May 22, 2020
Prince George BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.



Registered attendees will be contacted privately with further details.


Prince George Law Talks is a yearly law conference that provides the northern bar with access to required legal education and, more importantly, an opportunity to interact with colleagues and peers alike.

This year the focus is on lawyering skills, and we return to our original format of separate talks for barristers and solicitors in the morning before reconvening for lunch and joint sessions in the afternoon.

You are free to mix and match between the morning sessions.

7.00 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.




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

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


$50.00 for Lawyers (+GST)
FREE for Articling Students

*Note, all conference participants are responsible for paying for their own meal orders at lunch. Registration fees do not include the cost of lunch.

FILLABLE Registration Form
Registration Form


Registration Check-In  |  8:15am-8:35am

Welcome Remarks  |  8:35am-8:45am


8:45-9:45am  |  Corporate Law and Taxes
Roberta Stewart, HSJ Lawyers
This session will discuss tax on split income (TOSI) and qualifications for small businesses using capital gains exemptions. This may be of personal interest to barristers who own their own law corporations.

9:45-10:45am  |  When is a Will a Will? 
Carolynne Burkholder, Dan Marcotte Law Corporation
Sections 58 and 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act allow the court to cure or rectify deficient wills. This session will explain some circumstances where this can happen and the procedure toremedy this.

10:45-10:55am  |  Morning Health Break 

10:55-12:00pm  |  Identification Rules for Real Estate Lawyers
We are now required to ask clients about the source of funds for purchases under the new rules to prevent money laundering. But do we need to investigate? How far does our responsibility go?


8:45-9:45am  |  Preparing a Witness to Testify and Conducting Direct Examination

9:45-10:45am  |  Cross-Examination

10:45-10:55am  |  Morning Health Break 

10:55-12:00pm  |  Redirecting a Witness – When Can You and What Can't You Do?

*Order of presentations may be subject to change.


12:00-1:30pm Lunch Presentation (at the Twisted Cork)
Craig Ferris, QC, President Law Society of BC

1:30-2:30pm Ethical Issues
Ken Armstrong, President BC CBA

2:30-3:30pm Managing the Healthy Practice
Derek LaCroix, QC, Lawyers’ Assistance Program

3:30-3:40pm  |  Afternoon Health Break 

3:40-4:40pm Managing the Profitable Practice
Pat Schmit, QC, Darren Lindsay, and Garth Wright


3:40-5:00pm Closing Remarks

*Order of presentations may be subject to change.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
The CBABC acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Dakel and Lheidli T'enneh peoples, 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. 

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

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 PD at

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

Conference Materials/Handouts
All materials will be delivered electronically one day prior to the course date.

Participant Disclaimer - This is to confirm that you have agreed with the following terms and conditions:
All materials related to this course are for the sole use of the above said registrant, which 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.


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