November 2021 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 1-7Nov 8-14 | Nov 15-21 | Nov 22-30
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November 1-7, 2021

  • Will or No Will? (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
    • What: How is an estate settled if there is no Will? Tips for making a Will if you meet the capability requirements.
    • When: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Capacity and Decision Making as a Continuum (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
    • What: Viewing capacity and decision making on a continuum helps make sense of these universal and sometimes confusing concepts. What is supported decision making? Where does it fit on the continuum? We’ll share what we have learned from people’s experiences with institutionalization and with adult guardianship.
    • When: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 11:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free
  • Joint Ownership (Webinar)
    by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry
    • What: Joint ownership of bank accounts, real estate property, and vehicles is common between spouses. It is more risky with someone other than a spouse. There are also ethical issues. Learn more.
    • When: Thursday, November 4th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

November 8-14, 2021

  • Legal Lunch & Learn: Land Owner Transparency Act (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)
    • What: The Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA), introduced on November 30, 2020, requires the owner, certain transferees, and “interest holders” to file a transparency declaration with the Land Owner Transparency Registry. Under the Act, failing to file and filing “false or misleading information” are offences that carry significant financial penalties.
    • When: Monday, November 8th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Power of Attorney (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: What is a power of attorney? If you’re in perfectly good health, is there any reason to get one? What if you don’t have one and something happens to you that impairs your ability to care for yourself and your affairs? For answers to questions like these, you are invited to attend this webinar for the answers to common questions about powers of attorney. 
    • When: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

November 15-21, 2021

  • Employment Law (in English and Mandarin) (Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: Please join employment lawyers Eduard Matei and Sandy Chen as they discuss employee rights with a focus on rights in the workplace and entitlement to severance when employment comes to an end.
    • When: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Information Session Level 1 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Beginner RDSP workshop for those who want to learn what an RDSP is, who qualifies, how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit, and how to open an RDSP. This is best suited to people who want to learn the basics of RDSPs and get general information about the plan. No background knowledge needed to get the most out of this workshop.
    • When: Thursday, November 18th, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free

November 22-30, 2021

  • Groups of Five Sponsorship Intro: How to Sponsor a Refugee (Webinar)
    by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and HMC Connections
    • What: In this RSTP webinar, the topics covered will include: Overview of the PSR program; who can sponsor; who can be sponsored; financial obligation, proof of funds, supporting documents; one Year Window; and a Q and A.
    • When: Monday, November 22nd, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Employment Law (Webinar)
    by South Asian Legal Clinic of BC (SALC)
    • What: This webinar is going to provide an overview of Employment Law. Topics covered will include employee rights, what to do when an employer refuses to pay wages, and much more.
    • When: Monday, November 22nd, 2021 6:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Representation Agreements (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: What is a representation agreement and how do you know if you need one? What’s the difference between a representation agreement and a power of attorney? What if something happens to your health and you don’t have a representation agreement? For answers to questions like these, attend this webinar to know about representation agreements and how they fit into planning for your future. 
    • When: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Board Table Disruption: Conflicts of Interest (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)
    • What: Does your board know how to identify, avoid, and navigate conflicts of interest? 
    • When: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • RDSP Information Session Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: Advanced RDSP workshop for those who already have an RDSP or are deciding where to open their RDSP and want to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth. This workshop includes more complicated financial information and attendees should already understand RDSP basics and review our glossary of terms before attending this workshop.
    • When: Thursday, November 25th, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • 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 1-7 | Nov 8-14 | Nov 15-21 | Nov 22-30
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

November 1-7, 2021

  • Achieving Digital Equity in a Post-Digital Era: Meeting the Challenge – Part 1 (Webinar)
    by Legal Aid BC, hosted by PLEAC
    • What: Legal Aid BC’s Achieving Digital Equity (ADE) is a year-long research project funded by the LABC/Law Foundation Legal Research Fund. It examines the barriers to access and use of digital resources by lower income BC residents. The study explores digital issues and challenges, how many are affected, and what can be done to ensure people can access the services they need, even if they can’t go online. This is the first of two sessions.
    • When: Thursday, November 4th, 2021 2:00 PM EST
    • Cost: Free
  • “But I Look Like a Lawyer” Documentary (Film screening & virtual fireside chat)
    by Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) BC
    • What: FACL BC invites all members of the legal community, from law students to senior members of the bar and judiciary, to the premiere launch of our mini-documentary, “But I Look Like a Lawyer.” This documentary will share stories of the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the Pan-Asian legal community. It aims to increase intercultural awareness and competency, and to surface the complexity of the history, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences. Following the documentary showcase, we will host a virtual fireside chat with leaders in the Pan-Asian legal community.
    • When: Friday, November 5th, 2021 12:30 PM
    • Cost: Free

