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October 2022

Strategies, Considerations, and Pitfalls to Avoid in Negotiations and Settlements of Sexual Harassment Claims

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Description Join Clea Parfitt, an experienced human rights and employment law lawyer, as she discusses strategies, considerations, and common pitfalls to avoid in negotiating settlements for clients with sexual harassment claims. She will discuss assessing your client’s claim, approaches to negotiation, and identifying and addressing concerns in settlement agreements and releases, such as non-disclosure agreements. While Clea will highlight particular issues in sexual harassment claims, this session may be of interest to anyone who engages in negotiations and settlements. This…

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Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Overview Like the law, language and styles of writing evolve over time to meet the needs of new generations. One such shift is towards language that reflects a modern understanding of gender and gender identity. Inclusivity can no longer be limited to masculine and feminine but must be extended to include people who identify as non-binary, agender, two spirited, or genderqueer. To meet these needs, the British Columbia Law Institute is creating a guide to ‘Gender Diversity in Legal Writing:…

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November 2022

Regulatory Proceedings and Criminal Offences

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Conceptually, there is a clear distinction between regulatory offences that do not require mens rea and criminal offences that do require mens rea. However, process-wise, this distinction becomes less clear, as there is a wide range of regulatory proceedings that can morph into criminal investigations and, in the end, criminal charges. This course will examine regulatory processes, their operation, and their implications for counsel who must handle proceedings in this dual-function context. The regulated industries covered in this program will…

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Pozner on Cross: Advanced Techniques Using the Chapter Method

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Please note: This course will not be added to Courses on Demand. Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand. Who should attend: All lawyers who want to take their cross-examination skills to the next level by learning from a master of cross-examination! Learning level: Intermediate Mastering the science of cross-examination is essential for the skilled litigator. Veteran trial attorney and author Larry Pozner teaches the key elements of effective cross: how…

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