Civil Litigation - Vancouver Island Section Meeting (Remote) 

Dec. 10, 2019
Victoria Online

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Putting Your Focus On Well-Being = Getting More Work Done? 
This meeting is being hosted by the Civil Litigation - Vancouver Island Section.

Speaker(s): Derek LaCroix, QC, Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program of British Columbia
Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Webinar/Teleconference
CPD Hours: 1.00
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.
Please note that this event qualifies for CPD credit under Professional Wellness.

Does putting your focus on your well-being equal getting more work done?

Yes! Recent research shows that increasing the level of happiness/well-being in your life can dramatically improve your overall efficiency and productivity at work.

However, many lawyers live in perpetual “I’ll be happy when...” or overemphasize the impact of life circumstances on their happiness (despite the fact that life circumstances only account for 10% of the variance in happiness). Others are confused by what needs to change, or what they can do to increase happiness in life.

In this lunch-time Section meeting, we will look at happiness myths and research-based evidence on what steps you can take to effectively increase your happiness, and therefore your productivity.

Please note that this event qualifies for CPD credit under Professional Wellness.

Speaker Profile
Derek LaCroix QC is the Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C. Derek was a trial lawyer in B.C. from 1975 to 1993 and was also called to the bar in Oregon in 1995. Since 1987 Derek has made personal development, spiritual growth, and working with others his avocation and he obtained a Diploma in Counseling in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2003. He began work with the LAPBC in 1997. He has published articles on the health problems facing lawyers, helping others, peer support, stress, addictions, and depression. He has spoken at conferences on the role of volunteers, reaching out to others, stress, and addictions. He also leads workshops on many topics concerned with Healthy Living. He is active on several non-profit boards and was a Commissioner of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP) and Chair of the CoLAP Conference 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC Sections at

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Sections host webinars from Internet-capable venues where significant interest has been expressed by Section members in attending remotely. This Section meeting will be offered as a teleconference or webinar depending on the resources and technology available at the venue. 

Webinar or teleconference instructions will be sent to your email that we have on file one day prior to this meeting date. These instructions will indicate when you should log in, as the meeting may start a little later than expected, as members and speaker(s) may be setling in, or if there is a lunch/dinner component.

If you have not received instructions by days end one day prior, please email

Please ensure to sign-in at the meeting; failure to sign-in will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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