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
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
Mediate BC is proud to sponsor the following event in collaboration with Michael Lomax Law Corporation
Dealing with High Conflict Personalities
with Michael Lomax
When: Monday, December 9, 2013 8:30am - 4:00pm (PST)
Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
High conflict disputes are increasing in every setting: in legal disputes, in divorce, at the workplace, between neighbours, among family members, against employers and government agencies. They often involve one or more people with high-conflict behaviour, characterized by:
- All-or-nothing thinking
- Unmanaged emotions
- Extreme behaviour
- Preoccupation with blaming others
- Prolonged, unresolved conflict
- Drawing in many other people
- Draining energy, time and resources
Yet these disputes can generally be managed by understanding high conflict behaviour and using skills that are often different from ordinary conflict resolution methods.
This one day workshop will help professionals gain insight and confidence which will assist them in managing high conflict behaviour in any situation.
Who should attend: This training is designed for professionals who deal with clients in dispute resolution settings, such as lawyers, mediators, collaborative practitioners, accountants, human resources professionals, union representatives, and other professionals who come into contact with high conflict personalities.
About the presenter:
Michael Lomax is a mediator, lawyer and conflict resolution trainer who has assisted many individuals and organizations in understanding how to manage high conflict disputes. Michael has conducted hundreds of mediations including family, workplace, multi-party and court related matters and Michael's mediation work makes up approximately 80% of his law practice. He has previous experience as the director of a federal government mediation centre where he was responsible for promoting the department's workplace conflict resolution program and supervising a team of mediators and trainers. Michael has delivered training for federal, provincial and municipal governments, health care, military and law enforcement agencies, corporations and non-profits, human resources professionals, union representatives, lawyers and dispute resolution practitioners. Michael is in private practice in Victoria, BC and is an affiliate speaker with the High Conflict Institute in San Diego, CA.(www.highconflictinstitute.com)
Mediate BC Roster Mediators & CBA Members Registration: $325 + GST
General Registration: $375 + GST
Professional Development Credit: 6.0 Hours for Mediate BC Rosters and LSBC Mediators
Registration is limited and will be taken on a first-come, first served basis.
Questions or comments? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)