CPD training

The Criminal Law re Sexual Assault/Harassment: A primer for civil lawyers

This 1.5-hr webinar will cover what those who provide legal advice to complainants of workplace harassment need to know about what is involved in a complainant's journey through the criminal justice system.

We will discuss:
• What criminal offences may arise from sexual harassment in the workplace?
• What does the criminal justice process look like?
• What supports are available for the complainant in a criminal matter?
• Does the complainant need to have a lawyer?
• What is the role of counsel for a complainant during the criminal process?
• What about privacy issues?

This webinar is presented in partnership with the SHARP Workplaces Legal Clinic operated by CLAS (Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces). The presentation will be aimed primarily at SHARP Workplaces roster lawyers. However, other lawyers and law students are welcome to attend.

Our speakers will be Sandra Cunningham, Q.C. and Gloria Ng.

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

Date 

April 20, 2021

Time 

12:30 - 2pm (PT)

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016165368837/WN_H1ljq377Qu6AF6HB86Ls_Q

Bite Sized Animal Law Part II: "The Link" Between Animals & Humans

In this 1.5hr webinar, we'll look at access to justice and the interconnection in law between animals and humans via "The Violence Link". The Link explains the interconnectedness between animal and human abuse, shared vulnerabilities, and shared harm of disenfranchised groups. 

Pet adoptions and violence have risen during Covid-19. Researchers, law enforcement agencies, animal advocates and lawyers have revealed that there is a proven link between violence against women, children and family pets. For more info on the Link, please see: How COVID-19 isolation increases domestic violence & animal abuse: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/covid-19-isolation-domestic-violence-animal-abuse-2237176 

Our presenters for this webinar will be Victoria Shroff and Christian Lim. Animal lawyer-educator Victoria Shroff will talk about the intersection of the Link in animal law with 'pet custody' in the civil sense, all under the wider umbrella of pathways to access to justice for animals and humans underlying the Link. Christian Lim, senior Crown, has done a great deal of animal law prosecutorial work over his 20 year career involving violence to animals and humans. He'll talk about the Criminal Code and aspects of the Violence Link from Crown's point of view. 

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

Date 

April 21, 2021

Time 

12:30 – 2pm (PT) 

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2316165237414/WN_M7NBidoxQ6KA3gGTpBpteA 

Workers Compensation and Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual harassment is a serious workplace issue. Find out how workers compensation provisions address workplace sexual harassment through prevention, as a prohibited action, and with benefits and compensation. Issues that should be considered before filing a complaint or claim with WorkSafeBC for sexual harassment will be discussed. 

This 1-hr webinar on workers compensation and workplace sexual harassment is presented in partnership with the SHARP Workplaces Legal Clinic operated by CLAS (Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces). The presentation will be aimed primarily at SHARP Workplaces roster lawyers. However, other lawyers and law students are welcome to attend. 

Our speaker will be Kevin Love, lawyer with CLAS' Community Law Program. 

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

Date 

April 27, 2021

Time 

12:30 – 1:30pm (PT)

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016165239307/WN_JYcHeVDTTDyQfrpmkqS25w 

Workplace Investigations Related to Sexual Harassment Claims

This 1.5-hr webinar on workplace investigations and workplace sexual harassment will provide an overview of the reasons why employers conduct workplace investigations, common issues for complainants in respect of workplace investigations, whether to participate in a workplace investigation, and if so, how to anticipate and reduce the issues that may arise. 

This webinar is presented in partnership with the SHARP Workplaces Legal Clinic operated by CLAS (Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces). The presentation will be aimed primarily at SHARP Workplaces roster lawyers. However, other lawyers and law students are welcome to attend. 

Our speaker will be Clea Parfitt, lawyer and sole practitioner. 

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

Date 

April 30, 2021

Time 

12:30 – 2pm (PT) 

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5216165245518/WN_d9Kn4jvMSIOcsFK53KLftA 

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.

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