CPD training

Indigenous Courts: A Cross-Jurisdictional Comparison

This 2-hour panel discussion, organized by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) and Courthouse Libraries BC, will compare and contrast the work of Indigenous Courts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Justice Chamberlain of the Ontario Court of Justice will share a perspective on the Gladue Court in Toronto, Magristrate Previtera of the Magistrates Court of Queensland will share a perspective on the Murri Court, and Judge Davis of the District Court of New Zealand will share a perspective on Maori Court. These presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Prof. Cunliffe of Allard School of Law on the potential future of Indigenous Courts in the respective jurisdictions.

Participants in this webinar can claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC. There is no cost to attend this webinar.

Date

Thursday, May 28

Time

4:30-6:30pm (PDT)

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1015880441993/WN_lTCKIv8CT0qnJ8F37Dbezw

Ethics in Criminal Practice, Part 2

We heard your requests for more on this important topic, so our wonderful panel is coming back to present Part 2. This will be a follow up session to the webinar on Ethics which was broadcast on April 23, 2020. We will be welcoming back our panel, which includes Judge Sutherland of the BC Provincial Court, David Layton, Q.C. of the Ministry of Attorney General BC Prosecution Service and Michael Klein, Q.C. of Michael Klein Law Corporation.

Our panelists will be delving into some of the topics they weren't able to get to in Part 1, such as the relationship between Crown counsel and police. However, we would also like to invite attendees to submit questions in advance so the panelists can address the concerns and questions of participants.

We ask that everyone planning on attending, register early and participate in our Thoughtexchange by May 22nd so that we can incorporate your questions into the presentation.

This free webinar is organized by the Criminal Defense Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC. Participants in this webinar can claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC, including 2 hours of ethics and practice management credit. If you missed Part 1, you can find the recording here: https://vimeo.com/411268926

Date

Tuesday, June 2

Time

4:30-6:30pm (PDT)

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1015880441993/WN_lTCKIv8CT0qnJ8F37Dbezw

The Art of a Deft Direct

This 2-hour webinar, organized by the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC, is on preparing and conducting an effective direct examination. While there will be an emphasis on criminal practice, all trial lawyers looking to improve their direct-examination skills are welcome to attend. Our presenters for this session will be Judge Lopes of the BC Provincial Court, Karima Andani, Q.C. of the BC Prosecution Service, and Kevin Westell of Pender Litigation.

Topics covered in this session will include when to use and not use leading questions, tips for planning out a direct examination and how to execute an effective direct examination.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC.

Date

Thursday, June 18

Time

4:30-6:30pm (PDT)

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4015900894987/WN_57hBEDBZQAiDMjVFQ6iHFA

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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