November 2020 Events

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Educating & Helping the Public

Free or low cost events for the general public to understand and use the law. Follow the links to see cost & registration info. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. See disclaimer.
Nov 1-8 | Nov 9-15 | Nov 16-22 | Nov 23-30
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November 1-8, 2020

  • Being a representative. Being an attorney. Being effective! (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning and Resource Centre and Registry
    • What: Are you named as a representative or a monitor in a Representation Agreement? Are you an attorney named in an Enduring Power of Attorney? What are your primary duties? What authority do you have? This webinar is designed for individuals – spouses, family members, and friends – acting in these roles. (It is not for professionals or institutions who is appointed as an attorney.)
    • When: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm OR Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Cost: Free
  • Making a Will? What if someone dies without a Will? (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning and Resource Centre and Registry
    • What: Some people do not meet the capability requirements to make a Will. What happens? Who inherits if there is no Will? This presentation will also give tips for those who meet the capability requirements to make a Will.
    • When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Cost: Free
  • Addressing Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Present Moment (Webinar)
    by Law for Non Profits
    • What: By now we all should know that we have an obligation to provide a workplace free from sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation. How successful are these policies in practice? What is the price we pay for a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)? What barriers exist to prevent complainants coming forward and what can we do to make our processes more responsive?
    • When: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

November 16-22, 2020

  • Settling an Estate in British Columbia: Town Hall Edition (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: In this free 1-hour webinar, return speakers Nicole Garton and Stacie Ayukawa from Heritage Law answer questions about dealing with an estate. Bring your questions and Nicole and Stacie will answer as many as we can get to.
    • When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    • Cost: Free
  • Tax Tips for the Self Employed Person with Disabilities (Webinar)
    by Disability Alliance BC
    • What: Are you a self-employed person with disabilities who would like to know more about tax tips, including the GST? Are you using your home for your small business? Do you want to claim your vehicle expenses? Do you have any trouble keeping a record of your sales/services? Let the liaison workers from Canada Revenue Agency answer your questions.
    • When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Legal Lunch & Learn: To bylaw or not to bylaw – An Introduction to Policies (Webinar)
    by Law for Non Profit
    • What: What is the difference between bylaws and policies? Which goes where? Featuring governance expert Alison Brewin, we’ll be drilling down into the policies that affect every corner of a non-profit’s day to day operations. Plus, hear insights on what not to include in your bylaws, and why.
    • When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

Learning & Community Building

Free or low cost professional development events for intermediaries, the people providing information and support to members of the public in their interactions with the legal system. We only include those that are open to non-lawyers. Also, events by organizations who help British Columbians in their interactions with the legal system. All times in Pacific Time unless stated otherwise. See disclaimer.
Nov 1-8 | Nov 9-15 | Nov 16-22 | Nov 23-30
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

November 1-8, 2020

  • AC Festival of Dangerous Access to Justice Ideas 2020 (Launch event)
    by Amici Curiae Friendship Society
    • What: November 3 5:30pm is when the topic will be announced, it will likely take 30 minutes only. Have at least one member of your team present.
    • When: 03 Nov 2020, 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
    • Where: Justice Education Society – 260 800 Hornby St, Vancouver
    • Cost: Free
  • Looking at British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Zoom meeting)
    by CIAJ & Courthouse Libraries BC
    • What: Designed to initiate discussion and pave the way to a major national conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law to be held in Vancouver in November 2021. Speakers: Regional Chief Terry Teegee, British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (Takla Lake First Nation); Professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia; Senior Associate Counsel, Woodward & Company (Muskeg Lake Cree Nation)
    • When: November 4, 2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
    • Cost: Free
  • Canadian Disability Benefit: The Power of New Forms of Democratic Engagement (Zoom meeting)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: A 4-part online learning series on the proposed Canadian Disability Benefit. Peter MacLeod is a pioneer in citizen assemblies and other proven and innovative approaches to democracy that have emerged around the world. He will talk about his decade-long effort to carve out new ways for thousands of Canadians to advise and work with government and why he believes representative democracy can and must be renewed.
    • When: November 5th, 11:30am-1pm PST/2:30pm-4pm EST
    • Cost: Free

