Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators and DR Professionals

Product Type: Course

Courses - In-Person
Start Date & Time
2020-05-28 9:00 AM
End Date & Time
2020-05-29 5:30 PM
CLEBC Boardroom
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Practices to help you effectively identify family violence

Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29, 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm (both days)
CLEBC Boardroom, 500 - 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Who should attend: "Family Law Dispute Resolution Professionals" as defined by the Family Law Act, including: family justice counselors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, and family lawyers

Learning level: All levels

For many, ending an intimate partnership is a time of danger. "Family violence" is defined under the BC Family Law Act ("FLA") to include all elements of physical and emotional violence and abuse. Research shows that family law professionals often fail to ask questions needed to properly assess risk, and may also fail to recommend the most appropriate dispute resolution processes for their clients. This highly interactive two-day workshop is the only in-person, comprehensive family violence training available in BC. Featuring real case studies, personal stories, role-playing, coaching, and review of current literature, research, and statistics, this is a must-attend event for family dispute resolution professionals looking to meet their training requirements under the FLA.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • assess presence of emotional or psychological family violence in addition to physical violence
  • identify any danger present from children, family members, and other individuals in addition to former partners
  • understand complex family violence dynamics including mental illness, stress of separation, and personalities of parties involved
  • assist clients in choosing dispute resolution processes that best keep them and their children safe
  • empower your clients to negotiate effectively

Join us today and improve your family violence awareness.

Mediate BC Roster mediators will receive 20% off the full regular course registration fee. Call Customer Service at 604.893.2121 to register.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 14 hours (including a minimum of 2 hours involving aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care, and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Carol W. Hickman, QC — Virgin Hickman, Vancouver
Arlene H. Henry, QC — Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver

Registration includes a copy of the course materials.

Lunch on your own.


Register by April 30/20
Regular Price
After April 30/20
In-Person $1,139 $1,269

Unable to attend without financial support? Learn about our Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.

CLEBC Programs Production Manager
Mary Kingston


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