CPD training

Race Issues and the BC Legal System

Courthouse Libraries BC and JSL Law are pleased to present a panel discussion on race issues within the BC and Canadian Legal System with former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Judge Wolf of the BC Provincial Court, Judge St. Pierre of the BC Provincial Court and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.

In this 2-hour webinar, we will delve into some of the impacts of race on both litigants and legal professionals as well as challenges in achieving diversity on the Bench.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC, including 2 hours of practice management credit.


August 13, 2020


12:30 - 2:30 pm PDT



Indigenous Human Rights

This 2-hour presentation on Indigenous Human Rights will cover the requirements of a Human Rights claim before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, with a specific focus on assisting Indigenous clients.

This session will include information on how to determine jurisdiction between federal and provincial human rights claims, but will focus mainly on claims under Provincial jurisdiction. We will also discuss some of the findings and recommendations from Ardith Walpetko We’dalx Walkem's recent report "Expending Our Vision: Cultural Equity and Indigenous Peoples' Human Rights", specifically looking at the effects of colonialism and systemic racism. Lastly, we will discuss recent developments in Human Rights cases, mostly from B.C., but also from other provinces.

This presentation will be given by Christopher Heslinga, Supervising Lawyer for the U.B.C., Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and the Law Students' Legal Advice Program. The presentation is intended for legal advocates and lawyers dealing with human rights cases.

Attendees in this webinar may claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC, including 2 hours of practice management credit.


August 18, 2020


12:30 - 2:30 pm PDT



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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