June 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.
June 1-6June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-30
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June 1-6, 2021

  • Elder Abuse: What Is It? How Do We Deal With It? (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: This workshop addresses the correlation between social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse. Seniors First BC discusses the importance of staying connected to others through brainstorming community resources, and viewing a short video depicting a fictional story of social isolation and elder abuse.
    • When: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

June 7-13, 2021

  • Complaining 101 with BC Ombudsperson staff (Webinar)
    by BC Ombudsperson
    • What: Looking for tips to get results when bringing your concerns to public organizations? Join BC Ombudsperson staff and learn how to have your voice heard.
    • When: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 10:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Buying a Home in British Columbia (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Whether you’re saving up your down payment or spending every weekend at multiple viewings, you can empower yourself with what you need to know to have a smooth transaction and avoid common pitfalls.
    • When: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 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: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Disability without Poverty First Monthly Roundup (Webinar)
    by Disability Without Poverty
    • What: Disability Without Poverty is hosting the first of their Monthly RoundUps.  A little more casual than what previous webinars have been, these will be fun, hour long sessions, full of art, music, poetry and updates about the work that is happening. The Monthly RoundUps will be a time to hear stories and ideas from people with disabilities all across the country.
    • When: Thursday, June 10th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

June 14-20, 2021

  • Aging with Rights: Ending Elder Abuse in Canada (Webinar)
    by WEAAD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day), CanAge, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, and Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
    • What: A not-to-be-missed interactive national event for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021. The webinar will bring together a panel of experts, political figures, advocates and concerned people like you to engage in an inspiring discussion about how we, as a country, can fight elder abuse and protect the rights of older people. Make sure you secure your seat quickly, as space is limited.
    • When: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Cost: Free
  • Older Adult Abuse and Neglect Community Safety Series (Webinar)
    by Coquitlam RCMP Community Policing Services
    • What: Older adult abuse and neglect – what it is, how to recognize it, and what to do when you suspect adult abuse and neglect is occurring.
    • When: Tuesday, June 15th, 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: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • City of Surrey Focus On Seniors Series: Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC and the City of Surrey
    • What: Join Seniors First and City of Surrey in honour of World Elder Abuse Day to learn about what elder abuse is, what it looks like, and what we can do to help. Participants will also learn about the services that are available in Surrey to prevent and respond to elder abuse, including information from Seniors First BC, Fraser Health, the BC Association of Community Response Networks (BCCRN), and Seniors Come Share.
    • When: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 11:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free

June 21-30, 2021

  • Home Renos in British Columbia (Webinar)
    by People’s Law School
    • What: Are you planning on a home reno this summer? Maybe you’re in the early stages and want to know if you need a permit. Or maybe you did some work on your deck last summer and now you’ve just been told you should have gotten a permit. Whatever stage you’re at, we’re here to help with what you need to know and how to deal with common challenges.
    • When: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Bullying Between Older Adults in Communal Settings Workshop (Webinar)
    by Seniors First BC
    • What: This workshop addresses the issue of bullying between older adults in communal settings (e.g. seniors’ centres, assisted living housing), types of bullying behaviours and people involved, and strategies to deal with bullying.
    • When: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • Pivoting to Digital: The Music Edition (Webinar)
    by Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)
    • What: What happens when a musician is put on the spot, expected to share a pre-recorded performance as part of an interview, or festival after the fact?  As art has carried us through the pandemic, the presenter’s and public’s relationship with performances has considerably changed due to going virtual, but your rights haven’t. This panel discussion will discuss the musician’s pivot to digital.
    • When: Friday, June 25th, 2021 3:30 PM to 4:30 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.
June 1-6 | June 7-13June 14-20 | June 21-30
Looking for public legal education events? Go back to the beginning.

June 1-6, 2021

  • Confronting Racism in the Criminal Justice System (Webinar)
    by Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC)
    • What: Systemic racism is deeply embedded in civil society and in our governing structures. In this full-day course, CLEBC will walk through where, when and how systemic racism, unconscious and conscious bias, micro-aggressions and white privilege exist at each stage of the criminal justice system – from policing to charge assessment, in the bail process, in trials and at sentencing. We will explore how this impacts decisions and proceedings and the ways we can interrupt negative outcomes.
    • When: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Cost: Free
  • NEVR Conference: Healthy Relationships 2021 (Virtual Conference)
    by Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR)
    • What: NEVR works toward the ultimate goal of eliminating violence in relationships in our community. This conference is an opportunity to learn about the court system and the role of different professionals in the domestic violence justice system, and to participate in designing a court that may work better for survivors of domestic violence. There will be time to listen, reflect and participate in discussions while developing new ideas.
    • When: June 2, 3, and 4, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM each daily
    • Cost: $22.23 provides access to full conference

