Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators and DR Professionals

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Practices to help you effectively identify family violence

Monday and Tuesday, September 20 and 21, 2021
9:00 am - 5:30 pm (both days) via webinar

Please note: This course will not be added to Courses on Demand. Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand.

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 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 and improve your family violence awareness.

Please note: this course is offered remotely through a Zoom platform.  A device equipped with a camera and microphone will be required to participate.

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

Experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19?
You may be eligible for further reductions in our course prices.
Please contact Customer Service for more information.

Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.


Register by Aug. 23/21
Regular Price
After Aug. 23/21
Live Webinar (Sept. 20 & 21) $1,142 $1,269

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

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CLEBC Programs Production Manager
Mary Kingston

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