Divorce Act, Explained: Part I (Webinar Repeat) 

Sep. 27, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2030
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Time: This is the archived version of a program presented on September 27, 2019.

Erin Brook, Brook Law
David Dundee, Paul & Company

Moderator: Stuart Rennie, Legislation and Law Reform Officer, CBABC
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Bill C-78 has substantially changed the Divorce Act for the first time in 20 years. This webinar will provide a practical overview of what has changed, including statutory language, custody, access, parenting responsibilities and court orders under Canada’s Divorce Act and BC’s Family Law Act. These changes will affect family law practice in many ways. Don’t get swamped. Take this webinar and stay ahead of the wave.


About Erin Brook

Erin Brook is the lawyer behind Brook Law. Located in Downtown Nanaimo, Brook Law services Duncan to Port Alberni including Campbell River and Courtenay, and offers a variety of legal services including Family Law, General Litigation, Employment Law, Wills/Estates and Independent Legal Advice on agreements.

Erin helps her clients navigate the legal process by providing them with the information they need to make the right decisions for their individual circumstances. At Brook Law you are more than a file. We understand how the legal process can be overwhelming and it is our job to help guide you through the process. You will be an active participant in your case. You will be kept informed and up to date on the progress of your file.  Erin knows that Lawyers are expensive friends to have so she will work with you to set a course for your case and give you direction so that you can get the most out of the money you invest in your legal representation.

About David Dundee
David C. Dundee is a senior subject editor for JP Boyd on Family Law, and is jointly responsible for the pages on Spousal Support. David is a lawyer with Paul & Company in Kamloops. David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours English in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1981, both from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the bar in 1982. He has practised family law for most of his career, and has focused primarily on family law since he came to Kamloops. He is also a roster child interviewer for the BC Hear the Child Society.

David has been extensively involved with the Canadian Bar Association for many years, in many capacities. He has been Chair or Co-Chair of the Family Law - Kamloops Section since 2001. He served eight years on the National Family Section, including one year as Chair. As acting Chair of the BC Family Law Working Group, he was involved with submissions to government on the Family Law Act, and on the joint CBA/Law Society Best Practice Guidelines for family law. In 2012, David was awarded the President’s Medal, in part for this work.

David serves on the Justice Ministry's family practice advisory group. He also sits on the Trial Lawyers' Association of BC Family Law Committee. David has been active with the BC Continuing Legal Education Society for many years, having presented and written on several subjects, including as contributing editor to the Family Practice Manual and to their transition guide to the Family Law Act.

About Stuart Rennie
For the last 22 years, Stuart has been the Legislation and Law Reform Officer for the CBA British Columbia Branch. He is also a lawyer in private practice and a records management consultant.  In addition to his law degree, Stuart has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from UBC.

He has helped develop The Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery in Civil Litigation. And is also co-author of the standard records management manual for the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia. Stuart is an adjunct professor at UBC. We are pleased to have him with our CBABC Professional Development Program.

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