Your Clients’ Mental Health: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know
Chaired by: Daniel Corrin & Meghan Selinger
Date, Time & Location:
Friday 3 November, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Waterfront Ballroom.
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2017, 5 hours of which qualify for professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
9:00 – 9:05 Opening statements
Daniel Corrin, Brain Injury Law, Vancouver
Meghan Selinger, Hamilton Fabbro, Vancouver
9:05 – 10:30 Mental Health Awareness: Recognizing the Signs with your Clients and Colleagues
Carla Abichahine, CDA Training and Development, Mental Health First Aid Certified Instructor
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break – networking and exhibitor time
10:50 – 11:20 Managing Mental Health Issues in our Adversarial System
Faith Hayman, Trial and Appellate Lawyer, Vancouver
11:20 – 11:50 When Your Client Presents with Anxiety Disorder… How Do You Proceed?
Dr Shaila Misri MBBS , FRCP C, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology (UBC), Founding Director/ Former Medical Director of the Reproductive Mental Health Program B.C. Women’s Hospital, Director of CME and Research at the Reproductive Mental Health Program, B.C. Women’s Hospital
11:50 – 12:10 Real Suicide Squad: Clients on the Edge
Dr. Tigerson Young, Chuck Jung and Associates, Vancouver
12:10 – 12:40 Understanding Cultural Issues that Affect Mental Health and Crisis Coping Among Immigrant Populations
Dr. Johnson Ma, Chuck Jung and Associates
12:40 – 1:40 Lunch (included in registration fee)
1:40 – 2:40 The ABCs of Personality Disorders: Recognizing the Traits and Tendencies of Personality Disorders
Dr. Michael Sheppard, DBT Centre of Vancouver, Vancouver
2:40 – 3:10 Creating a Legal Profession Which Is Healthy and Fulfilling
Derek LaCroix QC, Lawyers Assistance Program, Vancouver
3:10 – 3:30 Coffee break – networking and exhibitor time
3:30 – 4:00 A Brief History of Opioids: Current Issues and Controversies
Dr. ShaoHua Lu, MD FRCPC Addiction and Forensic Psychiatrist; MD FRCPC Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Services Vancouver General Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry; UBC, Vancouver
4:00 – 4:40 Modern Stress and Mental Health: 4 Key Factors Supporting Youth Well-Being, A Legal Perspective
Dr. Douglas Cohen, Dr. Douglas Cohen Psychological Assessments Inc., Vancouver
4:40 – 5:00 Getting Reasonable Instructions from Clients under Stress: Perspectives from a Neutral
Neil Hain, The Law Society of BC & Solvit Dispute Resolution, Vancouver
Lainie Shore, The Law Society of BC, Vancouver
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception 
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Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront will offer a discounted group rate of $259 per night, plus taxes for November 2 and 3. To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and request the Trial Lawyers Association of BC rate, or click here to book online