For members of the Law Society

As of 2019, members of the Law Society of BC can claim CPD credit with LSBC for time spent reviewing a previously recorded course.  To record your credits search within the LSBC Member Portal for “Courthouse Libraries Archived Webinars - Recordings for all webinars 2016 - 2022”.  Enter the number of hours spent watching an archived webinar and the date and click “get credit”.

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.

APB CA Training Program

  • Practical Tips from Judges of the Court of Appeal (May 5, 2021)
  • Chambers Applications at the Court of Appeal (April 15, 2021)
  • APB Court of Appeal Program Orientation (March 11, 2021)

Client Relations Skills

  • Supporting Self-Represented Litigants in Provincial Court (February 24, 2022)
  • Trauma-Informed Legal Practice (September 17, 2020)
  • Working with Clients with FASD (December 5, 2017)
  • Working more effectively with Clients with Mental Health Issues (June 13, 2017)

Digital Research Tools

  • Remote Access Databases through Courthouse Libraries BC (March 24, 2022)
  • CanLII Tips and Tricks (July 20, 2021)
  • Searching for Precedents: Maximizing your Efficiency (October 19, 2021)
  • Legislative Research: How to Research Statutory Changes (April 15, 2020)
  • WestlawNext (2018)
  • Lexis Advance (2018)
  • Quickscribe (2019)

Virtual Family Mediation Training

  • Part 6: Providing Independent Legal Advice for Pro Bono Mediations (March 2, 2021)
  • Part 5: Conducting Pro Bono Virtual Mediations (March 2, 2021)
  • Part 4: Qase Platform Demonstration (March 2, 2021)
  • Part 3: The Virtual Mediation Process (March 2, 2021)
  • Part 2: The Collaborative Process (March 2, 2021)
  • Part 1: Introduction and Early Dispute Resolutions & The Importance of Keeping Families out of Court (March 2, 2021)

Plain Language for Legal Professionals

  • Plain Language Skills Parts 1 and 2 (2018)

Practice Management

  • Free Legal Services in BC: An Overview of CLAS and APB Programs (February 4, 2021)
  • Race Issues in the BC Legal System (August 13, 2020)
  • Retiring from Practice: Planning ahead at any age (2019)
  • Breaking New Paths: Law Firm Practice in 2019 (2019)
  • Moving Forward: Technology, A2J and the Law (2019)

Professional Responsibility Skills for Legal Advocates 

  • Professional Responsibility for Advocates (2016)
  • File Management for Advocates (2016)

SHARP Workplaces Training

  • Preparing Clients for Mediation in Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims (June 7, 2022)
  • Human Rights and Workplace Sexual Harassment: Case Updates (Feb 15, 2022)
  • WorkSafeBC Handling of Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims (January 20, 2022)
  • Privacy Issues in Workplace Sexual Harassment and Working with Support People to Better Server Your Client (June 1, 2021)
  • Service-focused Lawyering: Cultural Competency and Violence-informed Approaches for Working with Indigenous Clients (May 31, 2021)
  • Gender-Based Violence and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Workplace Sexual Harassment Claim ( May 25, 2021)
  • Legal Coaching for Sharp Clients (February 4, 2021)
  • Gender Diversity and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims (May 11, 2021)
  • Workplace Investigations Related to Sexual Harassment Claims (April 30, 2021)
  • The WCB System's Role in Preventing, Investigating, and Compensating Workplace Sexual Assault and Harassment (April 27, 2021)
  • The Criminal Law Re: Sexual Assault/Harassment - A Primer for Civil Lawyers (April 20, 2021)
  • Employment and Civil Law Remedies for Workplace Sexual Harassment (April 13, 2021)
  • Human Rights and Workplace Sexual Harassment (April 6, 2021)

Social Media for the Legal Profession

  • Social Media in the Legal Profession: Paid Ads & Analytics (May 5, 2020)
  • Social Media in the Legal Profession: Content Development Strategies (April 28, 2020)
  • Social Media for the Legal Profession: A Primer (April 21, 2020)

Animal Law

  • Bite Sized Animal Law Part II: "The Link" Between Animals & Humans (April 21, 2021)
  • Animal Law 101: Bite Size Animal Law (October 7, 2020)

Appellate Practice

  • Practical Tips from Judges of the Court of Appeal (May 5, 2021)
  • Chambers Applications at the Court of Appeal (April 15, 2021)
  • Effective Oral Advocacy in the Court of Appeal (2020)
  • Effective Written Advocacy: A Guide to Writing Persuasive Factums (2020)
  • Criminal Appeal Basics: Deciding to Appeal and Basic Steps (2020)
  • Court of Appeal Criminal Chambers Practice Tips (2020)

Civil Resolution Tribunal

  • CRT New Areas of Jurisdiction (2018)

Criminal Law Topics

Criminal Law Scholars Series

  • Cross-Border Crime: At the SCC and in Your Practice (September 15, 2022)
  • Mr. Big and the New Common Law Confessions Rule: Five Years in Review (June 23, 2022)
  • Vetrovec Protection Post-Kehla: Some Progress, but not Enough (May 19, 2022)
  • Jury Selection after Chouhan (April 21, 2022)

Criminal Practice in a Pandemic

  • COVID-19 and Criminal Justice Systems: Challenges and Legacy (July 14, 2021)
  • Court Changes after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Indigenous Cultural Relevancy (March 10, 2021)
  • Criminal Jury Trials in a Pandemic: International Perspectives (January 18, 2021)
  • Bail and Sentencing in the Time of Pandemic (April 7, 2020)

