Great lawyers aren’t born — they’re made. And CLEBC is here to help you get your legal career started right. We’re pleased to offer a wide variety of courses and resources specifically designed for both law students and aspiring junior lawyers.

Whether you’re looking to learn how to launch a successful litigation career, the risks involved with the early years of practice, how to run a family law file, or starting a solo career, we have you covered. Let our team of experts and senior counsel get your legal career off to a great start!

Upcoming Courses

Wills and Estates for Paralegals

Wills and Estates Basics for Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

March 1, 2023

New to the area of wills and estates or in need of a refresher? Benefit from the experience of senior paralegals who understand your perspective and the scope of your job, as they provide you with valuable paralegal-oriented precedents, checklists, and advice to start your wills and estates work. Join us and increase your wills and estates paralegal proficiency today!

Basics of Solicitors' Transaction Opinions

March 1, 2023

Writing legal opinions is one of the most exacting and challenging aspects of a solicitor’s practice—calling for skill, special techniques, and sensitivity to various potential pitfalls. An outstanding faculty will lead you through structured discussions about common issues, such as when to give an opinion and when not to, limiting the scope and purpose of an opinion, and how to choose the best wording.

Affidavit Basics

Affidavit Basics

March 6, 2023

Affidavits are the most important and most common form of evidence that a litigator will ever encounter or use. In this intensive half-day program, expert litigators will take you through the fundamentals of affidavit drafting, from receiving and organizing the affiant’s information to drafting the narrative with clarity and concision. With this course, you will understand and be able to apply the fundamental building blocks of effective affidavit drafting

Real Estate Fundamentals

Real Estate Fundamentals

March 7, 2023

Here is your one-stop shop for a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of real estate practice in BC! Referencing CLEBC’s British Columbia Real Estate Practice Manual, the expert faculty will take you through the essential issues and show you how to build a strong foundation in real estate law. You will take away tips and advice to turn theory into practice and pull it all together with success.

Family Law Drafting Basics

Family Law Drafting Basics

May 18, 2023

Benefit from the experience of senior family law practitioners as they provide you with valuable precedents, tips, and advice on how to draft a comprehensive range of family law documents. This practical course will teach you how to choose your words and phrases carefully for each type of document, pitfalls to avoid, and where to turn for information and assistance.

Beyond the Bar

Beyond the Bar: Adventures in Law with Jeff Rose, KC

Rebroadcasts On-Demand

This free program will help you explore the many possibilities that await you with your law degree. Our host Jeff Rose, KC, will delve into the career paths of many dynamic guests. Episodes will show you how to maximize your potential from those who followed traditional routes. But you will also hear from those who used their degree to create professional opportunities they may not have envisioned while at law school.

Book Online and Print

CLEBC Publications

CLEBC’s pragmatic, BC-focused books are the perfect way to gain a valuable edge — especially during your early years of practice. Covering all stages, topics, and practice areas, CLEBC publications provide an invaluable array of resources, including commentary, tips, guidance, and precedents to assist you in answering your daily practice questions quickly and efficiently. Written by BC’s most respected judges, lawyers, and law professors, our publications are updated regularly and peer-reviewed, so you can rely on the most up-to-date information available. Our publications are also available both in print and online, giving you the flexibility you need to always stay one step ahead.

UBC, UVic, and TRU law students, did you know?

Through your respective law library, you have access to a number of CLE Online research materials, including: Courses on Demand, Online Course Materials, the Advocacy Toolkit, and a number of Case Digests. Contact your school’s law librarian for more information.

We also provide complimentary webinar and limited in-person (when available) registrations to our courses. Contact CLEBC Customer Service for more details.

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