Solicitors' Central Vancouver Island Conference 2023 - 8th Annual 

May 10, 2023
Nanaimo BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

About this year's conference!

This year’s program creates opportunities to network while earning 5-hours of CPD covering local practice issues for solicitors in Wills & Estates, Real Estate, and more. Gather tips and strategies to help you transform your practice approach.

Topics include a closer look at findings and recommendations from the National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession, the move to a single regulator, important updates from the LTSA office, views from the probate registry, trust reporting issues, and an open forum to discuss what matters most to you in your region - the professional needs of central Island lawyers.

» Accredited for 5 hours of CPD.
» Includes 2 hours of ethics, professional responsibility, and practice management.
» Network with 50+ lawyers from across the region.
» Latest legal profession updates.
» Solicitor practice-focused presentations.
» Conference lunch included.


9:30-10:00am  |  Registration Check-In

10:00-10:15am  |  Welcome Remarks

Beyond the Basics - Advanced Topics in Title Insurance
Brett Horton, BA LLB, Counsel & Director, Commercial Business Development - BC

  • A look at some of the lesser known endorsements & coverages
  • CRA super-priority liens and other mortgage priority issues
  • First nations land developments and leasehold title insurance policies
  • Fraud and anti-money laundering updates

Update from the Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA)
Larry Blaschuk, Registrar of Land Titles + Acting Director of Land Titles
Join us for an update on a variety of topics related to land title practice including policy updates, enhancements to the submission process, future developments and more.

Suffering isn't a Badge of Honour: National Study on Lawyer Wellness Findings and Recommendations
Kerry Simmons, K.C., Executive Director, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch
The National Study on Wellness in the Legal Profession in Canada validated what many know to be true: lawyers in Canada face health challenges due to the structure of our profession. Following a brief review of the Report, Ms. Simmons will highlight recommendations to improve the circumstances in our profession. 

The New Landscape: Regulation of Lawyers, Notaries and Paralegals
Christopher McPherson, K.C., President, Law Society of BC
Aleem Bharmal, K.C., President, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch
Presidents of the Law Society of BC and CBABC come together to share key developments in the move to a single regulator.

Supporting Central Island Lawyers: Community Roundtable
Firms in small communities face increased challenges as we emerge from the pandemic. What are the needs of Central Island lawyers? Recruitment and retention strategies? Practice management support? Share your views of what is needed for your practice to thrive.

Other featured presentations include a deeper exploration of

  • Updates from the Residential Conveyancing Working Group.
  • Views from the Registry: Getting Probate Applications through the First Time.
  • Trust reporting issues.
  • and more...

4:00pm  |  Closing Remarks 

*Agenda may be subject to change.


The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this conference from is the traditional and unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation of the Coast Salish People, 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 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 - General
Registration fees for in-person seminars or conferences are eligible for a refund less a 20% administration fee if notice of cancellation is received 48-hours before the RSVP deadline. No refunds are issued for cancellations received after the RSVP deadline. This cancellation policy also applies to both in-person and remote attendee cancellations.

Cancellation - Same day registration
If you register for a program and cancel within the same business day prior to 3:00pm, CBABC will issue a full refund of your registration fees. However, no refunds will be issued if your same-day registration and cancellation occurs within 48-hours prior to the RSVP deadline. 


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    CBA Member: $215 (+GST)
    Non-Member: $350 (+GST)


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