Building blocks for better, more culturally competent legal practice
Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16, 2018
Day 1: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via webinar
Who should attend: Lawyers who work with Indigenous clients
Learning level: All levels
Your fundamental guide to Gladue rights, principles, factors, reports, and submissions
In its 1999 decision Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that judges must consider history, systemic factors, and cultural issues when determining sentencing and bail for Indigenous offenders, in order to address the serious over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system.
Gladue rights apply to all self-identified Indigenous people, and courts can request Gladue reports on an Indigenous offender’s circumstances, the effect of discrimination, and culturally appropriate alternatives to prison. In analysis, Gladue factors include:
- effects of the residential school system
- experience in the child welfare or adoption system
- effects of the dislocation and dispossession of Indigenous Peoples
- family or community history of suicide, substance abuse, and/or victimization
- loss of, or struggle with, cultural/spiritual identity
- level or lack of formal education
- poverty and poor living conditions
- exposure to/membership in Indigenous street gangs
On Day One of this course, you will learn the context and meaning of Gladue reports and how to obtain them. On Day Two, you will learn how to effectively make Gladue submissions that appropriately address Gladue factors, with or without a Gladue report.
Join us and improve your Gladue knowledge and competency today!
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 9 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Rhaea Bailey — Legal Services Society of BC, Vancouver
Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce — Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
Register by Nov 18
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*Lunch is included on Day 1 only.
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