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Indigenous Legal Orders Conference 2024

June 14

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
via webinar

On the rebroadcast date, you will have until midnight of that rebroadcast date to access the course. Please note that technical support will be available during regular CLEBC business hours.

Summer Series 2024
Friday, July 19, 2024
Friday, July 26, 2024

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Who should attend: All who focus on Indigenous legal issues, including the judiciary, lawyers in private practice, industry, and government; Indigenous leaders, employees of First Nations or First Nations organizations, in-house counsel, law students, and Indigenous community members

Learning level: All levels

This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in legal issues respecting Indigenous peoples and to everyone interested in building constructive partnerships in Canada.

You will learn from scholars and practitioners of Indigenous law about the legal principles and concepts underlying Indigenous legal orders, as well as about the importance of Indigenous legal processes and institutions.

You are invited to join this conversation about how Indigenous legal traditions and the common law might productively co-exist. You will hear of existing applications of Indigenous law and what it means to establish a pluralistic approach to legal problem-solving in Canada.

The conference is unique because it does not discuss Aboriginal law (Canadian laws and policy about Indigenous peoples or the relationship with Indigenous peoples), but rather Indigenous legal traditions in and of themselves. This discussion is intended to be broad-based and stretch across different legal fields, including health, criminal justice, child welfare, environmental law, and land-based planning, as well as hybrid solutions where attempts are being made to “indigenize” current legal processes.

You will learn about:

  • existing applications of Indigenous laws
  • legal principles and concepts underlying Indigenous legal orders
  • establishing a pluralistic approach to legal problem-solving
  • how Indigenous legal traditions and the common law might productively co-exist
  • the importance of Indigenous legal processes and institutions
  • what it means to live and work in a multi-juridical system
  • how to think about, work with, and implement Indigenous laws

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Dr. Sarah Morales (Su-taxwiye) — Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Victoria
Leah Sisi-ya-ama George-Wilson — Miller Titerle + Co., Vancouver

*Please note: The in-person session is dependent on a minimum number of registrants and may not be confirmed until 4 weeks before the course date.

Are you a member of the Indigenous legal community (lawyer/Articled Student/legal support staff/paralegal) or a non-lawyer Indigenous community member?
We value your contributions and encourage your participation in all of our programs. To increase accessibility, we offer a 50% discount* to all Indigenous lawyers/Articled Students/legal support staff/paralegals and a limited number of free online registrations to non-lawyer Indigenous community members (*discount applies to Regular prices, not Early Bird prices). Please contact Customer Service to find out more.

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials and lunch for
in-person registration.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Teresa Sheward