Children's Participation in Divorce Processes: The Structured Child Interview Process and Skills (Live course only. Not available as a Live Webinar)
Presented by CLEBC in collaboration with the International Institute for Child Rights & Development
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Who should attend: All lawyers practicing in the area of family law; the course may also be of interest to other stakeholders in the justice system, including the judiciary, family justice counselors, policy makers, mediators, parenting coordinators, collaborative law specialists, supervised access facilitators, and anyone interested in how the justice system can improve its support of children.
Learning level: All levels
Legislation, case law, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child support hearing from children in family justice processes, particularly where a child’s best interests are being determined. Research shows that children of all ages are profoundly impacted by family breakdown and there are ways people within the justice system can improve their practice to support children through this difficult time. The need to find better ways of supporting child participation has been raised in A New Justice System for Families & Children: Report of the Family Justice Reform Working Group to the Justice Review Task Force (BC), released in 2005, and is the subject of the current review of the BC Family Relations Act. This course will provide lawyers and other key family justice stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about options to effectively support and implement child participation in one’s daily practice.
This course will be paired with Hear the Child: Recent Developments in Family Justice" to form Children's Participation in Family Justice Processes 2011. Click here to register for both courses.
Members of the BC Hear the Child Society will receive a $50 discount when they register for both days. Please contact Customer Service for assistance.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.25 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Ronald J. Smith, QC — Smith Peacock, Kelowna
Suzanne Williams — Deputy and Legal Director, International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD), Victoria
EARLY BIRD (Register by October 13, 2011 and SAVE)
Regular: $495 | Student: $285
(Live course only! There is no webinar offered for this day)
After October 13, 2011
Regular: $585 | Student: $325
Registration includes course materials and lunch.
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