February 2019 Events (BC-wide, Online)

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  • Friday, February 1: BC Ombudsperson sends a mobile investigation team to Richmond.

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.

  • February 1 – 23 (various dates): UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law presents two events at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
    • Friday, February 1 (12:30 – 2:00 pm) Indigenous Perspective on Lands, Dispossession, and Homelessness:  a part of 2019 Indigenous Awareness Week, co-presented by Indigenous Legal Studies & the Indigenous Law Students Association – Franklin Lew Forum
    • Saturday, February 23 (1:00 – 6:00 pm) Vancouver International Humanitarian Law Conference – Hosted by the Canadian Red Cross. Conference focusing on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and related issues. The purpose is to educate the public about the rules of war and expose them to current hot topics. The sessions include question and answer periods aimed at encouraging dialogue among IHL experts, academics and practitioners. Franklin Lew Forum

  • People's Law School logoFebruary 7 – 14 (various dates): People’s Law School presents free classes for the public in Burnaby.
    • Thursday, February 7 (7:00 – 8:30 pm) Power of Attorney – Burnaby Library – Tommy Douglas Branch
    • Thursday, February 14 (7:00 – 8:30 pm) Probating a Will – Burnaby Public Library – McGill Branch
  • February 7 – 27 (various dates): Plan Institute presents information sessions and workshops by phone/computer and in LadnerVancouver.
    • Thursday, February 7 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning Workshop – Plan Institute Office, 312 Main Street, Vancouver. Cost: $65.00 per person or $90.00 for two.
    • Thursday, February 21 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Info Session – Plan Institute Office, 312 Main Street, Vancouver. Cost: free.
    • Thursday, February 21 (7:00 – 9:00 pm) Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning – Delta Community Living Society, Ladner. Cost: $5.00 (families) and $20.00 (professionals). Closing date for registration: Monday, February 18, 2019. For more information, contact Si Stainton, Family Services Manager at sstainton@dcls.ca or 604.946.9508.
    • Wednesday, February 27 (7:00 – 9:00 pm) Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Info Session – teleseminar by phone/computer. Cost: free.
  • February 12 – 26 (various dates): Amici Curiae presents LEXtures 2019 in Vancouver (also via webinar).
    • Tuesday, February 12 (5:30 – 7:00 pm) Tenancy Law: An Overview – Justice Education Society, 260 800 Hornby St., Vancouver. Cost: free (volunteers & institutional partners rate, Amici Curiae friends rate)/$105 (single-seat rate).
    • Tuesday, February 26 (5:30 – 7:00 pm) Animal Law – Justice Education Society, 260 800 Hornby St., Vancouver. Cost: free (volunteers & institutional partners rate, Amici Curiae friends rate)/$78.75 (single-seat rate).

This workshop reviews the key foundations of the Act and how it affects the ongoing work of your board and organization. Cost: Member- $95.00; Non-member- $110.00. City of Vancouver Bursaries available. 1183 Melville Street, Vancouver. Get more information here.

  • Disability Alliance BC logoThursday, February 21 (12:15 – 2:15 pm): Disability Alliance BC presents a talk on the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan at Burnaby Neighbourhood House in Burnaby.

This talk is a part of Pacific Immigrant Resource Society’s EAL course on Parenting and Disability. Cost: free. To register, please contact 604-298-5888 or Valerie at vlai@pirs.bc.ca. Get more information here.

This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre, and is facilitated by and for people with disabilities. This meeting features an RDSP expert from Disability Alliance BC. Space is limited and registration is required. Get more information here.

This training is suitable for those working in front-line positions, coordinators and managers at settlement service provider agencies, as well as community stakeholders who work with and support refugees and refugee claimants from the time they come to BC, during their claim process, when a claim decision is received an who are/become permanent residents (PRs). Cost: free. Get more information and register online here.

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January 2019 Events (BC-wide, Online)

Bookmark this post! It will be updated as more events are announced. You can also get frequent updates via our Twitter. Have a suggestion? Email us.

  • 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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