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Cultural Competency for Lawyers

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Building blocks for better, more culturally competent legal practice

Monday and Tuesday, September 17 and 18, 2018

9:00 am – 4:30 pm (both days)
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via webinar

Who should attend: All lawyers and others working in the legal system.

Learning level: All levels

Cultural competency is a critical part of overall competency as a lawyer, and cultural competency includes understanding the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

The Indian Residential School (IRS) survivors’ class action settlement against Canadian governments and churches included the establishment of the TRC.

The Calls to Action in the TRC’s report focus on addressing the ongoing societal impacts of the IRS such as overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples in the child welfare and criminal law systems, high levels of violence against and amid Indigenous peoples, and violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people.

The TRC observed that the legal system played, and continues to play, a very important role in the inequality of Indigenous Peoples within Canadian society. The TRC also recognized that in order to move from conflict to collaboration, the legal profession must consider how it contextualizes legal advice in the spirit of reconciliation.

The TRC’s Call to Action #27 calls upon lawyers to receive appropriate cultural competency training, which includes the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. In response to this call, this course will provide you with skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

Join us and start your path to cultural competency today!

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 13 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Patricia M. Barkaskas — Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic & Instructor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, Vancouver
Lee Schmidt — Associate Director, Indigenous Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, Vancouver

Pricing 
EARLY BIRD 
Register by Sep 20
Regular Price
After Sep 20
Webinar  $889 $989
Webinar Articled Student $439 $489
In Person* $1,129 $1,239
In Person
Articled Student*
$629 $689
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.
*Lunch is included for both days.

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Gather around one computer and SAVE on Webinar/Rebroadcast costs. Pay full price for the first registration and have each additional viewer join you for only $319. If you are taking advantage of plus-one pricing and your group webinar includes at least one lawyer, the first registration must be at the lawyer rate. Contact Customer Service for more info.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Teresa Sheward
tsheward@cle.b.ca
*non-practicing



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Start Date & Time 2018-09-17 9:00 AM
End Date & Time 2018-09-18 4:30 PM
Location Pan Pacific Hotel
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