic restrictions, preparation ideas for transitioning to post-pandemic work and home life, and reflections of what introverts/extroverts have learned during these times that will carry forward post-pandemic.

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Advanced Conveyancing Topics for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff 2022

June 14
Advanced Conveyancing Topics

In this course, our senior faculty will focus on a variety of advanced issues faced by conveyancers every day, including: Property Transfer Tax, unusual closings, and many more hot topics.

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Mediation Skills Level 2

June 15 - June 16

This four-day online course builds on the foundation provided by the Fundamentals of Mediation course (or an equivalent) by introducing more skills and providing lots of practice opportunities. The course features advanced processes and techniques, as well as practical mediation problems and practice issues.

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Workers’ Compensation Law Update 2022

June 15
workers compensation

Join us for a one-day comprehensive course, where we will look at the most critical issues that practitioners face when dealing with WCB claims and occupational health and safety issues.

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Beyond the Bar

Beyond the Bar: Adventures in Law with Jeff Rose, QC (Special Guest Rose Shawlee)

June 21, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

This new free program is designed to help you explore the many possibilities that await you with your law degree. Offered every second Tuesday at lunch, our host Jeffrey A. Rose, QC, will explore the career paths of many dynamic guests.

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Advanced Wills & Estates for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff 2022

June 23
advanced wills for paralegals

Complex issues regarding estate planning will be explained, including discussion on inter vivos and testamentary trusts, as well as the contemporary issue of estate planning for blended families.

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Data Analytics for Lawyers 2022

June 27, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Data Analytics

During this session, leading Canadian experts will share with you how quantitative approaches to organizing legal information will change how we approach legal research and thinking.

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