November 15-21, 2021

  • A Night for Rights – Featuring Dr. Cindy Blackstock (Online Event)
    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 will be an opportunity to learn about their work and impact, bid on some amazing silent auction items, and meet other children’s rights supporters from across the province.
    • When: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 5:00 PM
    • Cost: Suggested donation: $20 per ticket; $50 per family

November 22-30, 2021

  • Achieving Digital Equity in a Post-Digital Era: Meeting the Challenge – Part 2 (Webinar)
    by Legal Aid BC, hosted by PLEAC
    • What: Legal Aid BC’s Achieving Digital Equity (ADE) is a year-long research project funded by the LABC/Law Foundation Legal Research Fund. It examines the barriers to access and use of digital resources by lower income BC residents. The study explores digital issues and challenges, how many are affected, and what can be done to ensure people can access the services they need, even if they can’t go online. This is the second of two sessions.
    • When: Thursday, November 4th, 2021 2:00 PM EST
    • Cost: Free
  • AC Virtual Lextures: Better Communication Practices for Better Client Service Part One (Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: Be simple, clear, and straight-forward. Learn how to create understandable information and to ask effective questions. Bring your curiosity, empathy, and listening skills to making written information understandable. Move your own understanding from making writing readable to making information easy on the reader brain. Take away better skills and a list of guidelines.
    • When: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Cost: $0 – $160.15
  • Building on Resilience (Webinar)
    by Ending Violence Association of BC
    • What: EVA BC’s Fall 2021 Training Forum focuses on Building on Resilience by enhancing capacity to support survivors of gender-based violence and their communities through uncertain times. 
    • When: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021; Thursday, November 25th, 2021; Friday, November 26th, 2021. All three-day sessions start at 10:00 AM.
    • Cost: $75 General registration (non-members); $50 EVA BC member organizations
  • No Justice in Isolation: Challenging Prison Conditions in Canada (Webinar)
    by BC Civil Liberties Association of BC (BCCLA)
    • What: Join BCCLA for a virtual fundraising panel event to talk about prison conditions in Canada and how they intersect with other issues in our society. They’ll be raising funds to support BCCLA’s fight in the courts to end solitary confinement.
    • When: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Cost: Fundraising event panel $22.23 to $107.10
  • Re-Envisioning PLEI: A Workshop (Online meeting)
    by West Coast LEAF
    • What: This 90-minute interactive workshop will explore strategies for public legal education and information (PLEI) that align with social justice values and aims. Legal educators, teachers, advocates, frontline service providers, lawyers, and anyone else who facilitates learning about laws and the legal system are welcome to join our interactive discussion. We will touch on the range of potential impacts of PLEI—both liberatory and harmful—and look at wise and ethical practices for PLEI practitioners that were shared by West Coast LEAF’s community as part of our Re-Envisioning Public Legal Education and Information project. Topics will include community-led, learner-engaged, and relationship-centred PLEI; honest and critical perspectives on the law; and dismantling barriers to participation. The workshop will be facilitated by Cecile Afable (she/her) and Alana Prochuk (she/her/they/them) of West Coast LEAF, a non-profit organization that uses legal strategies to challenge gender-based discrimination and advance equality and justice.
    • When: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 12:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • AC Virtual Lextures: Better Communication Practices for Better Client Service Part Two (Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: Be simple, clear, and straight-forward. Learn how to create understandable information and to ask effective questions. Bring your curiosity, empathy, and listening skills to making written information understandable. Move your own understanding from making writing readable to making information easy on the reader brain. Take away better skills and a list of guidelines.
    • When: Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Cost: $0 – $160.15

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.

December 2021 Events

Plan ahead! Here’s a preview of what’s coming next month.

Disability Rights Gathering (In person)
by Canadian Centre for Elder Law
What:
Bringing together disability and dementia communities to share ideas about being involved in making decisions. This event is held in person at SFU Vancouver Campus. Proof of vaccination and mask required. To register, contact Jess at jfehrenbacher [at] bcli [dot] org.
When:
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost:
Free (lunch and a $50 honorarium provided)


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