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Family Law [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 6
 

9:00am PDT

Legal Aid BC family law and child protection: New resources and services
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84574040263
An update from Legal Aid BC on family and child protection services and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Susanna Hughes (she/her)

Susanna Hughes (she/her)

Coordinator, Family Law Services, Legal Aid BC
I am the Coordinator of Family Law Services at Legal Aid BC, and my responsibilities include overseeing and managing LABC's Family Duty Counsel and Family LawLINE services.  Prior to joining LABC in 2015, I was a lawyer in private practice assisting both legal aid and privately-paying... Read More →
avatar for Nate Prosser

Nate Prosser

Project Analyst/Content Developer, Legal Aid BC
Nate Prosser is a Project Analyst/Content Developer at Legal Aid BC. As part of the Digital Delivery team, he works to build engaging digital tools that help people resolve their legal issues and that increase access to justice across the province.
avatar for Harshada Deshpande (she/her)

Harshada Deshpande (she/her)

Staff Lawyer, Parents Legal Centre - Vancouver
Harshada Deshpande is a Staff Lawyer at the Vancouver Parents Legal Centre (PLC). In this role, she works with the PLC team to represent parents in child protection and family law proceedings, with a focus on early and collaborative resolution. Prior to working at the PLC, Harshada... Read More →
avatar for Adam Fraser

Adam Fraser

Publications Development Coordinator, Legal Aid BC
Adam is a Publications Development Coordinator and Program Support at Legal Aid BC. He works with community workers and clients to improve users' experience accessing public legal education information and tools.


Wednesday October 6, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm PDT

Family case law update
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89304495681

An update for family law advocates on significant cases from over the past year that are relevant to their work.  

Speakers
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Agnes Huang

Lawyer, Saltwater Law
Agnes Huang practices family law and acts for parents in child protection cases with Saltwater Law in Vancouver.


Wednesday October 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, October 7
 

1:00pm PDT

Best practices in child protection
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88484818898
Clients, Advocates and Lawyers: A practical guide to working together in child protection matters

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hodgson (she/they)

Stephanie Hodgson (she/they)

Lawyer - Sole Practitioner, Hodgson Law
On Vancouver Island since being called to the BC bar in 2013, I am so very grateful to base my practice on the traditional & unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation since 2020. I am a white settler - my known heritage is Irish and English. My pronouns are she and they, and... Read More →


Thursday October 7, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, October 12
 

1:00pm PDT

Family maintenance enforcement program

Speakers
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Ana Rogic

Senior Enforcement Manager, BCFMA
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Colin Millar

VP, Operations, BCFMA
I have been involved in child and spousal support since 1989. This is important work which presents challenges and opportunities as we see changes in how families interact and support each other. As the BCFMA continues to look for opportunities to better serve our clients I welcome... Read More →


Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Wednesday, October 13
 

9:00am PDT

***UNAVAILABLE -- FULL AS OF SEPT 15*** Helping family clients complete provincial court forms
PRE-READING: Please read the Fact Pattern attached below before the session.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88979597005

In this session, you will have the chance to fill out the new provincial court forms with the support of a lawyer based on a fictional fact pattern. We will meet as a large group for some high level introduction and then break into smaller groups to work on the actual drafting. We will be working from a fictional fact pattern, so please make sure you read it ahead of time. Ideally you could work with two screens so you can have zoom up on one screen and your draft materials on the other. Having two screens is not imperative. At the end of this session, you should feel more confident in assisting clients to draft applications in provincial court.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Goud

Brittany Goud

Staff Lawyer, The Law Centre, University of Victoria
Brittany Goud is presently the Family Law Advocate/Lawyer at The Law Centre. Her teaching and research interests focus on applying anti-oppressive and trauma informed skills to the delivery of legal services. Brittany received her BSW from the University of Regina. She practiced as... Read More →
avatar for Vicky Law (she/her)

Vicky Law (she/her)

Program Lawyer, Rise Women's Legal Centre, Virtual Legal Clinic
Vicky Law is the Program Lawyer at Rise for the Virtual Legal Clinic, a new initiative to provide legal services to women outside the Vancouver Lower Mainland. She finds innovative ways through technology to improve access to justice for women. Vicky has worked in the fields of immigration... Read More →
avatar for Haley Hrymak

Haley Hrymak

Lawyer, Rise Women’s Legal Centre - FASL
Haley Hrymak is Rise’s Research and Community Outreach lawyer. She has also worked with the Department of Justice in developing a family violence screening tool for lawyers. Prior to working with Rise, Haley worked with the federal Crown in Winnipeg and in Vancouver. She is currently... Read More →


Wednesday October 13, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, October 14
 

9:00am PDT

Child support: Helping recipients apply for variations and retroactive support
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82171063912

This session will address the topic of child support. We will define the difference between a variation of child support and an application of retroactive support. We will address how to apply to vary an existing child support order under the Divorce Act or the Family Law Act in BC. We will also cover how to apply for retroactive child support under the Divorce Act and Family Law Act. The presentation will outline relevant legislation and case law to help recipients apply for variations and retroactive child support.

