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Prosecution and Defence of Sexual Offences 2023 – Continuing Legal Education Society of BC

June 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Are you prepared for the array of new challenges presented by sexual assault files?

Monday, June 5, 2023
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
via webinar only

Summer Series 2023
Friday, July 21, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
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.

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Who should attend: This course will be of interest to all counsel who handle sexual offences, both Crown counsel and defence counsel, as well as law enforcement officers. This course will also be of interest to counsel who handle civil sexual violence actions.

Learning level: All levels

Sexual assault presents unique challenges for both defence and prosecution. As the law evolves to reflect new understanding of the experiences of different complainants, practitioners must carefully balance the rights and defences of the accused with accommodations for complainants.

This crucial one-day course will explore the complex law related to sexual assault prosecutions, including issues related to the examination of witnesses, third-party records, witness accommodation, and sentencing.

Criminal lawyers, both Crown and defence at all levels of experience, along with law enforcement officers, are encouraged to attend this extensive and important course.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management). Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast will either meet or exceed the CPD hours of the original live webinar course.

Course Chairs
Mila Shah — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General, Vancouver
Kevin B. Westell — Pender Litigation, Vancouver

Register by May 8/23
Regular Price
After May 8/23
Live Webinar $492   $443 $549   $492
Live Webinar Articled Student $274.50   $246 $274.50   $246
Summer Series 2023 EARLY BIRD 
Register by June 19/23
Regular Price
After June 19/23
Rebroadcast $446 $495
Rebroadcast Articled Student $247.50 $247.50
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

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Raymond Lee