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March 2019

Discovery Practice 2019

March 22, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Master the discovery process and take charge of the facts at trial! Discovery is a critical step in the litigation process, as it is your chance to control the facts and create a winning case before trial even begins. This full-day, multimedia course will teach you how to masterfully prepare for and conduct the core elements of discovery.

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April 2019

CLE-TV: Corporate Procedures 2019: Tax-Driven Transactions

April 2, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn tax-led corporate transaction techniques over three lunches via webinar.

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COURSE FULL! Wills Drafting Workshop in the Context of Estate Planning

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019

Learn to reduce claims and complaints in your wills practice! Over two days, workshop leaders will take you step by step from the client interview through to drafting the will, identifying tips for avoiding claims and complaints along the way. Join us and improve your wills practice procedures today.

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CLE-TV: #TechLaw2019 Series – Privacy and Cyber Security Issues

April 10, 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Privacy and Cyber Security IssuesGet up to date on key #industrytrends over lunch.

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A Deeper Dive: The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology 2019

April 11, 2019 - April 12, 2019

This is the two-day update to our acclaimed program, Assessments and Interventions: The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology. This course is taught by a multidisciplinary faculty of expert psychologists, clinical counsellors, lawyers and judges, who will provide insights and practical guidance on the challenging intersections of law and psychology in family law disputes.

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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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Anti-Money Laundering 2019

April 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wondering how money laundering impacts your clients? Get up to date on Canada’s anti-money laundering (“AML”) legislation. Speakers will include the Attorney General of BC along with specialists in the AML field.

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Civil Resolution Tribunal and Personal Injury Practice 2019

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

Beginning April 1, 2019, the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) will have jurisdiction in motor vehicle accident personal injury disputes where there is a “minor injury.” Learn about the impact and processes of this new regime firsthand from the Chair of the CRT, Shannon Salter.

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Trusts in the 21st Century: Surviving in a Sea of Change

April 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

At this course, seasoned practitioners will share their approach to addressing the recent changes, what to expect with coming transparency rules, and what still works when considering a trust plan. Learn best practices for trust drafting and trust implementation to equip you for advising clients in this complex area.

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May 2019

CLE-TV: Advanced Securities 2019 Series

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

Review a year of securities law changes over lunch. Securities practice doesn’t always leave much time for you to keep up with all the developments and transactions happening in the market. Because it’s hard to leave your desk for a whole day, we’ve split your annual conference into a six-part lunch series via webinar.

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Dealing With High Conflict Personalities

May 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Employment Law Conference 2019

May 3, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 3, 2019

With an agenda curated from your submissions, leading practitioners and your colleagues will explore emerging issues in employment law and update you on the core topics. Stay updated, network with colleagues, and get CPD credits all at once.

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How to Be a Great Litigation Junior 2019

May 3, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

First held in 2017, this is the second edition of our rave-reviewed course featuring a comprehensive review of the key elements of 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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CLE-TV: Corporate Procedures 2019 (II): s. 86 Reorganization

May 7, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn tax-led corporate transaction techniques over three lunches.

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CLE-TV: #TechLaw2019 Series – Cannabis and Intellectual Property Issues

May 8, 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Cannabis and IP IssuesGet up to date on key #industrytrends over lunch.

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Women Thriving in Law

May 9, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Departing from traditional women in law events focused on climbing the legal industry ladder, this conference asks you to re-examine your definition of success and start thinking about what it means for you to thrive.

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Use of Financial Statements for Legal Professionals

May 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everything you need to know about financial statements in a legal environment. Increase confidence in your ability to review financial statements, explain them to your clients, and use them to benefit your negotiations or case.

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Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators and DR Professionals

May 9, 2019, 9:00 am - May 10, 2019, 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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Tax Fundamentals for the Estate Practitioner

May 10, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tackling taxes: an essential element of estate practice success. This course will analyze common scenarios that estate practitioners face, and the tax issues that arise. Join us and build a solid foundation today!

