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October 2019

Strata Property 2019

October 17, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Strata Property 2019

Bring your questions, and let the experts lead you through the complexities of strata property law. This essential update will prepare you for the many surprises you may encounter when dealing with strata corporations, owners, tenants, strata managers, and the CRT.

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Medical Legal Conference 2019

October 21, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The twin disciplines of medicine and law naturally have many points of intersection. This comprehensive conference will examine an array of issues of current and ongoing relevance for doctors, lawyers, nurses, and legal support staff.

This dual focus conference will qualify for CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC in addition to qualifying for CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits with the Law Society of BC.

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Advanced Mediator Clinic

October 23, 2019, 9:00 am - October 24, 2019, 5:00 pm

This two-day, practice oriented, advanced level session is of particular interest to lawyer-mediators engaged in general mediation work.

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Advanced Wills and Estates for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

October 25, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Complex issues regarding estate planning will be explained, including discussion on inter vivos and testamentary trusts. Recent and relevant case law will be highlighted and materials will be prepared to assist in recognizing unusual or difficult problems relating to estate planning and administration.

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Working Your Way Into Canada 2019

October 25, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Working Your Way Into Canada 2019

Learn best practices on setting long-term strategies for temporary foreign workers that will lead them all the way from the initial work permit to permanent residence. 

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Gladue Submissions

October 28, 2019 - October 29, 2019

Rebroadcast Missed the Gladue Submissions Conference? Join us for the rebroadcast! Don't miss your fundamental guide to Gladue rights, principles, factors, reports, and submissions given by experts!

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Getting to Access to Justice: Bridging Regulatory Reform and Human-Centered Design & Innovation

October 29, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CLEBC is proud to co-sponsor “Getting to Access to Justice: Bridging Regulatory Reform and Human-Centered Design & Innovation”. Professor Margaret Hagan, Director, Legal Design Lab Lecturer in Law, Stanford University, proposes a strategic approach that bridges regulatory reform and human-centered design & innovation activities.

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Family Law Mediation Fundamentals

October 30, 2019 - November 1, 2019
Pan Pacific Hotel, 300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C3B5 Canada
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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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November 2019

Aboriginal Law Conference 2019

November 1, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Aboriginal Law Conference will focus on the legal and pragmatic implications of current developments affecting Indigenous peoples, provincial and federal governments, and industry. Join us for this essential update.

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

November 4, 2019, 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. A practical workshop to perfect your persuasiveness.

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“Deal” Best Practices for Solicitors

November 5, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get all your practice management credits over lunch. When doing deals there are so many moving pieces and issues to manage along the way that things can go sideways very quickly. In this 2-hour focussed course, experienced counsel will share their "deal" best practices to help you run your transactions smoothly.

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Time Management and Fight the Paper

November 6, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Eliminate paper from your practice before 2020! This seminar provides information on the benefits of a paperless office and the best way to become paperless.

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Litigation Technology

November 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Practicing law in the 21st Century has evolved. No longer can you present a compelling case without embracing technology and all it has to offer. This is not just limited to courtroom presentations. If you prepare and present to clients in your conference room, for mediations, arbitrations, hearings, or teach at seminars, conferences, law schools, this will benefit you!

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Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Basics 2019

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

New to motor vehicle accident (MVA) litigation and looking for a fundamental framework for your practice? Quickly get up to speed on the key issues and steps that arise in managing MVA claims at this interactive course.

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CLE-TV: Sexual Misconduct in the Legal Profession

November 12, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Overcome barriers to reporting sexual misconduct. This one-hour course will explore the barriers to reporting sexual misconduct faced by members of the legal profession.

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Negotiation – Theory, Process and Practice

November 13, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Necessary negotiation know-how. Outstanding lawyers know that their clients expect results, not just adversarial bargaining. In order to be an effective negotiator, you need to plan your strategy with your clients' needs, interests, and objectives in mind. This course will take you through the stages of a negotiation, utilizing case studies, mini lectures, video demonstrations, and various role plays.

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Human Rights Law Conference 2019

November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019

In-depth insight on current human rights law issues. 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. You will walk away with a substantive look at current trends and practical issues to meet the increasingly complex and sophisticated matters arising in this area.

