CLEBC News

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26
Apr

New CLEBC Course: Illumination of Implicit Bias

Read our interview with Course Instructor, Michael Kahn, JD, LPC
09
Apr

Access to Justice: BC Law Week

CLEBC is proud to be a Partner sponsor of Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch’s 2018 Law Week (April 16–21).
02
Mar

Read The Spotlight Newsletter

Your guide to the essential resources for your practice.
23
Feb

Human Rights Conference 2018: Call for Papers

CLEBC’s Human Rights Law Conference will be held in Vancouver on November 29–30, 2018. We invite you to submit an outline of the paper you would like to present at the conference.
16
Feb

CLEBC Website Refresh

CLEBC is excited to launch our newly refreshed website and CLE Online platform.
02
Jan

Law Society of BC Truth and Reconciliation Symposium

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.”
04
Dec

“But I Was Wearing a Suit” Mini Documentary

“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.
02
Oct

Q&A with Chris Hope and Kathryn Sainty – Authors of CLEBC’s New Title Plus TC&D

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.
02
Oct

Q + A with Keith Reimer and Laura Best

Read our Q&A with the new chairs of our Immigration Issues in Depth 2017 course to learn more about emerging issues in immigration law.
07
Sep

Call for Submissions: “But I Was Wearing a Suit” Mini Documentary

We are creating a mini-documentary to raise awareness about the racism that Indigenous lawyers and law students face within the legal profession.
02
Sep

Jump Start on CPD Rebroadcasts 2018

Why wait until the end of the year to complete your CPD requirements? Get a jump start and join us online March 5–9, 2018!
20
Jul

Q&A with Professor Rollie Thompson, QC

Read our Q+A with Professor Rollie Thompson, QC to learn more about the history, development, and future of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines (SSAG).
26
Jun

Free Video Series on Business Development

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...
23
Jun

Tribute to Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin

CLEBC pays tribute to The Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada upon the announcement of her retirement from the Supreme Court of Canada.
11
May

CEO Transition: Farewell to Ron Friesen and Welcome to Linda Russell

CLEBC is delighted to announce the appointment of Linda Russell as CEO effective July 1, 2017 on the retirement of Ron Friesen.
25
Apr

CLEBC Welcomes New CEO, Linda Russell

The Board of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) today announced the appointment of Linda Russell as Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2017, on the retirement of the current CEO, Ron Friesen.
01
Mar

Q + A with Bill Buholzer

Bill Buholzer talks to us about his classic portable guide to BC local government laws: Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook.
03
Jan

Celebrating 30 Years of CRIMJI

CLEBC is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Canadian Criminal Jury Instructions (“CRIMJI”). We had the opportunity to learn more about CRIMJI from one of its original authors, Professor Gerry A. Ferguson
26
Nov

Reduced prices on all online-only books!

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing affordable and accessible legal education and information, CLEBC is delighted to announce that we have reduced prices on all online-only book subscriptions.
22
Nov

Meet Our Staff: Allison Smith

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,...
03
Nov

CLEBC Honours Leader in Learning Alison Murray, QC

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.
20
Oct

Testify: A Project of the Indigenous Laws + the Arts Collective

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.
18
Oct

Q + A with The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell

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.
13
Oct

Q + A: Negotiation Skills for the Zombie Apocalypse

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.
11
Oct

CLEBC Resources: Societies Act Transition and Beyond (Part 2)

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.
06
Oct

In Force Date Announced for New BC Franchises Act: February 1, 2017

Earlier this week, the BC provincial government announced that the new Franchises Act and accompanying regulations will come into force on February 1, 2017.
12
Aug

CLEBC Wins International Award

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.
12
Aug

Access to Justice: Access Pro Bono’s Free Legal Advice-a-Thon

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.
10
Aug

CLEBC Wins International Award for the Advocacy Toolkit

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.
10
Aug

CLEBC Wins International Award for the Access to Justice for Children Conference

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...
14
Jul

CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers: 1996 to 2016

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...
09
May

Watch: Video Clips from CLEBC’s Access to Justice for Children Conference

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...
04
May

Access to Justice—Video Clips

WATCH: Video Clips from CLEBC’s “Access to Justice for Children Conference: Law Practice and Children’s Human Rights”
11
Jan

CLEBC and CBABC in Partnership: Early Bird Discount

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.
10
Jan

CLEBC congratulates the 2015 Queen’s Counsel appointees

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.
17
Dec

“Not for Sissies”: The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, on Administrative Law

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.
30
Nov

CLEBC responds to a Bencher decision with a FREE one-hour online course

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.
11
Sep

Interview with Bill Buholzer

Bill Buholzer talks to us about his latest book: Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook.
10
Jun

CLEBC Wins Award of Professional Excellence

CLEBC is pleased to announce that our 4-part Corporate Records Series program, which ran over the course of several months in 2014, is the recipient of an ACLEA’s Best Award for 2015!
08
Jun

Call for Topics: Immigration Issues in Depth

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...
04
Jun

VIDEO: 10th Biennial Family Law Conference 2015

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...
01
May

Introducing the Advocacy Toolkit

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.
21
Apr

VIDEO: Access to Justice for Children Conference

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.
15
Apr

Update for Paralegals & Legal Support Staff

CLEBC's late-spring calendar provides specialized education for BC Paralegals and legal support staff. As a paralegal, your role is integral to the legal community and continued education is the key to your accelerated career track.