Ethics in Criminal Practice 

  • Ethics in Criminal Law: Duty to the Client (June 1, 2022)
  • Civility in the Criminal Bar: 3rd Annual Lunch & Learn (December 1, 2021)
  • Ethics in Criminal Law: Duty to the Court (November 23, 2021)
  • Civility in the Criminal Bar: 2nd Annual Lunch & Learn (December 2, 2020)
  • Ethics in Criminal Practice Part 2 (June 2, 2020)
  • Ethics in Criminal Practice Part 1 (April 23, 2020)

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System

  • Indigenous Courts: A cross-jurisdictional perspective (2020)
  • Gladue Submissions: Preparing Gladue Sentencing Submissions (2018)
  • Gladue Reports: Perspective from the Bench (2016)
  • Gladue Reports: Perspective from Defence Counsel (2016)
  • Gladue Reports: Perspective from Legal Services Society (2016)

Miscellaneous Criminal Law Topics and Advocacy Skills

  • A Brief History of Pardons: Should Louis Riel be Pardoned (January 18, 2021)
  • The Art of the Deft Direct (June 18, 2020)
  • The Art of Advocacy: Effective Cross-Examination (May 21, 2020)
  • Navigating Section 276 and 278 Criminal Code Matters for Complainant Counsel (May 19, 2020)
  • Court of Appeal Criminal Chambers Practice Tips (May 12, 2020)
  • Challenging the Lawfulness of Searches in Criminal Proceedings (May 7, 2020)
  • Criminal Appeals Basics: Deciding to Appeal and Basic Steps in an Appeal (March 26, 2020)
  • Helping Criminalized Women Reduce Vulnerability: Criminal Record Suspension Workshop (2020)
  • Not Criminally Responsible: A Primer (May 30, 2017)
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions (July 26, 2017)

Preventing Wrongful Convictions

  • Stolen Lives: The Perils of False Guilty Pleas (November 24, 2021)
  • Conviction Integrity Units (CIUs): The Evolving Role of US Prosecutors in Uncovering Wrongful Convictions (September 29, 2021)
  • Criminal Conviction Review Commissions: International Models for Reviewing Claims of Wrongful Conviction (September 23, 2021)
  • Post-Conviction Reviews: Cross-Jurisdictional Perspectives (June 16, 2021)
  • Interrupting Bias: How Systemic Racism, Discrimination & Distorted Thinking Lead to Wrongful Convictions (December 10, 2020)

Protest Law

  • Protest Law and Civil Disobedience (2020)
  • Protest Law: Understanding the Law of Injunctions and Contempt of Court (2019)

Employment Standards

  • Employment Standards Tribunal (2018)

Family Law Topics

  • Q&A on the New Provincial Court Family Rules (June 24, 2021)
  • An Introduction to Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Act (2020)
  • Bankruptcy and Family Lawyers (2018)
  • Interjurisdictional Support Orders (2018)
  • Unbundling your Family Law Practice (2017)
  • Family and Immigration Law (2017)
  • Child Protection, Family Law and Kinship Care (2017)
  • Intersection of the FLA and WESA (2016)
  • Family Property on Reserve Parts 1 and 2 (2016)

Freedom of Information Series

  • FOI: Tips and troubleshooting (2019)
  • FOI Parts 1 and 2 (2018)

Gender Equality

  • BC Gender Equality Report Card: An Overview (2020)

Health Law

  • Health Law and the Impact of COVID on Vulnerable Communities (June 17, 2021)
  • Health Law, COVID and Schools (June 9, 2021)

Human Rights Law Series

  • Know your rights: a primer for advocates & services providers (2019)
  • BC Human Rights Law for Advocates Parts 1 and 2 (2018)

Indigenous Courts - Elder Training Series

  • Substance Use, Harm Reduction and Recovery (2021)
  • Challenges of FASD for Legal Professionals (2021)
  • Understanding FASD: Re-Balancing the Wheel Healing from the Heart (2021)
  • Understanding Trauma (2021)

Indigenous Peoples and the Law (2020/2021 Webinar Series with CIAJ)

  • Discussing the Promises and Problems with the Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit Children, Youth and Families (January 20, 2021)
  • Investigating the Indigenous Languages Act (February 17, 2021)
  • Court Changes after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Indigenous Cultural Relevancy (March 10, 2021)
  • BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (November 4, 2020)
  • Overview of the Calls to Action (October 14, 2020)
  • The Next Stages of Indigenous Governance in Quebec (October 21, 2020)

Indigenous Law

  • Indigenous Human Rights Law (2020)
  • Indigenous Rights in BC and Indian Act Amendments (2020)
  • Indian Day Schools in Canada (2020)
  • Metis Legal Issues (2020)
  • Navigating Housing on Reserve (2019)

Mental Health Topics

  • Representing Clients Impacted by Coercive Mental Health and Substance Use Health Laws (February 22, 2022)

Personal Planning, Estates and Trusts

  • Health Care Consent and Physicians Orders (2017)
  • Medical Assistance in Dying (2016)
  • Personal Planning Tools (2016)
  • Disability Trust Planning (2016)

    Refugee and Immigration Law Topics

    • Refugee Law Basics: An Introduction to Refugee Law (2018)
    • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions (2017)
    • Canadian Lawyers and the Impact of US Executive Orders (2017)

    Residential Tenancy

    • Residential Tenancy Law in BC (2018)
    • Manufactured Home Park Basics (2017)

    Standard of Review

    • Standard of review: a primer & recent changes (2020)