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Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019 – Day 1

November 14, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019

Bridging the Gap: Elder Law for Everyone. The Canadian Elder Law Conference is a two-day forum on the law and policy issues impacting older clients, featuring practical skill-based sessions, updates on hot topics, and current research on law and aging-related issues. Hear from practice leaders from across the country including lawyers, medical experts, and financial sector professionals.

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Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019 – Day 2

November 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Elder Law Conference 2019

Bridging the Gap: Elder Law for Everyone. The Canadian Elder Law Conference is a two-day forum on the law and policy issues impacting older clients, featuring practical skill-based sessions, updates on hot topics, and current research on law and aging-related issues. Hear from practice leaders from across the country including lawyers, medical experts, and financial sector professionals.

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Fundamentals of Mediation

November 18, 2019 - November 19, 2019

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.

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CLE-TV: Mentoring Best Practices

November 20, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lead and develop talent effectively. This one-hour course offers advice on how to maximize your investment of time and goodwill while giving your mentee new skills, insights and confidence.

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Securities Fundamentals 2019

November 21, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This practical course will follow the process from initial considerations all the way through to a listed company. This course will provide you with the basic framework of information that you need to understand in order to function within this area of practice.

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Pozner on Cross: Advanced Techniques Using the Chapter Method©

November 21, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mastering the science of cross-examination is essential for the skilled litigator. Veteran trial attorney and author, Larry Pozner, teaches the key elements of effective cross.

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Insurance Law Conference 2019

November 22, 2019, 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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Drafting Readable Documents

November 22, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

When the client says with relief, “We’ve got a deal,” the lawyer usually then says with anxiety, “Now the hard part begins.” Contract drafting can be a challenge, both conceptually and technically. In this three-hour program Stuart Teicher, Esq. discusses how to transform ideas into clauses and how to avoid drafting pitfalls.

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21st Century Persuasive Writing

November 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as nationally recognized legal educator Stuart Teicher, Esq., gives an engaging program on persuasive writing.

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

November 25, 2019, 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. A practical workshop to perfect your persuasiveness.

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CLE-TV: Protecting Against Brand Piracy

November 26, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

n the world of international commerce, vast sums are spent on effective branding. Therefore, brand protection and preservation is essential to justify the money invested. This course will provide you with an update on the current developments related to domain name rights protection mechanisms.

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A Litigator’s Arsenal 2019

November 27, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

The tools and techniques for litigation success! There are many nuances in Supreme Court Civil Practice that depend on a critical understanding of how a file can be expeditiously moved towards a satisfactory resolution. This core practice course focuses on what counsel need to know to maximize their effectiveness in the increasingly challenging arena of civil litigation. This “beyond the basics” level course will blend black letter law, practice tips, best practices, and words of wisdom from seasoned practitioners.

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CLE-TV: Anti-Money Laundering – Client Identification and Verification Rules

November 27, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Law Society Rules 3-98 to 3-109 require lawyers to follow client identification and verification procedures when retained by a client to provide legal services. Learn about Law Society requirements and new developments.

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Administrative Law Conference 2019

November 28, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Administrative Law Conference 2019

Featuring The Honourable Madam Justice Suzanne Côté, Supreme Court of Canada and The Honourable Justice David W. Stratas, Federal Court of Appeal. This annual conference is your efficient solution to learning about recent decisions, legislative updates, and current trends in this complex practice area.

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Real Estate Litigation 2019

November 29, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experienced counsel will provide an overview of the law, take you through real life examples and discuss best practices so that you can confidently guide your client through the litigation process. If you practice in this area or are considering expanding your real estate or litigation practice, you do not want to miss this unique educational and networking opportunity.

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December 2019

Residential Real Estate Conference 2019

December 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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.

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Immigration Issues in Depth 2019

December 6, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

New year, new immigration issues. Join us for your annual update. Join us for our annual in-depth discussions of the most significant developments in immigration law, policy and practice 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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Last Kick at the Can Rebroadcasts

December 18, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 18, 2019

Last Kick at the Can Rebroadcasts

If you are still looking to meet your CPD requirements for 2019, take advantage of our “Last Kick at the Can” rebroadcast series. This year, from December 2 to 18, we will be rebroadcasting over 40 of our most popular courses from the past year. Accessible from your home or office, you will be able to listen to course speakers and discussions you may have missed through the year, while interacting in real-time with your fellow registrants.

