February 2022 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
Feb 1-6Feb 7-13 | Feb 14-20 | Feb 21-28
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February 1-6, 2022

  • Pivoting to Digital: Theatre Edition (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society
    • What: Theatre and performing artists brought the stage to our screens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ushering in a new era of collaboration, the transition to digital has brought up questions around ownership and agency when artists collaborate. What legal challenges have emerged in this process?
    • When: Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

February 7-13, 2022

  • BC RentSmart Certificate Virtual Course (Webinar)
    by Rent Smart Education and Support Society
    • What: The course is a fun and interactive way to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, budgeting, communicating effectively with your landlord and neighbours, and tips on how to take care of your home. This course runs from the 7th to 16th.
    • When: Monday, February 7th, 2022 1:00 PM to Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 2:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Human Rights Basics – Lunch and Learn (Webinar)
    by BC Human Rights Clinic and CLAS
    • What: Topics covered include: Areas of life covered by the Human Rights Code; Prohibited grounds of discrimination; How to make a human rights complaint; and Where to get help.
    • When: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 Noon to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Preparing for Virtual Court and Tribunal Appearances (Webinar)
    by Amici Curiae Friendship Society
    • What: As courts and tribunals look to continue their virtual proceedings after the pandemic, self-represented litigants now face the added stress of preparing for their appearance virtually. In this session lawyers from the Amici Curiae Friendship society will explain some of the rules and etiquette surrounding virtual court and tribunal appearances. In English and Mandarin.
    • When: Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

February 14-20, 2022

  • 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: Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate 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 online workshop, 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, February 17th, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: $25

February 21-28, 2022

  • Distracted Driving – More than Just Phones (Webinar)
    by Road Safety at Work
    • What: Most people know they shouldn’t use their phones when driving. The law on that is clear. But police consider other things to be distracting driving too. Some of those other things may surprise you. Here’s your chance to learn more about distracted driving and to ask an enforcement officer about how to stay on the right side of the law.
    • When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • 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, February 24th, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Privacy and Record Keeping with Societies (Webinar)
    by PLEO
    • What: Join PLEO Founder Martha Rans for an insightful workshop on Privacy and Record Keeping. Gain foundational knowledge on best practices for Privacy and Recordkeeping to ensure your non-profit organization is in accordance with the Societies and Personal Information and Privacy Act.
    • When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022 10:00 AM
    • Cost: $80.00
  • Strata Living in British Columbia: Town Hall Edition (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you have questions about condo living in BC? Perhaps you want to know if your strata’s age restrictions are enforceable? Or whether there’s something you can do about the hardwood floors an upstairs neighbour just installed? Or how to file a complaint or defend one? The facilitators will answer your questions asked by attendees, whether submitted in advance or asked live during the webinar.
    • When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Copyright Conversation: Zong! The Politics of Translation with M. nourbeSe Philip (Webinar)
    by PLEO
    • What: PLEO is announcing the return of their Copyright Conversations series! Taking Our Voice: Copyright as a Tool to Achieve Equity, will take a deep dive into the experiences of several artists as they work to navigate complex copyright issues. The first of the series, planned for Fair Dealing week, will raise questions of fairness and equity when dealing with issues of translation.
    • When: Friday, February 25th, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 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.
Feb 1-6Feb 7-13 | Feb 14-20 | Feb 21-28
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

February 1-6, 2022

  • Centring Clients: A Collaborative Approach for Lawyers & Support Workers (Webinar)
    by Rise Women’s Legal Centre
    • What: Rise Women’s Legal Centre is hosting a virtual symposium for lawyers and support workers dedicated to increasing access to justice for their clients by working collaboratively. Three sessions are offered on three consecutive Tuesdays.
    • When: Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free; donations accepted
  • AC LEXture: How to Fill Out Temporary Resident Applications An Introduction (Webinar)
    by Amici Curiae Friendship Society
    • What: How to approach completing temporary residence applications such as visitor visas, work permits, and study permits through IRCC’s online application management system. We are aiming to provide a higher level principles-based summary of how to approach assisting self-applicants with these types of matters.
    • When: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Cost: $0 – $160.15

February 7-13, 2022

  • Centring Clients: A Collaborative Approach for Lawyers & Support Workers (Webinar)
    by Rise Women’s Legal Centre
    • What: Rise Women’s Legal Centre is hosting a virtual symposium for lawyers and support workers dedicated to increasing access to justice for their clients by working collaboratively. Three sessions are offered on three consecutive Tuesdays.
    • When: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free; donations accepted

February 14-20, 2022

  • Centring Clients: A Collaborative Approach for Lawyers & Support Workers (Webinar)
    by Rise Women’s Legal Centre
    • What: Rise Women’s Legal Centre is hosting a virtual symposium for lawyers and support workers dedicated to increasing access to justice for their clients by working collaboratively. Three sessions are offered on three consecutive Tuesdays.
    • When: Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Cost: Free; donations accepted

February 21-28, 2022

  • Representing Clients Impacted by Coercive Mental Health and Substance Use Health Laws (Webinar)
    by CLBC and Health Justice
    • What: Every day in BC people experience a loss of liberty or other fundamental rights through civil mental health and substance use health laws. But barriers to accessing legal representation have contributed to a significant access to justice crisis. Join Health Justice for the launch of a Legal Research and Resource Guide, generated to assist lawyers and advocates representing people facing detention and coercive mental health and substance use health care in BC.
    • When: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Supporting Self Represented Litigants in Provincial Court: Resources and Q&A (Webinar)
    by BC Provincial Court – hosted by Courthouse Libraries BC
    • What: In this 1-hr interactive webinar, BC Provincial Court (BCPC) judges will showcase some of the resources available for litigants navigating proceedings in the BCPC. Topics will include information on the type of matters the BCPC handles, how to prepare for court appearances both in-person and virtually, and resources to assist litigants in preparing documents for court. This will be followed by a Q&A period. The panel will include Chief Judge Gillespie, Judge Ferriss and Judge Mundstock.
    • When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022 12:45 PM to 1:45 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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