December 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.
Dec 1-6 | Dec 7-13 | Dec 14-20 | Dec 21-31
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December 1-6, 2020

  • Elder Abuse: What Is It? How Do We Deal With It? (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: This workshop addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse. We discuss the importance of staying connected to others through brainstorming community resources and viewing a short video depicting a fictional story of social isolation and elder abuse.
    • When: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

December 7-13, 2020

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Online Workshop (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Becoming well-informed about wills, trusts and estate planning is necessary to secure the financial future of your loved one with a disability. In this webinar you will learn things you should consider when creating a will, ways in which to ensure your loved one is protected when family passes, the types of trusts available, and more.
    • When: Thursday, December 10th, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free

December 14-20, 2020

  • Tired of Two Metres: Everyday Legal Issues During COVID Fatigue (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you have questions about the legal issues of daily life as we grapple with “COVID fatigue”? What are the current restrictions on social gatherings? When do you need to wear a mask? How do you deal with job interruptions? People’s Law School presents to you, as we close out a most unusual year, a webinar featuring an incredible panel of speakers prepared to answer your questions on COVID and the law in daily life.
    • When: Tuesday, December 15, 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.
Dec 1-6 | Dec 7-13 | Dec 14-20 | Dec 21-31
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December 7-13, 2020

  • Client Centric Care: Applying An Access to Justice Lens (In person)
    by Law Courts Center
    • What: Amici Curiae Friendship Society AGM 2020. On behalf of the Amici Curiae Friendship Society, Board Chair Supreme Court of BC Justice Joel Groves invites you to join. See link for the evening’s agenda.
    • When: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Social Justice Friend Rate Gifts gratefully accepted here:
  • Helping Criminalized Women Reduce Vulnerability: Criminal Record Suspension Workshop for Community Workers (Webinar)
    by Courthouse Libraries BC and Asian Women for Equality Society (AWCEP)
    • What: The purpose of this session is to provide information on the Record Suspension application process with a focus on assisting clients with completing the Measurable Benefit/Sustained Rehabilitation Form to improve chances of success. We will discuss how a record suspension can help marginalized women access more options in life.
    • When: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • How Systemic Racism, Discrimination & Distorted Thinking Lead to Wrongful Convictions (Webinar)
    by Courthouse Libraries British Columbia
    • What: The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Subcommittee on the Prevention of Wrongful Convictions, in conjunction with Courthouse Libraries BC, presents a 90-minute webinar examining the issues surrounding race, unconscious bias and wrongful convictions. This webinar will be of interest to all those concerned about criminal justice issues.
    • When: Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    • 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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