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Access to Justice for Children

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Access to Justice for Children: Equipping Adults to Support Children and Youth in Justice Processes

Monday and Tuesday, October 21 and 22, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (both days)
Vancouver location TBA
or attend via webinar

Who should attend: Lawyers in all practice areas, judges, family justice counselors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, law students, and everyone whose work impacts children.

Learning level: All levels

Does your work involve children in justice processes such as mediation, arbitration, or court? If yes, this course is for you.

The course is designed to equip professionals with fundamental knowledge and skills to uphold the rights and well-being of children in justice processes, regardless of legal domain. It will also assist professionals to qualify for various Rosters operating in BC to help children, and their access to justice. 

Day One provides participants with a knowledge base to identify and adapt practices depending on a child’s unique context, including culture, child and brain development, and rights such as best interests of the child. 

Day Two provides skills training to participants on listening to children, supporting their meaningful participation in decisions that affect them, as well as roster requirements specific to at least one of these organizations: The Hear the Child Society, the Child and Youth Legal Centre, the Legal Services Society’s Independent Legal Advice for Children program contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and Mediate BC. All of these organizations, as well as the Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference, and the CBABC Children’s Law Section, share an interest in maintaining rosters of professionals who are well versed in child rights and expertise specific to working with children and youth and are participating in the program’s planning. 

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 12 hours - 6.75 hours for each day (for Rebroadcasts: a minimum of 2.25 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care, and relations, and/or practice management).
Please note that the CPD hours of the rebroadcast may differ from the CPD hours of the original, live program.

ADR Professionals Annual Maintenance CPD: 6 hours of content applicable for mediators, parenting coordinators, and arbitrators.

BC Hear the Child Interviewer Roster: 5 hours of content applicable to CPD towards the 17 hours of additional training required for admission to the BC Hear the Child Interviewer Roster.

Social Workers: Meets the requirements for CPD for Social Workers.

Course Chairs
Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
The Honourable Donna J. Martinson, QC Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Suzanne S. Williams Brown Henderson Melbye; International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), Victoria



Register by September 23/19
Regular Price
After September 23/19
Webinar (Day One only) $889 $989
Webinar Articled Student
(Day One only)
N/A $494.50
In-Person* $1,129 $1,239
In-Person Articled Student* N/A $689.50
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.
*Lunch is included both days.

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Gather your colleagues around a computer to save on Webinars and Rebroadcasts. Groups pay full price for the main registrant plus $179 ($319 for two-day courses) for each additional viewer. If your group includes a student, the first registration must be at the full rate if a lawyer is participating. Contact Customer Service for more information.

CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Teresa Sheward

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