Speakers
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Tanya Thakur

Family Lawyer, Crossroads Law


Thursday October 14, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, October 19
 

1:00pm PDT

Orders to enforce financial disclosure in family matters

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Law (she/her)

Vicky Law (she/her)

Program Lawyer, Rise Women's Legal Centre, Virtual Legal Clinic
Vicky Law is the Program Lawyer at Rise for the Virtual Legal Clinic, a new initiative to provide legal services to women outside the Vancouver Lower Mainland. She finds innovative ways through technology to improve access to justice for women. Vicky has worked in the fields of immigration... Read More →
avatar for Haley Hrymak

Haley Hrymak

Lawyer, Rise Women’s Legal Centre - FASL
Haley Hrymak is Rise’s Research and Community Outreach lawyer. She has also worked with the Department of Justice in developing a family violence screening tool for lawyers. Prior to working with Rise, Haley worked with the federal Crown in Winnipeg and in Vancouver. She is currently... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Wednesday, October 20
 

10:30am PDT

FULL AS OF SEPT 15*** Helping family clients complete provincial court forms
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81107132467

In this session, you will have the chance to fill out the new provincial court forms with the support of a lawyer based on a fictional fact pattern. We will meet as a large group for some high level introduction and then break into smaller groups to work on the actual drafting. We will be working from a fictional fact pattern, so please make sure you read it ahead of time. Ideally you could work with two screens so you can have zoom up on one screen and your draft materials on the other. Having two screens is not imperative. At the end of this session, you should feel more confident in assisting clients to draft applications in provincial court.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Goud

Brittany Goud

Staff Lawyer, The Law Centre, University of Victoria
Brittany Goud is presently the Family Law Advocate/Lawyer at The Law Centre. Her teaching and research interests focus on applying anti-oppressive and trauma informed skills to the delivery of legal services. Brittany received her BSW from the University of Regina. She practiced as... Read More →
avatar for Vicky Law (she/her)

Vicky Law (she/her)

Program Lawyer, Rise Women's Legal Centre, Virtual Legal Clinic
Vicky Law is the Program Lawyer at Rise for the Virtual Legal Clinic, a new initiative to provide legal services to women outside the Vancouver Lower Mainland. She finds innovative ways through technology to improve access to justice for women. Vicky has worked in the fields of immigration... Read More →
avatar for Haley Hrymak

Haley Hrymak

Lawyer, Rise Women’s Legal Centre - FASL
Haley Hrymak is Rise’s Research and Community Outreach lawyer. She has also worked with the Department of Justice in developing a family violence screening tool for lawyers. Prior to working with Rise, Haley worked with the federal Crown in Winnipeg and in Vancouver. She is currently... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Orders for preserving property in family law cases

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Grayer

Patrick Grayer

Lawyer, Grayer Law Office
Patrick a sole practitioner family lawyer and accredited family law mediator with an office on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, the neighbourhood where he grew up and raised his two now adult children.  Law is a second or third career and he comes from a back ground in social services... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, October 21
 

9:00am PDT

Helping clients work effectively with a legal aid lawyer
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81163636949

This presentation is going to use a foundation of how to help clients understand the legal system, some of the ways that advocates are uniquely situated to provide support through the process, and some strategies for working alongside clients who have Legal Aid lawyers. 

Speakers
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Andrea Bryson (she/her)

Case Manager, Rise Women's Legal Centre
Andrea (she/her) was born and raised in the territory of the disputed Treaty 7 Lands of the Ktunaxa, Niitsitapi, Tsuu T’ina and Sarcee Nations before moving to the Lower Mainland, where she is grateful to reside as an uninvited guest on the lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, October 26
 

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Family Law, Mediation and Arbitration in Family Law Matters
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84748664021

Collaborative Family Law, Mediation and Arbitration in Family Law Matters
What is collaborative family law, mediation and arbitration?  How can each process be utilized to assist clients going through a separation, reduce conflict and help parties find solutions?  

This presentation will explore the basis of collaborative family law, mediation and arbitration.  We will discuss how each can be useful as a dispute resolution tool, and when each process is most appropriate.

We will also explore ways to support clients in preparation of and during these processes.  

Speakers
avatar for Karen Tse (she/her)

Karen Tse (she/her)

Partner, Family Lawyer & Family Law Mediator, Rockies Law Corporation
Karen Tse, J.D., Family Law Mediator, Family Lawyer and Partner at Rockies Law Corporation.Karen practices family law and assists her clients by negotiating disputes, drafting cohabitation and separation agreements, and conducting applications and trials. She works with her clients... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Wednesday, October 27
 

1:00pm PDT

How to help family law clients read a financial statement and business statements: focus points and red flags

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Law (she/her)

Vicky Law (she/her)

Program Lawyer, Rise Women's Legal Centre, Virtual Legal Clinic
Vicky Law is the Program Lawyer at Rise for the Virtual Legal Clinic, a new initiative to provide legal services to women outside the Vancouver Lower Mainland. She finds innovative ways through technology to improve access to justice for women. Vicky has worked in the fields of immigration... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, October 28
 

1:30pm PDT

Vaccination law -- Issues in Family Law Cases

Speakers
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Chandan Sabharwal

Lawyer, Sabharwal Law Group


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Zoom Meeting