Training & Development Program

Upcoming Training & Development Events:

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We are always working on several interesting professional development and public education options regarding conflict management.

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Presented by CLE BC in Collaboration with Mediate BC

Family Violence Screening Training for Litigators & Dispute Resolution Professionals


Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (both days)
Law Society Building, 2nd Floor, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Monday & Tuesday, December 16 & 17, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (both days)
Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson Street, Vancouver
Who should attend: "Family law dispute resolution professionals"defined by the Family Law Act  family justice counsellors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, and family lawyers.
Identifying, assessing, and managing family violence and power imbalances in dispute resolution process design 
The new Family Law Act emphasizes out-of-court dispute resolution, and creates new duties for "family dispute resolution professionals" which are defined by the FLA as mediators, arbitrators, and parenting coordinators. The regulations set minimum training and practice standards for family dispute resolution professionals to ensure families are directed to appropriate processes conducted by qualified practitioners. Family dispute resolution professionals (mediators, arbitrators, and parenting coordinators) will have until January 1, 2014 to meet the training and practice requirements.
The Family Law Act also provides that family dispute resolution professionals (mediators, arbitrators, and parenting coordinators) must screen for family violence to ensure the processes used do not endanger or disadvantage families. This involves assessing whether family violence may be present, and helping clients determine which dispute resolution processes might best keep them and their children safe and empower them to negotiate effectively. While all family lawyers are not at this time required to attend family violence screening training, the FLA does require that all family lawyers certify that they have screened for family violence with every client. 
This highly interactive two-day workshop using lectures, current literature, research and statistics, real-case studies, role-playing, coaching, and in-class discussion, and the guidance of trained coaches, is designed to meet the training requirements for family dispute resolution professionals under the amended Family Law Actand Regulation.
LSBC CPD Hours: 14 hours 
Mediate BC Roster CPD hours: 14 Hours
Workshop Leaders: 
Lisa C. Alexander — Vancouver
Arlene H. Henry, QC — Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver
Carol W. Hickman, QC — Quay Law Centre, New Westminster
Mediate BC Roster Mediators receive a 20% discount! 
To access this discount, please call CLEBC Customer Service at 604-893-2121 or toll free at 1-800-663-0437

  FLA Webinar Series

Mediating Under the New Family Law Act
Did you miss the live presentations? Get to know the new Family Law Act and how it impacts your family mediation practice with this webinar series. Featuring:
  • J.P. Boyd
  • Shelina Neallani
  • Wayne Plenert
  • Kathleen Bellamano
  • Bob Finlay
  • Bobbi Poushinsky
  • Michael Lomax.

Watch the short review of the series:

Roster Mediators and BCASW members SAVE $100 on registration (when using the PROMO CODE)
Questions or comments? Please contact Dave Alexander.