Indigenous Legal Orders and the Common Law

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Thursday & Friday, November 15 & 16, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 4:15 pm BOTH DAYS
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

Who should attend: All who focus on Aboriginal law issues, including lawyers in private practice, industry, and government; First Nations leaders, employees of First Nations or First Nations organizations, in-house counsel, and law students.

Learning level: All levels

Weaving the "Golden Thread of Continuity" into the legal landscape
This historic conference will be of interest to anyone involved in issues respecting Aboriginal people, and to everyone interested in building partnership in society. Featured keynote speakers will include: The Right Honourable Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, PC, The Honourable Chief Justice Lance Finch of the Court of Appeal for BC, The Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of BC, Professor John Borrows, and Robina Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Minnesota.

As a participant, you will learn from scholars of Indigenous law about the inherent principles and concepts underlying Indigenous legal orders. You will hear of existing applications of Indigenous law and join in exploration of what it means to establish a more pluralistic approach to legal problem-solving in Canada. You are invited to join this conversation, both theoretical and practical, about how Indigenous legal traditions and the Common Law might co-exist. Developing the idea of “the golden thread of continuity of the common law” offers both hope and a pathway to a future of peaceful and respectful co-existence. How can we, as practitioners and as a society, make space within the legal landscape for Indigenous legal orders?



Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 14.5 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
M. Louise Mandell, QC, LLD (hon) — Mandell Pinder LLP, Vancouver
Ardith A. (Walpetko We'dalx) Walkem — Walkem & Associates, Chilliwack

Planning Committee
Sally S. Campbell — S. Campbell Mediation Services, Hornby Island
M. Louise Mandell, QC, LLD (hon) — Mandell Pinder LLP, Vancouver
Ardith A. (Walpetko We'dalx) Walkem — Walkem & Associates, Chilliwack 

Featured Speakers 
The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. — Chief Justice of Canada, Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa
The Honourable Chief Justice Lance S. G. Finch — Court of Appeal for British Columbia, Vancouver
The Honourable Steven Point — Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Victoria
Dr. John Borrows — Robina Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis

EARLY BIRD (Register by October 18, 2012 and SAVE)
Regular/Live Webinar: $1,060 | Student: $585 (live course only)

After October 18, 2012
Regular/Live Webinar: $1,160 | Student: $660 (live course only)

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Registration includes course materials, lunch on both days, and dinner with entertainment on Day 1 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm). The dinner portion of the agenda - i.e. everything after 4:15 pm - will not be available online. Note: You will continue to receive a print copy of the materials at the course. In addition, you will receive an email with a link to the online version of the materials approximately one day before the course.

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Teresa Sheward

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