February 2023 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
February 1-5 | February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-28
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February 1-5, 2023

  • How to Maintain Dignity While Ageing with Cerebral Palsy (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC and CPABC
    • What: Join Seniors First and the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC for this discussion on maintaining dignity while living with Cerebral Palsy. The hosts will present Elder Abuse – What is it, How Do We Deal With it? during the session. You’ll learn about types of abuse and people involved; the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults; and strategies to deal with abuse.
    • When: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

February 13-19, 2023

  • Everyday Law Series: Some Urgent and Temporary Orders (In-person and Webinar)
    by AC Friends of Court
    • What: This one hour session focuses on some urgent and temporary orders. The hour between 5 to 6 will cover the orders. And attendees can ask general questions or get help booking their appointment from 6 to 6:30. In person is at the Chimo Community Services, 8000 Minoru BLVD #340, Richmond BC V6Y 3Z5. There is a zoom option as well. This session is in English and Mandarin.
    • When: Monday, February 13th, 2023 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
    • Cost: Donations are welcomed
  • RDSP 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, February 16th, 2023 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Wills, Trusts & 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 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 16th, 2023 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: $25

February 20-28, 2023

  • RDSP Level 2 (Webinar)
    by Plan Institute
    • What: This Advanced RDSP workshop is for those who already have a RDSP or have already taken Level 1 and would like to deepen their knowledge and learn how to maximize growth. This workshop includes more complicated financial information so attendees should already understand RDSP basics and review our glossary of terms before attending this workshop.
    • When: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Legal Advance Planning (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: Advance planning can help ensure your wishes will be respected when relying on someone else to make decisions for you and after you die. Join us to learn about Advance Planning tools including Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements.
    • When: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Male Allyship and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Webinar)
    by Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)
    • What: What does it mean to be a male ally? How can male allyship and SHW prevention support each other? Using highly engaging activities from PLEAC’s Male Allies Training workshops, this Male Allyship in the Workplace workshop helps men learn how to be more engaged in allyship and helps folks of other genders learn how to identify and support male allyship in their communities.
    • When: Friday, February 24th, 2023 10:00 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Your Privacy Rights in BC (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Do you have questions about your privacy rights? What can a prospective employer access in running a background check on you? Can a landlord require you to submit your bank records before renting to you? What can you do to protect your data when using apps or buying things online? At PLS’s upcoming webinar, learn answers to these and other questions on privacy issues that come up in daily life.
    • When: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 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.
February 1-5February 6-12 | February 13-19 | February 20-28
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning

February 1-5, 2023

  • Youth Leaders in Law (YLL) Law and Politics (Webinar)
    by Access to Justice BC
    • What: As part of Access to Justice Week BC, participants will have the opportunity to hear from legal counsel across the country on various cases including the Emergencies Act, Language Rights, and R v. Sharma that all highlight the intersection of law & politics as well as engage in conversations with current law school students. This session is intended for high school and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. Registration is open to Canadian and international students.
    • When: Saturday, February 4th, 2023 9:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free

February 6-12, 2023

  • Access to Justice Issues In BC’S Family Law System (Webinar)
    by Canadian Bar Association BC
    • What: Learn about what recent research on access to justice issues within the BC family law system says and discuss people-centred design. This interactive session will engage your experiences and feed into upcoming research on access to justice issues. This is an opportunity to share your views, support innovative research and learn more about the Transform the Family Justice System Collaborative.
    • When: Monday, February 6th, 2023 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Access to Justice: Whose job is it anyway? (Webinar)
    by Canadian Bar Association BC
    • What: When it comes to this question, what role do lawyers, notaries and paralegals have to play? The provincial government’s Intentions Paper on the regulation of lawyers and other legal service providers suggests that regulation changes are part of the solution.  Join this panel of thought leaders to hear their views on how access to justice and regulation of professions are connected.
    • When: Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Neurodiversity in Law (Webinar)
    by Canadian Bar Association BC and Access to Justice Centre for Excellence
    • What: Join the Access to Justice Centre for Excellence and CBABC for a panel discussion with Dr. Lawrence Fung (Stanford Neurodiversity Project), Simon Margolis (BLG Toronto) and Keenan Nadeau. Topics will include the competitive advantage of neurodivergent legal professionals, the practical challenges that neurodiversity presents in law school and law firm environments, and best practices for supporting thought diversity in law.
    • When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Access to Justice and Youth Leaders in Law Speed Networking Event (Webinar)
    by Youth Leaders in Law Network
    • What: During this session, high school & undergraduate university students who are interested in a career in law will have the chance to hear from and directly interact with current law school students at the University of British Columbia Peter Allard School of Law,  the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, and Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law.
    • When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Innovating to Create Market-Based Solutions (Webinar)
    by Canadian Bar Association BC and Access to Justice BC
    • What: The panellists will share their journeys into the field of development and delivery of market-based approaches, what they have learned so far and their reflections on clients and system users’ feedback in terms of the future possibilities for access to justice.
    • When: Friday, February 10th, 2023 12:30 PM to 1:30 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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