The Family Law Act: Everything You Always Wanted To Know

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Summer Series (Rebroadcasts)
Monday & Tuesday, July 29 & 30, 2013; Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm BOTH DAYS

Online Rebroadcast:
"Last Kick at the Can": Wednesday & Thursday, December 11 & 12, 2013; Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm BOTH DAYS

Original course dates: Thursday & Friday, January 31 & February 1, 2013—Vancouver; Thursday & Friday, February 7 & 8, 2013—Victoria; AND Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22, 2013—Kelowna

Who should attend: Lawyers, paralegals, legal support staff, notaries public, and all others who work in the area of family law.

Learning level: All levels

Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
The Family Law Act comes into force on March 18, 2013. This intensive two-day course offers a detailed review of the major changes in the new legislation from a practical how-to perspective. Subjects that will be addressed in detail include the new provisions for the care and control of children (including the appointment and removal of guardians, relocation issues and non-removal orders, parenting arrangements and contact) and the division of property and debt (including determining jurisdiction and choice of law, the reapportionment of family property and division of excluded property, and the treatment of extraprovincial property). This course will also offer training on screening for family violence, the new mechanisms for addressing family violence, and how family violence will be considered in assessing children’s best interests. Additional topics will include the new provisions for the enforcement of orders and agreements, arbitration and parenting coordination, conduct orders and case management orders, as well as the changes in the law regarding child support and spousal support. There will also be a review of how similar legislation in other jurisdictions has been interpreted. This two-day course comes just in time for you to fully understand the Family Law Act and the impact it will have on your practice and your clients.

The new book Family Law Act Transition Guide, designed to help you get ready for the new Act, may be purchased separately. Order the book at the same time as you register for the course and SAVE $39. See special pricing below—please call Customer Service to order.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 13 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs 
John-Paul E. Boyd — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger, Vancouver (Vancouver, Victoria & Kelowna)
Lisa D. Holmes Wyatt — Pushor Mitchell LLP, Kelowna (Vancouver & Kelowna)
Eugene Raponi, QC — Waddell Raponi, Victoria (Victoria)

Summer Series (Rebroadcasts): $900

2. "Last Kick at the Can" Rebroadcast: $900

3. Book
Book ONLY: $195 | Book (when purchased with course): $156

Webinar Archive: The Vancouver course will be added to the Webinar Archive. Contact Customer Service to subscribe.

Registration includes course materials and lunch (for live courses) on BOTH days. 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.

CLEBC Program Lawyer
Nadia Myerthall

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