CPD Training

Freedom of Information: Tips & Troubleshooting

This 1.5 hour webinar is geared towards registrants who have had some experience with preparing and filing FOI requests, and who are looking for advice regarding challenges that arise during the FOI process. The session will be co-presented by Mike Larsen, President of the Freedom of Information and Privacy and Privacy Association (BC FIPA) and Alexandra Wieland, Information and Privacy Archivist, Simon Fraser University.

This session will look further into specific challenges participants have encountered in making information requests. We strongly encourage participants to send any questions you may have to our presenters in advance so that they can address specific issues you may have experienced.

Questions in advance can be entered below or directed to: fipa@fipa.bc.ca

Participants can claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD with the Law Society of BC.


Nov 21, 12:30 PM PDT

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WestlawNext Canada at CLBC: An Overview

Did you know you can access WestlawNext Canada at the Courthouse Library?

This 1 hour webinar is an opportunity for you to learn about what you can access on WestlawNext Canada at CLBC. You will learn that LawSource and CriminalSource are excellent resources for locating Cases, Legislation and the latest texts on criminal law, including Canadian Criminal Procedure and Criminal Pleadings & Practice in Canada.

You will also learn how to use the CED and the Canadian Abridgment Digests. This session will demonstrate functionality useful for general research, as well as touch upon the additional criminal law resources available. Be sure to bring your questions!

This webinar is worth up to 1 hour of CPD credit with the Law Society of BC.


Nov 27, 12:30 PM PST

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More CPD opportunities

Archived Webinars

Archived webinars are organized by topic. 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.

Legal Research Course

This course, which is eligible for CPD credit, is a series of videos that demonstrate how to plan a research strategy and employ specific research skills.  In the videos we show you how to use popular legal research tools that are free (CanLII) or that you can use for free at the BC Courthouse Libraries. 

Take the course (including self-assessment quiz questions) on the Law Society Online Learning Centre.

In-Person Training

Tours and training are available by appointment in our Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Prince George, and Victoria branches.

Please contact the library branch directly or email training@courthouselibrary.ca to make an appointment.

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