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Cultural Competency for Lawyers

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Building blocks for better, more culturally competent legal practice

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Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, 2019 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Original Course Date: September 17 and 18, 2018)

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: 12 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, University of BC, Vancouver
Lee Schmidt — Associate Director, Indigenous Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of BC, Vancouver

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.

Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast may differ from the CPD hours of the original, live program.

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Start Date & Time 2019-03-04 9:00 AM
End Date & Time 2019-03-05 4:00 PM
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