CPD Training

Bail and Sentencing in the Time of Pandemic

This 2 hour webinar put on by the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC is intended for criminal law practitioners who are conducting bail and sentencing hearings before the BCPC and BCSC during the suspension of in-person hearings.

Our panelists will include Gloria Ng, Kristy Neurauter, Mark Swartz and Martin Peters. The presentation will cover how to prepare for and conduct a bail hearing remotely, the potential impact of Covid-19 on bail and sentencing decisions, recent developments in bail jurisprudence dealing with the Covid-19 context, and s. 525 hearings.

Attendees may claim up to 2 hours of CPD with the LSBC.

Date

Tuesday, April 7th 

Time

4:30pm to 6:30pm PDT

Register

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4715854331235/WN_UihZ2RHeT6-pWTtfRSMGsg

Legal Research with Courthouse Libraries BC Remote Access Databases

This 1-hour webinar presented by Courthouse Libraries BC will show you some of the legal research databases you can access remotely. We’ll cover our popular website databases put together by our Law Librarians to assist you in your research as well as our Remote Access Subscription Databases. This will include e-texts available from Irwin Law, primary sources in Hein Online, sentencing ranges in RangeFindr and news sources in Canadian Newsstream. This training session is intended for members of the Law Society of BC, who can access these remote databases through their Courthouse Library library account. Participants in this training session can claim up to 1 hour of CPD credit with LSBC.

Date

Wednesday, April 8th

Time 

12:30 - 1:30PM PDT

Register

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3915850077785/WN_h1N-4uG6RDe5T0a_mi7_Tw 

 

Legislative Research: How to Research Statutory Changes

Learn some tips and tricks for doing legislative research in this 1-hour webinar. We will show you how to find the latest versions of BC legislation and conduct point-in-time research using free resources. We will also explain how, with the assistance of our law librarian remote services, you can continue to access legislative research sources the Courthouse Library subscribes to. Participants in this webinar can claim up to 1 hour of CPD credit with LSBC.

Date

Wednesday, April 15th

Time

12:30 - 1:30PM PDT

Register

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6415850079205/WN_CMXOK4q7TQy9A2Lzdh8Q2Q

Social Media in the Legal Profession: A Primer

If you're fairly new to using social media as a business, then this is where to start. We'll talk about the difference between "owned" and "borrowed" media and examine several popular social networks to help you connect with your key demographic. We'll also discuss some basics for effectively using those platforms and best practices. Participants in this webinar can claim up to 1 hour of CPD credit with LSBC.

Date

Tuesday, April 21st

Time

12:30 - 1:30PM PDT

Register

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6815850085841/WN_tiy5hETURpiZuDITc8MnMw

Ethics in Criminal Practice

Presented by Criminal Defense Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC, join us for this webinar to earn your 2 hours of ethics and practice management credit with the Law Society of BC! The focus will be on ethics in a criminal law practice. Our panelists for this session will include Judge Sutherland of the BC Provincial Court, David Layton, QC of the Ministry of Attorney General BC Prosecution Service and Michael Klein, QC of Michael Klein Law Corporation. Topics will include the importance of communication between Crown and Defence counsel, client communication, the relationship between Crown counsel and police as well as professional responsibilities generally. Participants in this webinar can claim up to 2 hours of CPD with LSBC.

Date

April 23, 2020

Time

4:30-6:30pm PDT
 

Register

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7015857771593/WN_bPdzh4ZbQFK25NE0PZvtxw

Social Media in the Legal Profession: Content Development Strategies

One of the keys to social media success is creating consistent, valuable content. It's a challenge to know what to post, when to post, and how often. This session will focus on how to create an effective social media content strategy, and we'll get input from LSBC about what you can and cannot post online. Participants in this webinar can claim up to 1 hour of CPD credit with LSBC.

Date

Tuesday, April 28th

Time

12:30 - 1:30PM PDT

Register

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7015850087525/WN_tp1B4blKRxmGEcLfG0E5dQ

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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