June 7-13, 2021

  • Uphold Victims’ Rights and Uproot Systemic Racism (Webinar)
    by Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC)
    • What: OFOVC panelists will discuss experiences of oppression, challenge white privilege, and propose solutions and actions to strengthen victims’ rights.
    • When: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 10:00 AM to Noon
    • Cost: Free

June 14-20, 2021

  • YWCA Metro Vancouver Presents: The Future of Feminism (Webinar)
    by YWCA
    • What: The Future of Feminism will explore legacies of the movement – those we should bring forward and those we must leave behind – in order to create a just, equitable and inclusive future. Join YWCA Metro Vancouver for this exclusive, one-hour panel discussion featuring YWCA Canada CEO, Maya Roy and YWCA USA Interim CEO, Elisha Rhodes.
    • When: Thursday, June 17th, 2021 Noon to 1:00 PM
    • Cost: Free

June 21-30, 2021

  • No One Left Behind: Reflections on Human Rights and Civil Liberties During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Livestream)
    by BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA)
    • What: Over the past year, the BCCLA collaborated with or supported the work of various individuals and organizations to ensure no one was left behind in Canada’s public health response. We’ve organized a panel to highlight that work and give the panelists a chance to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on some of the most important human rights and civil liberties issues affecting vulnerable and oppressed people across Canada, particularly Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities. 
    • When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Cost: Free. RSVP by June 20th to receive link.
  • Q&A on the New Provincial Court Family Rules (Webinar)
    by BC Ministry of Attorney General and Courthouse Libraries BC
    • What: Join us for a 1.5-hour webinar exploring questions and concerns you and your clients may have around the implementation of the new BC Provincial Court Family Rules (PCFR). The Rules took effect on May 17, 2021, with significant changes made to processes and forms. This is an introductory-level and practical focused webinar aimed at intermediaries (advocates, librarians, and community workers) and general practitioner lawyers.
    • When: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 12:30 – 2:00 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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Clicklaw Monthly Roundup: April 2021

We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in April 2021.

Solve Problems

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) 

  • How to File a Human Rights Complaint (new)
    In this video, Human Rights Clinic lawyer Laura Track walks you through what you need to know to file a human rights complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)

Legal Aid BC

  • Family Law Illustrated Scenarios (new)
    Short, illustrated scenarios with likeable characters sharing concerns and information about family law issues. These engaging picture stories are designed to capture readers’ own situations and lead them to online (and other) resources. On the Family Law in BC website.

Ministry of Attorney General 

  • Parenting After Separation Course (new)
    In this new site for an existing curriculum, this free course helps parents and guardians make positive choices in caring for their children following separation or divorce. It also provides information about the separation process and how to access help, including mediation from a family justice counsellor.
  • Provincial Court Family Rules (PCFR) Explained (new)
    This document offers a rule-by-rule explanation of the Provincial Court Family Rules, for use by both lawyers and non-lawyers. It is intended to provide information on the new processes but is not intended to be legal advice.

Rise Women’s Legal Centre 

  • Section 211 Toolkit (new)
    This toolkit provides an overview of major issues lawyers may encounter when requesting or responding to psychological reports ordered under s. 211 of the Family Law Act. It was developed primarily for lawyers working with women experiencing family violence, in cases involving parenting disputes.
  • Time Limits in BC Family Law Matters (new)
    If you are involved in a family law matter, you have certain rights under the law. However, to preserve your rights, you must pay attention to certain time limits. This table sets out some deadlines and time limits that may apply to you. You should still speak to a lawyer for legal advice.

BC Society of Transition Houses

  • Technology-Facilitated Violence: Preserving Digital Evidence Toolkit (new)
    This guide helps women and anti-violence workers preserve digital evidence in situations involving technology-facilitated violence against women. It includes the laws and best practices, tech specific guides, courts info, legal options for self-represented litigants, and tech safety resources.
  • Teen Digital Dating Violence Toolkit (new)
    This toolkit provides anti-violence workers and caregivers supporting teens through their experiences of digital dating violence with information, tips, handouts and resources. Includes info to help better understand the legal causes of action related to experiences of teen digital dating violence.

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project

  • Considering Mindfulness (new)
    This primer is for people representing themselves in family or civil court. Includes three “must-do” stress busters for SRLs, the science behind mindfulness, getting started with the practice, and more resources about mindfulness.

Learn & Teach

Justice Education Society (JES)

  • Courts of BC (updated)
    This redesigned website provides educational information and instructional videos about the justice system in British Columbia, which includes the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, and administrative tribunals. The site describes the structure of each court, the tribunals, and the types of cases that are heard in each one.
  • Law Lessons (updated)
    This redesigned website consolidates a number of legal education resources for teachers and students. It provides a single online destination to access a broad range of content including lesson plans, legal education videos, mock trial scripts, and a legal dictionary.

Reform & Research 

Rise Women’s Legal Centre

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