CLEBC is proud to have hosted the November 23, 2017 Truth and Reconciliation Symposium (the “Symposium”) in collaboration with the Law Society of BC, the theme of which was “Transforming the Law from a Tool of Assimilation into a Tool of Reconciliation.”
“But I Was Wearing a Suit” is a mini documentary about the racism that Indigenous lawyers and law students face within the legal profession. It is a grassroots project of a group of Indigenous Lawyers, produced with the support of CLEBC and the Law Society of BC.
Learn more about our new title Plus TC&D: The Assessment of Costs and Disbursements in Motor Vehicle Injury Litigation from authors Christopher J. Hope and Kathryn Sainty, QC.
We are creating a mini-documentary to raise awareness about the racism that Indigenous lawyers and law students face within the legal profession.
CLEBC is proud to present six free videos on how to succeed at business development, an essential skill for any lawyer in private practice. Successful lawyers must be able to create a personal brand, learn how to generate new client business, and ensure an ongoing flow of clients for their firms. Created in collaboration with the...
CLEBC is delighted to announce the appointment of Linda Russell as CEO effective July 1, 2017 on the retirement of Ron Friesen.
Welcome to our first installment of CLEBC’s new “Meet Our Staff” series! We are delighted to introduce Allison Smith, CLEBC’s Online Course Material Coordinator. If you are a CLEBC volunteer, you may recognize Allison’s name from her friendly email reminders about materials for courses you’ve presented at. If you’ve ever taken a CLEBC course,...
2015 This year’s recipient, Alison L. Murray, QC, of Murray Jamieson, embodies the behaviours and values of the award. Alison consistently demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning, understands the importance of mentoring and role modeling, and is a leader in delivering learning opportunities to lawyers.
CLEBC is proud to support Testify: A Project of the Indigenous Laws + the Arts Collective. Testify is a performance and art show in which 11 pairs of artists and legal thinkers work in conversation with each other to create pieces that explore Indigenous laws.
CLEBC was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell about current trends in administrative law, his advice for lawyers advocating before the Supreme Court of Canada, and his plans after retirement.
CLEBC's Negotiation Skills for the Zombie Apocalypse course will take place on October 31, 2016. We chatted with two of the course chairs about this practical and fun course to improve your negotiation skills for conflicts in daily practice and life.
In response to demand from the legal community, CLEBC is proud to announce that our new BC Societies Guide has been released and is now available for purchase! If you are a lawyer who practises charities and not-for-profit law or sits on the board of a society, this publication was created for you.
Earlier this week, the BC provincial government announced that the new Franchises Act and accompanying regulations will come into force on February 1, 2017.
CLEBC is proud to support Access Pro Bono’s Free Legal Advice-a-Thon. On September 9, 2016, more than 50 Vancouver lawyers volunteered for one-hour shifts throughout the day to provide free legal advice to individual clients at Victory Square Park.
The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) one of only 21 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations. An Award for Professional Excellence in Programs was given to CLEBC for the Advocacy Toolkit, in the Best Program category.
The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) one of only 21 annual awards granted to competitors representing more than 300 organizations. An Award for Outstanding Achievement was given to CLBEC for the Access to Justice for Children Conference: Law Practice and Children’s Human...
CLEBC works with over 1,000 volunteers every year to support a culture of learning, to encourage innovation, and to give back to the BC bar. This list of our most prolific volunteers between 1996 and 2016 displays just one of many ways that CLEBC can take a bow to the remarkable contributions of our...
The program, now available in our Webinar Archive, provides the foundation lawyers need regarding the nature of children’s legal rights, and the reality and complexity of the lives of children entitled to benefit from those rights. It links that foundation to the daily work lawyers do, suggesting practical ways for lawyers to effectively work...
CLEBC is pleased to announce its partnership with CBABC to provide members an additional 10 calendar days to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on all CLEBC programs running from now until April 30, 2016.
The 39 lawyers recognized for their exceptional achievements last year, many of whom have are valued CLEBC volunteers, represent a diverse range of practice areas.
Each year our Administrative Law Conference proudly features the involvement of a Supreme Court of Canada judge. We were very pleased to welcome The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, to our 16th Annual Administrative Law Conference on November 16, 2015.
CLEBC is offering a free one-hour online course to enable lawyers to gain a better understanding of challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Submit your ideas to CLEBC before June 26, 2015. CLEBC is proud to be presenting our annual Immigration Issues in Depth course on Friday, December 4th, 2015. At this annual course, we will address the most significant developments in the area of immigration law over the past year and look ahead to the critical...
An invitation from the Course Chairs. This two-day conference will be chock-full of every trending issue that we encounter – from strategies for conducting a case, conferences, chambers, trials, appeals, updates on guidelines, the evolving property division case law to income and alienation – all of it will be covered by pre-eminent counsel from...
Improve your oral advocacy skills with this on-demand resource—select the topic of interest when you need it. CLEBC is proud to announce a new practice support and skill development learning tool: the Advocacy Toolkit. The Toolkit is an on-demand resource designed to help lawyers improve their oral advocacy skills.
An invitation from Course Chairs, Donna J. Martinson and Suzanne S. Williams. There's a big gap between children's significant rights, and the reality of their lives... We have an access to justice crisis here in Canada, and unfortunately children, who are our most vulnurable people, are taking the brunt of the crisis.