Northern BC LAW TALKS 2022 

May 13, 2022
Prince George BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.


PRACTICE SKILLS AND INNOVATIONS IN THE LAW

The Northern BC Law Talks are back in person May 13 at the Prince George courthouse. This year’s focus is practice skills and innovations. There will be separate barrister and solicitor sessions in the morning with joint sessions thereafter. We are extremely pleased to have Shannon Salter, Deputy Attorney General, and Law Society President Lisa Hamilton, QC, will discuss innovations in the law.

The Law Talks provide six hours of CPD credit including two hours of practice management and ethics!


Location:

Lunch:


Provincial Court of BC  |  250 George Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 5S2

The Twisted Cork Restaurant  |  1157 5 Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 1T7

Registering for this in-person conference requires that participants adhere to the venue’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. See COVID-19 Participant Acknowledgement below for details.

Time:

Friday, May 13, 2022
Registration Check-in:
8:30-8:45am
Conference: 8:45am - 4:50pm (See detailed Agenda below). 


CPD Hours:

6.00 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Attendance at this webinar will provide you with 2 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.
 
AGENDA


Registration Check-In  |  8:30-8:45am

Indigenous Welcome and Opening Remarks  |  8:45-9:00am

9:00-10:30am  |  BREAKOUT Session
Choose to attend one of the following two sessions

For the Barrister: KEY PRACTICE POINTS FOR THE CROSS-EXAMINER
Brian Gilson, QC, Brian Gilson, Law Corporation
Roy Stewart, QC, Barrister & Solicitor 
Gregory Petrisor, QC, Barrister & Solicitor, Family Law Mediator

For the Solicitor: Q&A WITH THE PROBATE REGISTRAR
Debbie Bailey, Manager, Court Administration 
Jolene Shepherd, Registry, Court Services  


10:30-10:45am  |  Morning Health Break 


10:45-11:30am BALANCING MENTAL HEALTH & PRACTICE THROUGH COVID
Derek LaCroix, QC, Lawyers Assitance Program
 

11:45am-1:15pm  |  Lunch at the Twisted Cork
Lunch time presentation by Lisa Hamilton, QC, President of Law Society of BC, Hamilton Fabbro Lawyers
 

1:30-2:30pm INNOVATIONS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW
Shannon Salter, Deputy Attorney General for British Columbia

2:30-3:30pm  | ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR EVERY LAWYER
Clare Jennings, 2021-2022 CBABC President, Crown Counsel-Victoria

Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. This in-person seminar examines emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and reviews decision-making criteria to fulfill professional obligations to your clients, the courts, the profession and the public.
 

3:30-3:45pm  |  Afternoon Health Break 
 

3:45-4:45pm  | RUNNING A PROFITABLE PRACTICE
Patricia Schmit, QC, Chudiak, Schmit & Co.
Darren Lindsay, HSJ Lawyers
Garth Wright, Garth A. Wright Law Corporation
 

4:45-4:50pm  |  Closing Remarks 

*Order of presentations may be subject to change.



5:00pm BATTLE OF THE BAR BANDS! (Optional)
Join the BC Northwest Section for The Battle of the Bar Bands featuring lawyers of the region and their musical talents. Barbed Wire, The Chevys, 97 North, The Kickers, and more will perform at the Royal Canadian Legion.

Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to the CBABC Benevolent Society.

Plan to attend!

 

ACKNOWLEDGING FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIES

The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this conference from is the traditional and unceded territories of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, and we encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present. 
 

 

PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT - COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY

By registering for this in-person program, registrants agree to follow the health and safety protocols of the venue to reduce the risks of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, and agree to cancel their attendance if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Current Public Health Orders require proof of vaccination (with government-issued ID) to enter this venue. Masks are required as you move through the venue and can be removed during eating and drinking.  We appreciate your co-operation.
 


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, unless the registrant has to cancel because they have COVID symptoms. To cancel your attendance for any reason, please contact the PD Department at PD@cbabc.org.

 

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    RSVP BY MAY 6

    12:00pm (PST)
     

    REGISTRATION FEE


    CBA Member: $75 (+GST)
    Non-Member: $150 (+GST)

    Lunch is included with your registration.

     

    BATTLE OF THE BAR BANDS!


    Barbed Wire, The Chevys, 97 North, The Kickers, and more perform on May 13 at 5:00pm, in support of the CBABC Lawyers Benevolent Society. Plan to attend.

     

    Learn more about other
    PD Programs!
 

CONTACT INFO

CBABC Professional Development
1.888.687.3404 | 604.687.3404
pd@cbabc.org