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CLE-TV: Increasing Productivity Through Happiness

May 14, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Being happier = getting more work done? Yes! Recent research shows that increasing the level of happiness in your life can dramatically improve your overall efficiency and productivity at work. CLEBC is proud to support wellness initiatives in the legal community. We are delighted to be able to offer this wellness webinar for $29 as a partnership with the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC.

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*Sponsored Event* An Evening with Professor Gillian Hadfield (In-Person)

May 14, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C3B5 Canada

CLEBC is proud to co-sponsor this event. Attendees will not only learn from Ms. Hadfield's insights into the effect of technological disruption in legal systems, we expect they will be inspired to further explore new solutions and apply lessons learned from Ms. Hadfield's case studies to improve the justice system and delivery of legal services here in British Columbia.

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CLE-TV: Advanced Securities 2019 Series

May 15, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Review a year of securities law changes over lunch. Securities practice doesn’t always leave much time for you to keep up with all the developments and transactions happening in the market. Because it’s hard to leave your desk for a whole day, we’ve split your annual conference into a six-part lunch series via webinar.

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CLE-TV: Advanced Securities 2019 Series

May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Review a year of securities law changes over lunch. Securities practice doesn’t always leave much time for you to keep up with all the developments and transactions happening in the market. Because it’s hard to leave your desk for a whole day, we’ve split your annual conference into a six-part lunch series via webinar.

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

May 23, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

COURSE FULL 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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CLE-TV: Advanced Securities 2019 Series

May 29, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Review a year of securities law changes over lunch. Securities practice doesn’t always leave much time for you to keep up with all the developments and transactions happening in the market. Because it’s hard to leave your desk for a whole day, we’ve split your annual conference into a six-part lunch series via webinar.

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Subdivision Regulation and Discretion 2019

May 30, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A complete picture of a complex process. Join us today and get your clients from the idea stage to the building phase more smoothly.

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Commercial Leasing 2019: Updates and Emerging Issues

May 31, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Your commercial leasing roadmap. At this course, seasoned solicitors and litigators will lead you through the complexities of practice in this area, providing practical guidance on commonly encountered scenarios every step of the way.

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June 2019

CLE-TV: Corporate Procedures 2019 (III): s. 51 Reorganization

June 4, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn tax-led corporate transaction techniques over three lunches.

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CLE-TV: #TechLaw2019 Series – Legal Topics Arising from Emerging Technologies

June 5, 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Emerging TechnologiesGet up to date on key #industrytrends over lunch.

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CLE-TV: Speculation and Vacancy Tax

June 6, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wondering about the impact of the recently enacted Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act? Join us for a focused, 1-hour course over lunch to learn about the key issues arising from the BC government’s tax measure intended to slow the housing market in certain urban areas. Experienced faculty will guide you through the complex web of rules in the legislation.

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CLE-TV: Advanced Securities 2019 Series

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

Review a year of securities law changes over lunch. Securities practice doesn’t always leave much time for you to keep up with all the developments and transactions happening in the market. Because it’s hard to leave your desk for a whole day, we’ve split your annual conference into a six-part lunch series via webinar.

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Advanced Conveyancing Topics for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

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

Conveyancing is like the English language—there is an exception to every rule. Keeping knowledgeable in your busy practice will make you an invaluable asset to your firm. 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. Sharpen your skills so you can recognize and deal with the exceptions!

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Personal Injury Conference 2019

June 14, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Your annual review of case law and select topics shaping personal injury practice. Will you be handling a personal injury file in the next 12 months? If your answer is “yes,” then this annual CLEBC conference is a must-attend event.

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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

June 17, 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.

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CLE-TV: Advanced Securities 2019 Series

June 19, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Review a year of securities law changes over lunch. Securities practice doesn’t always leave much time for you to keep up with all the developments and transactions happening in the market. Because it’s hard to leave your desk for a whole day, we’ve split your annual conference into a six-part lunch series via webinar.

