New Webinars Available

In case you weren't able to view them live, three new webinars have been added to the Courthouse Library webinar archive:

Social Media in the Legal Profession: Paid Ads & Analytics

The strategic business planning involved in managing and running a law practice often overlaps with the effective use of social media and paid ads.

In this session, Rebecca Coleman will provide an introduction to social media metrics for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as Google. She'll also illustrate different paid ad options on Facebook and Google.

Challenging the Lawfulness of Searches

This 2 hour webinar, organized by the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC, will provide an introduction to the steps involved in challenging the lawfulness of a search in criminal proceedings. This training session is intended for criminal law practitioners. The session will start with an overview of the basics and work towards some of the more complicated steps involved. Both junior counsel and experienced practitioners are likely to learn some useful tips. Our presenters for this session will be Judge Jetté of the BC Provincial Court, Oren Bick of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and criminal defence lawyers Matthew Nathanson and Daniel Song.

Topics will include standing, Charter notices, threshold requirements for a hearing, the difference between a facial and sub-facial attack, applications to cross-examine an affiant and some general practice tips.

Court of Appeal Criminal Chambers Practice Tips

This 2-hour webinar, organized by Legal Aid BC, the BC Court of Appeal and Courthouse Libraries BC, is an introductory level course on the basics of common Chambers applications in criminal appeals. This course is intended for criminal law practitioners with minimal experience in appellate practice.

Our panelists will include Justice Fitch of the BC Court of Appeal, Ursula Botz QC of the Criminal Appeals section of the BC Prosecution Service, and Tom Arbogast, a trial and appellate lawyer who works on complex criminal matters. Topics covered in this seminar will include some of the basics of judicial interim release applications, applications for the appointment of counsel, applications for leave, extension of time applications, and stay applications.

Archived webinars

Visit our archived webinars page to see all the past webinars available to view. If you plan to review a previously recorded course for CPD credit, it is your responsibility to ensure that your review of the course meets the Law Society of BC’s criteria for Approved Education Activities.