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Q&A on the New Provincial Court Family Rules

Join us for a 1.5-hour webinar exploring questions and concerns you and your clients may have around the implementation of the new BC Provincial Court Family Rules (PCFR). The Rules took effect on May 17, 2021, with significant changes made to processes and forms. This is an introductory-level and practical focused webinar aimed at intermediaries (advocates, librarians, and community workers) and general practitioner lawyers.

Our panel will include representatives from the Ministry of Attorney General as well as a private bar lawyer. Our panel will include: Erin Smith (Senior Policy Analyst with the Family Policy Legislation and Transformation Division of the Ministry of Attorney General), Kari Erickson (Manager, Court Administration, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General), Oriole Courcy (Senior Program and Policy Analyst with Family Justice Services Division of the Ministry of Attorney General) and Susan Loney (family law practitioner and Co-Lead Family Duty Counsel in Victoria for Legal Aid BC).

Based on their experience and expertise, the panel will answer questions about the new rules, processes and forms as well as about services available through Family Justice and Justice Access Centres. As this webinar will be responsive to the questions and concerns you have about the new PCFR, we ask that registrants participate in our ThoughtExchange in advance. Upon registration, you will be provided with a link to participate in the ThoughtExchange, where you can enter questions anonymously and see what questions other registrants have posed. While the ThoughtExchange is anonymous, questions posed there will be visible to other registrants. Please avoid including any personally identifying information about clients.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with LSBC.


June 24, 2021


12:30 - 2pm (PDT)



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