November 9-15, 2020

  • Climate Accountability Webinar Series, Part 2: Connecting the Dots: Attribution and Quantification of Climate Harms (Webinar)
    by Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law
    • What: Climate change often doesn’t seem real because its effects look like natural disasters. How much is climate change costing us? How can government officials, lawyers and judges understand the relationship between local costs and climate change? Quantifying climate losses will be key to planning for a climate-resilient future and in climate lawsuits against fossil fuel companies. Second of four webinars.
    • When: Monday, November 9, 2020 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Who’s Policing the Police? Police Oversight and Accountability in Canada (YouTube Livestream)
    by BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)
    • What: Join the BCCLA for an upcoming panel “Who’s Policing the Police? Police Oversight and Accountability in Canada”, exploring police powers, police misconduct, and the systems designed to hold police accountable, including whether or not these systems are effective. This event will be recorded.
    • When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Noon to 1:30 PM (YouTube livestream)
    • Cost: Free
  • Helping criminalized women reduce vulnerability (Zoom)
    by Law Courts Center
    • What: Asian Women for Equality Society (AWCEP) will present on the basics of record suspension applications, with focus on the Measurable Benefit/Sustained Rehabilitation Form.
    • When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Friends of AC can consider donating here: https://www.legalformsbc.ca/i-want-to-give.html.
  • Building momentum for the Canadian Disability Benefit – Part 2 (webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: We need a society where it is possible for people, with the full range of human difference, to participate, contribute and benefit from societal supports. One worry is that the Canadian Disability Benefit will exclude too many people. Inclusive design as pioneered by our guest speaker can turn that worry into an opportunity. Her inclusive design framework is intended to be more like a trellis that supports organic growth and provides a foundation from which to innovate and evolve.
    • When: Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Trauma-Informed Lawyering with Myrna McCallum: Working with Asian Communities (Zoom)
    by  Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society (FACL BC)
    • What: This session will cover what trauma is, trauma-informed client-engagement, cultural humility, and vicarious trauma and resilience. The webinar is for the Asian legal community and also for non-Asian members of the legal community who want to learn about taking a trauma-informed approach to working with Asian clients. It is directed at lawyers, legal advocates, articling students, and law students, and is relevant to all practice areas.
    • When: Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Cost: Free; Pre-registration is required

November 16-22, 2020

  • Climate Accountability Webinar Series, Part 3: Sharing the Burden: Determination of Fossil Fuel Companies’ Fair Shares (Webinar)
    by Centre for Law and the Environment, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
    • What: With fossil fuel companies being sued for their contribution to climate change, is Chevron really on the hook for 100% of climate costs when clearly we all contribute? Climate damages litigants need to advance a theory about who has done enough to cause climate change that they could be sued and how those costs should be shared among defendants. What is the role of “contributory negligence”? How should potential government plaintiffs respond to accusations of “climate hypocrisy”? Third of four webinars.
    • When: Monday, November 16, 2020 Noon to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • When Caring Hurts – Vicarious Trauma (Webinar)
    by Homelessness Services Association of BC (HSABC)
    • What: This workshop explores the impact of working in a helping profession. Participants will learn about the symptoms and definitions of burnout, compassion fatigue, empathy fatigue and vicarious trauma and review specific tools for dealing with symptoms in order to build resiliency. This session also examines ways to manage the negative impact that come with working in the social service field in order to take care of yourself and to thrive.
    • When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Building momentum for the Canadian Disability Benefit – Part 3 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This webinar starts from the premise that we are already a disability media. That we have common purpose, rich and varied stories, and legions of public opinion shapers who use a variety of media platforms. When we bring all these together, we become a media power that rivals traditional media outlets to address the negative myths, stigma, stories and attitudes about people with disabilities. And rally ordinary Canadians behind specific disability initiatives like a Canadian Disability Benefit.
    • When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • A Night for Rights 2020: a Virtual Celebration and Fundraiser for BC’s Children and Youth (Webinar)
    by Society for Children and Youth of BC
    • What: On National Child Day, join the Society for Children and Youth of BC for an evening celebrating the advancement of children’s rights in BC. This evening will be an opportunity to learn about our work and impact, bid on some amazing silent auction items, and meet other children’s rights supporters from across the province.
    • When: Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: by donation

November 23-30, 2020

  • Building momentum for the Canadian Disability Benefit – Part 4 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: We can only go so far working only with our friends and colleagues. Our hopes and dreams will remain unfulfilled unless we are willing and able to work with others—sometimes including people we don’t agree with or like or trust. Such collaborations present both opportunities and challenges, including in the disability world with conflicts among groups, organisations, and family members. Other movements have surmounted similar challenges. This session will focus on lessons from other movements who have faced similar challenges and thrived despite or because of their differences.
    • When: Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free

Disclaimer: These events are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Clicklaw team of any of the products or services of the organizations. Contact the external site for questions regarding their events.

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