- February 3-16 (Various Times): BCCLA has several events going on this month:
February 3-5 (Various Times) In the wake of tragedy: acting together against Islamophobia includes Vancouver and Victoria in a list of more than 30 communities taking part in vigils to mourn the loss of life that resulted from this act of terrorism.
Wednesday, February 8 (5:00-7:00pm) 2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria: Victoria meet-up at the Penny Farthing – Come meet Micheal and Paul, discuss current civil liberties and human rights issues, and find out if you might like to get more involved! RSVP so we know how many snacks to order.
Thursday, February 16 (7:00-8:30pm) Alice McKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library – 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver: Panel – Protecting the Right to Protest: Free Speech versus Corporate Power – The aim of this roundtable discussion is to explore how we can mobilize the media to, among other issues, educate the public for the need to reform the courts to regain citizen rights to free speech and the right to dissent.
- Monday, February 6 (7:00-9:00pm): Access Pro Bono and MOSAIC present Free Legal Clinic for Low-Income Temporary Foreign Workers, at 5902 Kingsway in Burnaby.
Pro Bono lawyers provide a 30-minute free legal consultation on issues related to TFWs on Immigration, Employment, Human Rights & Privacy, Admin-General and Civil Procedure. This service is for low-income migrant workers including: Low-Skilled Workers, Persons under the Live-in Caregiver Program, Agricultural Workers, etc. All clients should book an appointment at least a week before the target Clinic date. Book an appointment with the organizer.
- February 6-16 (Various Dates): People’s Law School presents the following events in Burnaby and Vancouver:
Monday, February 6 (7:00-8:30pm) Burnaby Public Library – 6100 Willingdon Avenue: Family Law – Child Access and Custody – Contact 604-436-5400 to register.
Wednesday, February 8 (7:00-8:30pm) Burnaby Public Library – 7311 Kingsway: Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements – Contact 604-683-4574 to register.
- Tuesday, February 7 (10:00-12:00pm) BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is holding a workshop at 13455 – 76 Avenue, Surrey: Government Benefits for Older Adults Workshop – Contact 604-507-6060 to register.
- Wednesday, February 8 (6:30-8:30pm): Disability Alliance BC promotes a free online webinar from lawyer Ken Kramer, Q.C. on Disability & Estate Planning – Topics: Preparing a Will, Trust planning for persons with disability, Disability and Estate planning
- Tuesday, February 14 (10:30am-onwards): Battered Women Support Services is helping promote the 27th Annual Women’s Memorial March at the Carnegie Community Centre Theatre in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. This event is organized by the February 14th Women’s Memorial March committee. Attend and spread the word.
- February 14-17 (Various Dates): Mediate BC presents the following events in Vancouver:
Tuesday, February 14 (12:00-1:00pm) #150, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver: Games and Other Tools for Intergenerational Conflict Prevention – Register Online. (Part of Mediate BC’s Learn@Lunch Series with People’s Law School)
Wednesday, February 15 (1:30-3:00pm) Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay Street, Vancouver: Elder Mediation: Maintain Your Voice and Your Choice – Contact 604-669-5051 to register.
Friday, February 17 (1:00-3:00pm) South Granville Seniors Centre, 1420 West 12th Ave, Vancouver: Collaborative Gaming for Seniors and Families – Drop-in.
- Wednesday, February 15 (11:30-2:30pm): Pivot Legal Society presents A Forum on Red Zones: Bail and Sentencing Conditions & Marginalized People in Vancouver at the Japanese Language School Auditorium, 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver in the DTES.
Speakers will present and comment on findings from a study conducted in Vancouver on area restrictions and other conditions and lead a discussion with participants. Free lunch will be served.
- Friday, February 17 (9:30-12pm): Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society (PLEO) presents The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know, at 100-938 Howe Street in Vancouver.
The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, officially proclaimed important changes on November 28, 2016. There will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed.
Register Online. Tickets are $50.
- Monday, February 20 (6:00-8:00pm): National Self-Represented-Litigants Support Network meets in Vancouver. The group offers free support for individuals going through the difficult experience of representing themselves in family or civil court. Held at the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre at 2772 East Broadway, Vancouver. Free Parking available. RSVP to NSSN.firstname.lastname@example.org.