January 2019 Events (BC-wide, Online)

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  • January 4 – 30 (various dates): UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law presents three events at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
    • Friday, January 4 (12:30 – 1:30 pm) Noon Hour Lecture with  Chief Justice McLachlin – DLA Piper Hall, Room 104
    • Tuesday, January 15  (6:00 – 7:00 pm) What we talk about when we talk about rights: infinite loops and uncertain futures for feminist legal strategies, a lecture by Professor Sonia Lawrence, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University – DLA Piper Hall, Room 104
    • Wednesday, January 30 (12:30 – 2:00 pm) First Nations Court: a part of 2019 Indigenous Awareness Week, co-presented by Indigenous Legal Studies & the Indigenous Law Students Association – Franklin Lew Forum
  • January 7 – 29 (various dates): People’s Law School presents free classes for the public in Burnaby and Surrey.
    • Monday, January 7 (7:00 – 8:30 pm) Family Law – Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch
    • Monday, January 21 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Wills and Estates – Surrey Library – Ocean Park
    • Wednesday, January 23 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Employment Law – Surrey Library – City Centre
    • Wednesday, January 23 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Wills and Estates – Surrey Library – Newton
    • Thursday, January 24 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Strata Law – Surrey Library – Semiahmoo
    • Tuesday, January 29 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) Strata Law – Surrey Library – Guildford

In honour of Data Privacy Day, please join privacy experts and advocates Mike Larsen and Micheal Vonn for a lively discussion about surveillance, ‘smart’ technology, and what it will take to make meaningful advances in the promotion and protection of privacy. Presentations will be followed by Q & A. Get more information here.

  • January 28 – 31 (various dates): BC Ombudsperson sends a mobile investigation team to Burnaby, North Vancouver, and Vancouver.
    • Monday, January 28: Burnaby
    • Tuesday, January 29: North Vancouver
    • Wednesday & Thursday, January 30 & 31: Vancouver

Do you think you have been treated unfairly by the provincial government, your local government, or another public organization in BC? If yes, we may be able to help. We are currently scheduling in-person appointments to hear your complaints. All appointments are free and confidential. Get more information here.

The conference brings together hundreds of high school students for an all-day conference featuring workshops that tackle issues ranging from anti-oppression, migrant justice, to know your rights and marginalization in the law. Email Iman Baobeid to register today at iman@bccla.org or call (604) 630-9750. Get more information here.

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2018 Bi-Monthly Update Series: November/December

To keep you informed, here are some highlights of changes and updates made to Clicklaw in November and December:

Jan-Feb | Mar-Apr | May-Jun | Jul-Aug | Sep-Oct | Nov-Dec

Disability Alliance BC

Legal Services Society

People’s Law School

See their recently updated listings here (sorted by “last reviewed date”), which includes the following content:

  • Money and debt, including mortgages, borrowing money, credit cards, credit reports, dealing with debt, and getting out of debt
  • Employment, including your rights at work, getting paid, and if you’re fired or laid off (more to come)
  • Health, including your medical records (more to come)

Amici Curiae

A Home for Finola and I: Barriers to Pet-Friendly Housing
by Atira Women’s Resource Society

A review of the benefits of living with companion animals as well as the barriers to accessible pet-friendly housing in Vancouver. Published in January 2018, this paper was written by a law student as a research assignment for a course.

Out of Pocket
by UVic Access to Justice Centre for Excellence (ACE)

An online tool that helps to put a dollar figure on the out-of-pocket costs to individuals and families during a family law dispute. It uses typical stories and experiences to provide snapshots of family law costs.

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