CPD Training

Standard of Review: A Primer and Recent Changes

The Supreme Court of Canada recently revisited the standard of review applicable to administrative decisions. This webinar will outline those important changes, in the context of a primer on the standards of review for appeals and judicial reviews in civil, criminal and administrative law. Our presenter for this webinar will be Garth Barriere, who practices in the area of appellate law and judicial review. Participants in this course can claim up to 1 hour of CPD credit with the LSBC.


Tuesday, February 25th


12:30 – 1:30pm (PST)



Family Law Webinar: An Introduction to Upcoming Changes to the Divorce Act

This 1-hour webinar is aimed primarily at legal advocates and lawyers with limited experience in family law who are looking for information on the upcoming changes to the federal Divorce Act. The changes, which will come into effect July 1, 2020, will primarily affect how the Divorce Act talks about parenting after separation. There will also be new duties imposed on married spouses and lawyers to try to resolve problems out of court, as well as a new duty on courts to consider other relevant legal proceedings in which either spouse is involved.

Our presenter John-Paul Boyd Q.C. works as a family law arbitrator, family law mediator, and parenting coordinator. He is also the founding author of JP Boyd on Family Law. In this webinar, John-Paul will provide an overview of the upcoming changes to the Divorce Act and the likely impact on married people living in BC. He will also show you how to continue to find information on family law using the JP Boyd on Family Law wikibook.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1 hour of CPD with LSBC.


Tuesday, March 3rd


12:30 - 1:30pm PST



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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