Gladue in Practice 2024

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Gladue reports: How to obtain one, how they work, and how they succeed

Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, 2024
9:00 am – 4:15 pm (both days)
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
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Who should attend: Defence and Crown counsel, members of the judiciary, police and law enforcement, corrections and parole decision-makers, Gladue report writers, and all lawyers and others who work with Indigenous clients and communities

Learning level: All levels

Presented in collaboration with the BC First Nations Justice Council

CLEBC and BCFNJC are proud to host Gladue in Practicea course designed as a practical guide to every stage of the Gladue report lifecycle. 

At this practical session presented in collaboration with the BC First Nations Justice Council, we will examine current best practices for report writing on a provincial and national level and welcome collaboration on future endeavours for enhancing the effectiveness of Gladue in practice.

As our featured speakers, we are proud to have with us The Honourable Chief Justice Leonard S. Marchand, The Honourable Attorney General Niki Sharma, and The Honourable Judge Alexander Wolf.

How to Obtain a Gladue Report: We will address the foundational elements of the early Gladue process. This explores what the BC First Nations Justice Council requires to initiate a report request, who is eligible to make such requests, where to go to request one, how to use GIMS, and what to expect after a request is placed.

How a Gladue Report Works: This phase includes initial research and crucial information gathering. We will discuss the role of the Gladue report writer in delivering unbiased information to aid the court in understanding the role of a report and the impact of colonial interference on an individual. We will explore community-led options for addressing recidivism, including Indigenous and restorative justice programs.

How a Gladue Report Succeeds (and What's Next?): Finally, we will cover the ultimate goals we strive to achieve through our efforts and what a successful report outcome looks like. We will examine First Nations, Métis, and Inuit laws and legal traditions, increasing our knowledge base, and our ongoing efforts in providing communities with self-determination. Surveys will be used to measure qualitative and quantitative increases in knowledge justice system professionals hold about the root causes of Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 12 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Kory Wilson (Puglid) — Chair, BC First Nations Justice Council, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam territory, Vancouver
Amanda Carling — CEO, BC First Nations Justice Council, Sylix Okanagan Nation territory, Kelowna
Amandeep K. Sehmbi — Provincial Director of Gladue Services Department, BC First Nations Justice Council, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Musqueam territory, Vancouver

Live Course and Webinar $0

We are pleased to offer this course free of charge (limited seats for in-person registrations).

Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

Are you a member of the Indigenous legal community (lawyer/Articled Student/legal support staff/paralegal) or a non-lawyer Indigenous community member?
We value your contributions and encourage your participation in all of our programs. To increase accessibility, we offer a 50% discount* to all Indigenous lawyers/Articled Students/legal support staff/paralegals and a limited number of free online registrations to non-lawyer Indigenous community members (*discount applies to Regular prices, not Early Bird prices). Please contact Customer Service to find out more.

Did you know? CLEBC provides a number of resources to educate the legal profession on Truth and Reconciliation. You can access these via our web portal here. We also regularly post to our TRC27 blog, which you can view here.

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials and lunch for
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CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Teresa Sheward

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