When the Home is Not a Haven: Protecting the Child (Family Law Seminar)
Chaired by Janneke Lewis & Kisa MacDonald

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 21 April 2017, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Waterfront Ballroom.

Credits:
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2017, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

Program:
9:00 am Opening Statements    
Janneke Lewis, North Shore Law LLP, North Vancouver
Kisa J. MacDonald, Kisa J. MacDonald, Vancouver

9:05 – 10:30 Dangerous Disconnects:   Multiple Court Proceedings in Family Violence Cases (Family, Criminal & Child Protection)
The Hon Donna Martinson, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Dr. Margaret Jackson, Simon Fraser University School of Criminology, Burnaby
Katherine LeReverend, Ministry of Justice, Victoria

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time    

11:00 – 11:45 Criminal Aspects of Physical & Sexual Child Abuse (Defence and Prosecution)
Gail P. Barnes, Gail P. Barnes (Criminal Law), Vancouver

11:45 – 12:30 Parens Patriae & Interlocutory Relief Under the Family Law Act
Wesley C. Shields, FH&P Lawyers, Kelowna

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Included in Registration

1:30 – 2:15 Child Protection: Parent's Counsel Perspective Where There is Family Violence
Robert Evans, RWE Law, Vancouver

2:15 – 3:00 Dealing With Child Sexual Abuse in a Family Case    
Jack Hittrich, Hittrich Law, Surrey
Dr. Hugues Herve, PHD, The Forensic Alliance, Vancouver

3:00 – 3:30 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

3:30 – 4:15 Allegations of Violence with Aboriginal Clients:In Proceedings Involving the Family Law Act, the CFCSA and the Criminal Code
Kelly Russ, Kelly H. Russ Law Corp., West Vancouver

4:15 – 4:55 The Rights of the Child     
Suzanne Williams, Brown Henderson Melbye, Victoria

4:55 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception

Pricing:
Register by 31 March 2017 and save 10%

TLABC Regular Member

  • 5 years call or less $324
  • 6 - 9 years call $374
  • 10 years call or more $424
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2 price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $224

Non-Member

  • 5 years call or less $424
  • 6 - 9 years call $474
  • 10 years call or more $524
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $324
  • Law Student (TLABC Member or Non-Member) $124

Hotel Info:

The Fairmont Waterfront will offer a discounted group rate of $269.00 per night, plus taxes for April 20 & 21. To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and request the Trial Lawyers Association of BC Rate

Alternatively, TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Click here to see rates.