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Basics of Wills and Estate Planning 2019

June 20, 2019, 9:00 am - June 21, 2019, 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 21, 2019

Want to develop a successful wills and estates practice, but unsure of where to start? This course will provide you with the fundamental building blocks by teaching you how to draft a will, how to create a basic estate plan, and how to incorporate a will into an estate plan. Everything you need to know to launch your wills and estates career.

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Civil Litigation Basics for Legal Support Staff

June 26, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Keep your existing skills sharp and discover new skills to increase your productivity and value in the ever changing practice of law. This course is a multi-faceted introduction to the issues, processes, and procedures that all legal support staff must have a command of in order to properly handle a litigation file, looking at the essentials from the perspective of what has to be done and why.

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July 2019

Course Full! 20th Annual Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop

July 4, 2019 - July 6, 2019

You. On your feet. In a real courtroom. In front of real judges. Unlike any other course offered at CLEBC, senior colleagues of the bench and the bar will provide you with the ultimate mentoring experience by helping you elevate your advocacy skills in a relaxed, safe environment in this three-day workshop.

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12th Biennial Family Law Conference 2019

July 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This two-day course is your chance to immerse yourself in reviewing and discussing the latest family law developments and trends with other practitioners. Lawyers, judges, and experts from within and outside of the province will share their analysis on issues significant to your daily practice. Your must-attend review of current family law and practice. You don’t want to miss this!

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12th Biennial Family Law Conference 2019

July 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This two-day course is your chance to immerse yourself in reviewing and discussing the latest family law developments and trends with other practitioners. Lawyers, judges, and experts from within and outside of the province will share their analysis on issues significant to your daily practice. Your must-attend review of current family law and practice. You don’t want to miss this!

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August 2019

Summer Series Rebroadcasts 2019

August 1, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 1, 2019

Summer Series Rebroadcasts 2019

Why wait until the end of the year to complete your CPD requirements? 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 of our most popular recent courses.

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September 2019

Introduction to Family Dispute Resolution

September 23, 2019 - September 24, 2019

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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12th Biennial Family Law Conference 2019

September 30, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Rebroadcast Missed the Family Law Conference? Join us for the rebroadcast! Lawyers, judges, and experts from within and outside of the province will share their analysis on issues significant to your daily practice.

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October 2019

Labour Relations 2019

October 3, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Get both labour and management perspectives on current topics. 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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Tax Issues for Commercial Practitioners 2019

October 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tax Issues for Commercial Practitioners 2019

In this world, nothing is certain but taxes…and changes to tax laws. This course will cover topics speaking to these new developments, ensuring that you understand how the contemporary tax system will treat your clients’ transactions. Join us and tackle topical tax issues today!

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Bankruptcy & Insolvency 2019

October 11, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bankruptcy & Insolvency 2019

Leading practitioners will provide you with a solid foundation for dealing with common concerns and current issues in the bankruptcy and insolvency area. Join us for a thorough, current, and very practical update.

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CLE-TV: Canada’s New Trademarks Act

October 15, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CLE-TV: Canada's New Trademarks Act

Your efficient introduction to new trademarks legislation. There will be substantial changes made to the Act coming into force on June 17, 2019. Benefit from the analysis of experienced intellectual property practitioners as they summarize for you policy reasons, must-know changes, and impacts of the new Act on your clients.

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Conflict Resolution Conference 2019

October 16, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day conference will offer an opportunity for a multi-disciplinary, multi-practice exchange of ideas and reflections about all aspects of the developing world of conflict resolution.

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Securities Litigation 2019

October 17, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The key civil, criminal, and regulatory issues! Not sure how to navigate the complex web of civil, criminal, and regulatory issues that arise in securities litigation? Benefit from the diverse perspectives of senior counsel from the private bar, Crown counsel, regulatory agencies, and industry professionals who will be speaking at this course.

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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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