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January 2020

Intermediate Family Law Mediation

January 15, 9:00 am - January 17, 5:30 pm

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. You will also learn about process design options and have the opportunity to enhance your interview skills through role play and exercises.

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CLE-TV: Anti-Money Laundering – Client Identification and Verification Rules [Rebroadcast]

January 21, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on January 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

Effective January 1, 2020, amendments to the client identification and verification rules introduce more stringent requirements to verify a client's identity, provide more options for how to confirm a client's identity, and require lawyers in financial transactions to obtain additional information about a client's source of funds, as well as periodic monitoring and recording professional business relationships with clients.

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UNDRIP in BC: Business Impacts and Opportunities 2020

January 31, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This legislative change will have significant impacts on all economic sectors in BC. Come hear the insights of experts in each field as they discuss the potential ramifications of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.

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February 2020

Mediation Skills Level 2

February 10 - February 12

Preparing for mediation practice, building process, and skills. This three-day 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 process and techniques as well as practical mediation problems and practice issues.

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Costs 2020

February 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

You cannot afford to mismanage cost issues on your litigation files! There is no aspect of the litigation process that is not affected by costs. This comprehensive one day course is designed to give counsel at all levels a strong working knowledge of the principles and practice that govern the law of costs. This course will focus on the core areas and current issues and developments in this critical facet of litigation practice.

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CLE-TV: Expert Evidence in Accident Cases 2020

February 19, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CLE-TV: Expert Evidence in Accident Cases 2020

The full power of expert evidence to shape the narrative of what happened at an accident will depend on asking the right questions, paying attention to the important details, and building a coherent narrative around the details that is both illuminating and readily comprehensible and advances your theory of the case.

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Corporate Governance 2020

February 27, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Manoeuvring the corporate minefield. Be more effective as counsel advising corporate officers and boards of directors of privately held and public companies. Join us for a practical analysis of current trends and key issues in corporate governance law and their implications for your corporate clients.

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Dealing With High Conflict Personalities

February 28, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Simple strategies for resolving high conflict situations with high conflict people. At this one-day workshop, you will learn the theory of high conflict behaviour, and explore skills and techniques to manage high conflict disputes.

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March 2020

CLE-TV: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma in Your Practice 2020

March 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CLE-TV: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma in Your Practice 2020

Many lawyers are exposed to cases involving cruel and inhumane acts or negligence perpetrated by and toward people. Exposure to such cases can cause depression, burnout, compassion fatigue, and the erosion of optimism, which can undermine your practice.

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CLE-TV: Data Based Decision Making in Litigation 2020

March 4, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CLE-TV: Data Based Decision Making in Litigation 2020

Data-based tools enable lawyers to improve the quality of advice they give their clients, make better decisions about where to focus a client's resources & refine their arguments.

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Access to Justice for Children 2020: Best Interests of the Child

March 6
Access to Justice for Children

Legal professionals need to support children’s meaningful participation in justice processes and child friendly justice, done in the best interests of children. This program presents background knowledge and practical skills training for working with children and youth whose cases are before the courts.

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Estate Planning Express 2020 – 15 Minute Topics

March 6, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Keep abreast of developing issues in the world of estate planning. This fast paced half day course will touch upon a host of recent legislative changes, best practices in estate planning and solutions to quirky issues that arise each summarized in 15 minute increments.

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CLE-TV: New Transparency Register for BC Companies

March 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C3B5 Canada
CLE-TV: New Transparency Register for BC Companies

On May 1, 2020, amendments to BC's Business Corporations Act (the "Act") will take effect and all private companies under the Act.

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Jump Start Rebroadcasts

March 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 13, 2020

Join us online March 9 – 13! Get a Jump Start on your CPD – choose from some of our most popular programs of the past few months.

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eDiscovery and Electronic Evidence 2020

March 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Manage the information—take command of the litigation! The digital age is fully upon us as technology continues to re-shape and re-define the process of civil litigation. With the rise of electronically stored information comes an array of issues relating to the management, search and presentation of, such digital information. This comprehensive one day program will quickly bring practitioners up to speed on current issues and best practices for effectively managing electronic evidence in the litigation process.

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