Reimagining the Wheel: A Student-Centred Articling/Summer Experience 

Feb. 23, 2022
ZOOM Webinar Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.


Speakers:

Jaimie Kidston, Jaimie Kidston Law Office
Louisa Winn, Q.C., Crown Counsel, BC Prosecution Service
Lou Poskitt, Principal, Director of Human Resources + Operations, Miller Titerle
Kerry Simmons, Q.C., Executive Director CBABC

Time: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
CPD Hours: 1.50 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Attendance at this webinar will provide you with 1.50 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.
 
SYNOPSIS


Thinking about becoming a principal to an articling student?  Want to up your game to be an excellent mentor?
This session is for you!

A successful articling or summer term experience depends on two key things:

1) a student and principal working together to meet the requisite skills and training criteria for admission to practice; and
2) a term that prioritizes the professional and personal growth of the student throughout the process.

Our experienced panel will talk about what it takes to create an experience that helps students define their professional career path while helping you deliver on client service. You will learn about how to get to know the person behind your student, and how to deliver a work experience that sets clear expectations and development goals, offers meaningful feedback opportunities, and supports the student’s health and well-being in the process. Our panel will share how to move beyond the LSBC Articling Checklist and into a collaborative work relationship with your student(s) that supports their growth and adaptability and will increase the likelihood of them staying with you as an associate.
 

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKERS


About Jaimie Kidston
Jaimie Kidston started her career in the Cariboo and moved to beautiful Penticton in 2013. Jaimie helps her clients resolve disputes in estates, construction, corporate and real estate transactions. She assists clients who’ve suffered personal injuries including those dealing with ICBC. She will guide you through getting a will or power of attorney made, and she enjoys helping in any aspect of equine law.

Jaimie has represented clients in BC Supreme Court, BC Small Claims Court, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal, and in mediation. Jaimie is a governor of the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C., past Chair of the Okanagan Civil Litigation section of the Canadian Bar Association, and has given lectures on estate law at Okanagan College.



About Louisa Winn, Q.C.
Louisa Winn, Q.C. is a Crown prosecutor with the BC Prosecution Service (“BCPS”) regional office, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions (“CASP”) office, in Vancouver. For several years, she  has been an Articling Principal, supervising law graduates each year as they learn to become junior prosecutors.  Louisa has been a CBABC member since 1995 shortly after her call to the BC bar. After graduating from an eastern Canadian law school in 1993, she articled on the east coast with a large firm before moving to BC.

She began her BC legal career practising with an established mid size  Fraser Valley law firm,  practising  civil and criminal litigation, small claims, Family law.  In 1997, Louisa joined the British Columbia Prosecution Service in Abbotsford.  And then in  2002, she joined CASP where she has specialized in prosecuting a wide range of “white collar”  offences since that time.  She is a frequent presenter and instructor on a range of prosecution topics for audiences of Crown, police, and forensic investigators.

Amongst a long list of her active volunteer roles, Louisa was previously on  Provincial Council, and remains an active CBABC committee member.  She is also active with the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (“ISRCL”), the Federation  of Asian Canadian Lawyers (“FACLBC”),and  the  Lawyers Equity and Diversity Roundtable. (“LEADR”). 



About Lou Poskitt
Lou Poskitt is a labour and employment lawyer with over twelve of experience practicing. Lou is passionate about workplace issues and cares deeply about her clients. She works collaboratively with her clients to provide preventative training, implement policy initiatives and develop strategic advice relating to all manner of workplace issues. In addition, Lou doubles as our Director of Operations and Legal Talent at Miller Titerle. In her non-legal role, she is responsible for recruiting and supporting MT’s legal talent.



About Kerry Simmons, Q.C.
Kerry Simmons, Q.C. is CBABC’s Executive Director. As a lawyer in private practice until 2018, Kerry assisted clients with family and civil litigation, witnessing their experiences and those of lawyers in private practice.  A keen volunteer in CBABC from 2000-2018, Kerry contributed to CBA’s advocacy and member services, and served as Branch President in 2012-13, and National President in 2017-18.  Her additional areas of interest include public education, reconciliation with indigenous peoples, inclusion and diversity, and the protection and promotion of children in healthy, positive environments.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIES

This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.
 

 

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS

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    entirely over the computer.
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Participant General Acknowledgement
By registering, you agree that all materials related to this course are for the sole use of the registrant, and may not be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, translated, distributed, shared, modified, made available on a network or other website, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Canadian Bar Association.
 


Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued. To cancel your attendance, please contact the PD Department at PD@cbabc.org. No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.

 

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