Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Island Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

May 26, 2021

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ONLINE MEETING: Ethical Climate Action: Lawyers' Ethical Commitments Shape Our Duty to Respond to Climate Change
This meeting is being hosted by the Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Island Section.

Speaker(s): Meredith James, Woodward and Company
Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

At the CBA’s 2021 AGM, CBA members debated a climate leadership resolution that called on the CBA to consider climate justice and the impacts of climate change in its law reform submissions and educational programming and urged lawyers to take individual action. Despite support from 5 CBA sections – including the Aboriginal Law Section – as well as the Yukon Branch, and similar resolutions passed by the International Bar Association and American Bar Association, the resolution failed to pass. The debate before and during the AGM revealed a strong difference of opinions about the role of the CBA and the legal profession in responding to climate change.

Join us for a discussion with the mover of the resolution, Meredith James, about the questions the resolution has raised about the ethics of climate change and lawyers’ duty to respond. The discussion will touch on the reasoning underlying the resolution, the possible implications of the SCC’s recognition of the disproportionate impacts of climate change in its decision in References re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, and reflect on what’s next for climate action within the legal profession.

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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