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Mental Health and the Legal Profession (Part 2)

How are Canadian lawyers faring in terms of their mental health? This 1.5hr discussion will delve into the findings of the National Study on the Mental Health of the Legal Profession in Canada, a report of the Federation of Law Societies released in late October 2022.

The report is based on a survey of over 7,000 Canadian lawyers and is packed with significant, interesting and troubling data about the health of the legal profession in Canada. Brook Greenberg, K.C., a member of the Federation Steering Committee that commissioned the report, and Cheryl D’Sa, a member of the LSBC Mental Health Task Force, will review the findings in an interactive format. The panel and participants will then discuss what legal professionals can do to better address these issues.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with the LSBC, including 1.5hrs of Practice Management credit. This webinar is a collaboration of the Courthouse Libraries BC, the LSBC Mental Health Task Force, and the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society.

More information about the national wellness project and a link to the full report can be accessed here: https://flsc.ca/flsc-s3-storage-pub/u/flsc-s3-storage-pub/FINALNews%20Release%20WellENv8.pdf


December 6, 2022


12:30 - 2:00 PM

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Civility in the Criminal Bar: 4th Annual Lunch & Learn

Courthouse Libraries BC is pleased to once again host the Annual Civility Lunch & Learn for federal and provincial Crown Counsel and criminal defence counsel.

This year's version of this popular annual event will focus more on the Q&A with our amazing panel and we are asking that attendees submit their ethical conundrums in advance. Watch for a link to submit advance questions in your confirmation email.

This 2hr lunch & learn will start with a presentation by life Bencher Phil Riddell, KC and Bencher Lisa Dumbrell. That will be followed by our panel discussion and Q&A of criminal file civility scenarios. This year's panel will include Justice Jennifer Duncan of the BCSC, Judge David St. Pierre of the BCPC, Paul Pearson with the BCPS, Alix Rice with the PPSC, and defence counsel Daniel Song, KC.

Participants can claim up to 2 hours of CPD credit, including 2 hours of ethics credit.


December 7, 2022


1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Children's memory for repeated events: Can they remember one time?

This presentation will explore how to begin to narrow the gap between the level of detail forensic interviewers expect from children who report repeated abuse and the ability of children to provide such reports.

It has been estimated that at least 50% of child complainants of sexual abuse report repeated abuse. When repeated abuse is reported, professional forensic interviewers attempt to elicit as many details as possible about each alleged instance.

In this presentation, Dr. Deborah Connolly with the Children's Memory Research Lab at SFU's Department of Psychology, will discuss how the organization of memory for repeated events is different from the organization of memory for unique events. Dr. Connolly will consider conditions under which children may be able to isolate
Children's memory for repeated events: Can they remember one time?details associated with one instance and conditions under which they are unlikely to provide this level of specificity.

This webinar is the 7th in our Criminal Law Scholars Series (CLSS), which is being co-hosted by Courthouse Libraries BC and the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society. Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with the Law Society of BC.

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Connolly, Simon Fraser University Department of Psychology
Moderator: Tamara Levy, KC


December 13, 2022


4:30 - 6:00 PM

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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.

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