CPD training

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. 

Material

Workers Compensation presentation

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) 

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

Practical Tips from Judges of the Court of Appeal

This 1.5 hr training session is offered as part of Access Pro Bono's Court of Appeal Program. The primary audience for this training session will be Access Pro Bono volunteers. However, other lawyers and law students are welcome to attend.

In this training session, Madam Justice Mary Newbury, Mr. Justice John Hunter, and Madam Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon of the BC Court of Appeal will share some practical tips and strategies for pro bono lawyers participating in Access Pro Bono's Court of Appeal Program.

Participants are invited to consider their questions ahead of time and email them to training@courthouselibrary.ca 

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit with the Law Society of BC.

Date 

May 5, 2021

Time 

4:30 – 6pm (PDT)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9816153279569/WN_8nEnWon_QKa_FkRKuus1NQ

Gender Diversity and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

In this 1.5-hr webinar, we will explore issues of workplace sexual harassment as they relate to gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. Participants will develop an understanding of the impacts of gender normativity on the workplace and learn best practices for working with gender diverse clients.

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 Liza Hughes, presenting for EVA BC (Ending Violence Association of BC).

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

Date 

May 11, 2021

Time 

12:30 – 2pm (PDT)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316192007322/WN_pAbmRzrORdqVl3iyV7Xb3w

Forensic Pathology for Lawyers Part 1: Relevant Medical Science & Mechanisms of Injury

This webinar comprises the first of a two-part presentation focusing on the science behind injury interpretation and death investigation: forensic pathology. Dr Matthew Orde – consulting forensic pathologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, former Medical Director of Autopsy Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital, dually-trained in medicine & law and called to the Bar of England and Wales – will lead the audience through some of the key aspects of forensic pathology and contemporary autopsy practice, drawing on real case material and with an emphasis on some of the more controversial topics.

This first session will provide an overview of death investigation systems, and lead into an exploration of the relevant basic science and an introduction to patterns of injury.

Our moderator will be Richard Fowler, Q.C.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with LSBC. This webinar is organized by the UBC Innocence Project, the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC.

Note: Please be advised that actual case photographs will be used to demonstrate certain aspects of the death investigation process. Some people might find these images distressing.

Date 

May 13, 2021

Time 

4:30 - 6pm (PDT)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9816183521924/WN_uxEO4SzuT6q7eMr8SdK-bA

Forensic Pathology for Lawyers Part 2: Injury Interpretation & the Provision of Expert Testimony

This webinar is the second of a two-part presentation exploring forensic pathology and death investigation. Dr. Matthew Orde – consulting forensic pathologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, former Medical Director of Autopsy Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital, dually-trained in medicine & law and called to the Bar of England and Wales – will lead the audience through some of the key aspects of forensic pathology and contemporary autopsy practice, drawing on real case material and with an emphasis on some of the more controversial topics.

In this second session the discussion will turn to interpretation of patterns of injury, and some of the challenges with the provision of independent, objective, and evidence-based testimony will also be explored.

Our moderator will be Richard Fowler, Q.C.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5 hrs of CPD with LSBC. This webinar is organized by the UBC Innocence Project, the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC.

Note: Please be advised that actual case photographs will be used to demonstrate certain aspects of the death investigation process. Some people might find these images distressing.

Date 

May 20, 2021

Time 

4:30 – 6pm (PDT)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2016183521843/WN_uRtJppmxR-W_ft7tASLL4A

Gender Based Violence and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

In this 1.5-hr webinar, we will discuss the impacts of trauma including neurological, behavioural, physical, financial, spiritual, emotional and interpersonal. Barriers to disclosing will be identified, and participants will learn trauma-informed approaches to receiving disclosures of gender-based violence in the workplace. Strategies for working with traumatized clients will be explored.

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 Tracy Porteous, Executive Director of EVA BC (Ending Violence Association of BC).

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

Date 

May 25, 2021

Time 

12:30 – 2pm (PDT)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1716192008447/WN_cuIDb5OrRGqz_C1rAAnLNw

Forensic Entomology in Homicide Cases: The Use of Forensic Entomology in Righting Wrongs

In this 1.5 hr webinar, forensic entomologist and Associate Director of the SFU School of Criminology, Dr. Gail Anderson will provide an introduction to forensic entomology for lawyers.

Forensic entomology is the use of insects in criminal investigations, primarily to estimate the minimum post mortem interval, although it can also be used to determine whether a body has been moved, or disturbed, the presence and position of wounds, whether a person has taken drugs, length of time of neglect or abuse in children, seniors and animals and is also used in wildlife crime analysis.

This presentation will cover the basic science of forensic entomology, illustrated with cases, then will cover three major miscarriages of justice which were righted using forensic entomology.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with LSBC. This webinar is organized by the UBC Innocence Project, the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC.

Note: Please be advised that graphic images will be shown during this broadcast which some people may find distressing.

Date 

May 27, 2021

Time 

4:30 – 6pm (PDT)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6116183522165/WN_RCHMp1ZyRBempUOQ2NYgog

Forensic DNA Analysis - A Primer for Lawyers

In this 1.5 hr webinar, Dr. Dean Hildebrand will provide an overview of current forensic DNA analysis technologies and methods used in modern laboratories to address questions of human identification.

The initial focus will be on explaining some of the science underpinning a typical lab report in order to help demystify the DNA expert's conclusions. From bodily fluid screening to DNA typing and data interpretation, attendees will see the evidentiary flow and comparative process used by the DNA scientist. Through the use of a variety of case examples, the attendee will have a better understanding of the strengths and limitations of DNA evidence they might be facing in court.

Finally the lecture will cover important aspects of disclosure and how to prepare to cross examine the DNA expert. The attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of the science and strategies for how to deal with DNA evidence and experts.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with LSBC. This webinar is organized by the UBC Innocence Project, the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and Courthouse Libraries BC.

Date 

June 3, 2021

Time 

4:30 – 6pm (PDT)

Register

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9416183522418/WN_yQmxqcBDTsaxp3kmK0pRVg

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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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