January 2020 Events

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Educating & Helping the Public

Free or low cost events for the general public to understand and use the law. Online via webinars, or in person (mostly in Metro Vancouver). Follow the links to see cost & registration info.

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  • Family Law
    • When: Monday, January 6, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Where: Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Branch
  • Wills and Estates
    • When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Where: Vancouver Public Library – Kerrisdale Branch
  • Immigration Law
    • When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Where: Vancouver Public Library – South Hill Branch
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Learning & Community Building

Free or low cost professional development events for intermediaries. Also, events in your community by organizations who help British Columbians in their interactions with the legal system.

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  • Tools for Managing Stress & Burnout
    This free webinar is well suited for people with little or no familiarity with mindfulness. It is ideal for folks who are curious or skeptical about how mindfulness can support stress reduction and well-being. It is intended to be targeted at school staff, service providers and others providing caregiving in the community. Ages 16+ are welcome.
    • When: Wed, 22 January 2020,12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Where: webinar
    • Cost/registration: free, register online
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  • Know Your Rights: Solidarity Fundraiser for Wet’suwet’en
    The legal community in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories is coming together in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation by holding a “Know Your Rights” workshop to raise funds for the Unist’ot’en legal defence fund.
    • When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7pm – 9pm
    • Where: Massy Books – 229 Georgia Street, Vancouver
    • Cost/registration: Donations sliding scale $20-$50. Free for Indigenous folks and low-income folks.
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December 2019 Events (BC-Wide, Online)

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Amici Curiae (Friends of Court)

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Professional development sessions for Amici Curiae friends, volunteers, and institutional partners:

  • AC LEXtures: Vicarious Trauma Self-Assessment (ACL TIP 104)
    • This workshop will cover: what a self-assessment tool is, why you need it, and how to create one, how to identify your personal triggers, and strategies for integrating vicarious trauma awareness into the workplace.
    • Tuesday, December 10 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
    • Vancouver – 260-800 Hornby St. (Justice Education Society)
    • Registration is required. This event is free for volunteers, social justice friends are asked to consider a minimum $25 donation.


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  • WorkSafeBC: Keeping Safe at Work (Farsi)
    • This free workshop in Farsi will cover safety regulations at the workplace in BC, workplace injuries and making a WorkSafeBC Claim.
    • Tuesday, December 10 (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
    • Vancouver – 2610 Victoria Drive (ISS of BC, room 201)
    • Registration is required. To register email: samira.sarmast@issbc.org or call 604-684-7498 ext. 1672.

Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society (PLEO)

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  • Recordkeeping & Privacy for Non Profits
    • Are you aware that members of your Society now have a right to access the Official records of the Society? Do your members know that their contact information can be shared with other members? If this is news to you then this workshop is for you. When was the last time you looked at your privacy policy? Learn what to look for and how to keep your organization PIPA and CASL compliant.
    • Wednesday, December 11 (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
    • Vancouver – 100 – 938 Howe Street (Alliance for Arts and Culture)
    • Cost: $50, City of Vancouver Bursaries available
  • Everything a Society needs to know about the CRT
    • Under the New Societies Act, all society act and cooperative associations act disputes will be going to the Civil Resolution Tribunal. This workshop will help societies be prepared for this major change. The CRT has jurisdiction to resolve many Society and Co-operative disputes. Come learn about the steps involved with the CRT and what you can do to prepare your society.
    • Wednesday, December 11 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
    • Vancouver – 100 – 938 Howe Street (Alliance for Arts and Culture)
    • Cost: $50, City of Vancouver Bursaries available

Plan Institute

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For individuals with a disability and their families, friends, caregivers, and support workers:

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop
    • In this workshop, estate-planning attorney Halldor Bjarnason & Ken Kramer explain how to arrange your estate, prepare a will, and the various ins and outs of setting up a trust specifically for your relative or loved-one with a disability.
    • Thursday, December 12 (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)
    • Vancouver – 312 Main Street (Plan Institute Office)
    • Cost: 1 seat $65/2 seats $90

BC Employment Standards Branch

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  • The ABC’s of the ESA (Employment Standards Act)
    • This free seminar covers the basics of employment standards and the Employment Standards Act. Topics include: basic definitions, regular wages, hours of work, statutory holiday pay, deductions and annual vacation.
    • Tuesday, December 17 (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
    • Teleconference (access by telephone)
    • Registration is required. To register email ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca with the following information:
      • Your name and email address.
      • The seminar topic and date would you like to attend.
      • Questions you’d like answered during the session.

Free classes on the legal issues that affect daily life for the public, led by lawyers, notaries and other experts:

  • Employment Law
    • This free workshop will discuss the legal issues that may affect you in the workplace. David Turner, a civil litigation lawyer, will explain the essentials of the Employment Standards Act, the law that sets out minimum standards that every employer and employee must follow.
    • Tuesday, December 17 (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
    • Vancouver – VPL South Hill Branch

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