Great lawyers aren’t born — they’re made. And CLEBC is here to help you get your legal career started right. This winter and spring, 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 about 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

Beyond the Bar

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

September 20, October 4 and 18, November 1, 15, and 29, 2022

This free program will help you explore the many possibilities that await you with your law degree. Our host Jeff Rose, QC, 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.

Real Estate Fundamentals

Real Estate Fundamentals

October 6 and 13, 2022

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 Basics

Family Law

December 13 and 14, December 21 and 22, 2022 (Rebroadcasts)

Join our experienced faculty and learn the practical aspects of running a family law file, from interviewing the client to case management to litigation techniques. Attendees will receive tips and advice that put theory into practice and learn how to develop a practice in this area. After taking this program, you will be able to handle all aspects of a family law file, have tips and advice on how to deal effectively with clients, and much more.

How to Be a Great Litigation Junior

How to Be a Great
Litigation Junior

December 5 and 19, 2022

A comprehensive review of what it takes to excel as a junior litigator. You will learn about personal temperament, work ethic, writing, trial preparation, and trial advocacy. Let our panel of jurists and senior counsel be your team of mentors for an intensive day of learning on “how to be a great litigation junior.”

Junior Lawyers Risk Management Conference

Junior Lawyers Risk Management Conference

December 13 and 21, 2022

This free full-day conference covers what every junior lawyer needs to know about malpractice, your indemnity policy, money laundering red flags, how to manage the most common practice risks, how to watch out for the latest cybercrimes targeting lawyers, and much more.

Going Solo or Starting Your Own Firm

Going Solo or Starting a Small Firm

December 14 and 22, 2022

In this comprehensive one-day program, you will examine all the core issues and competencies involved in going out on your own. The faculty have all “been there” and will share their knowledge and wisdom with you. This course has a decidedly practical emphasis and will be a valuable roadmap for anyone contemplating going solo or starting a small firm.

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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Beyond the Bar – Adventures in Law with Jeff Rose, QCVarious Episodes

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