A Rock & A Hard Place: Complex Issues in Family Law Practice
Chaired by Magal Huberman & Zara Suleman

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 22 April 2016
Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver

LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2016, including one embedded hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

9:00 am – 9:05 Opening Remarks
Magal Huberman, Pietrow Law Group, Vancouver
Zara Suleman, Suleman Family Law Corporation, North Vancouver

9:05 am – 10:55 Family Violence and Protection Orders: A Multidisciplinary Review  
Debra Granger, Crown Law Division, Vancouver
Gillian Parson, Crown Law Division, Vancouver
Megan R. Ellis QC, Megan Ellis and Company, Vancouver
Vandana Sood, Sood & Company Law Office, Vancouver
The Hon Judge Patricia Bond, Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
Professor Emerita Margaret Jackson, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
Corporal Deanna Draffin, "E" Division Domestic Violence Interagency Case Assessment Team Coordinator, Vancouver
Rosanne M. Sinclair, Crown Counsel, Domestic Violence Team at Vancouver Provincial Court

10:55 – 11:15 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

11:15 – 11:50 Expanding the Litigator’s Toolbox: How Community Services and Resources Can Help You and Your Clients
Salima Samnani, Jane Doe Legal Advice Clinic & Salima Samnani Law Corporation, Vancouver
Nicky Dunlop, PovNet, Vancouver
Vicky Law, Battered Women’s Support Services, Vancouver
Audrey Jun, LL.B., Clicklaw Program Coordinator, Courthouse Libraries BC, Vancouver

11:50 – 12:25 Counselling and Collaborative Tools in Litigation
Dr. Susan Gamache, Marriage and Family Therapist, Vancouver
Catherine M. Brink, Harbour Family Law, Vancouver

12:25 – 1:45 Lunch (Included in registration fee)

1:05 – 1:35 Lunch Time Keynote: 
Jack Hittrich, Hittrich Law, Surrey

1:45 – 3:15 The Past, Present and Future of Alienation Allegations: A Deeper Look Down the Rabbit Hole
John-Paul Boyd, Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, Calgary AB

3:15 – 3:35 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

3:35 – 4:10 Getting Your Evidence In  Court and Keeping Your Client Out Of Trouble: Criminal Law and Evidentiary Issues for Family Law Practitioners 
Kirsten J. Madsen, Park Place Law, Nanaimo
Kasandra Cronin, LaLiberté Cronin & Company, Vancouver

4:10 – 4:50 Interjurisdictional Issues in Child Custody 
Penelope J. Lipsack, Ministry of Justice - Legal Services, Victoria
William R. Storey, The Kitsilano Family Law Group, Vancouver

4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:00 President’s Reception

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Hotel Info:
The Pan Pacific will offer a discounted group rate of $259 per night (city view) plus taxes for April 21 & 22, based on availability. Please call the Pan Pacific Vancouver and ask for the reservations department at 604 662-8111 to book. 

Alternatively, TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Visit www.tlabc.org for more information, or call us at 604 682-5343.