Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Uncontested Divorce for Temporary Foreign Workers (UDT 101)

  • 11 Apr 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Justice Education Society Room 260 800 Hornby ST Vancouver BC V6Z 2CS
  • 6


  • Cost includes shipping in the loWer mainland and GST.
  • To avail of this rate, counsel undertakes to participate in the programme on a probono basis. Contact Dom Bautista
  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one person from their firm for this course. To avail of this rate, all delegates must register on the same date.

Registration is closed
Professional Development Course:

Uncontested Divorce for Temporary Foreign Workers (UDT 101)
Exploring an Amici Curiae Solution

Instructors: Justice Joel Groves and Neena Sharma, Supreme Court of BC; Nicco Bautista associate counsel Fasken Martineau LLP, Wendy Matthews designated paralegal Grandview Law, Stacie Gin paralegal Heritage Law; and Dom Bautista, executive director with Law Courts Center

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Explain what the key immigration issues are within the context of temporary foreign workers seeking uncontested divorces in BC; and
Draft and serve pertinent Supreme Court Family Law forms as they pertain to temporary foreign workers seeking uncontested divorces.

To help you prepare for your day with us, please be kind enough to read and bring your copy of the following:

Supreme Court of BC Family Rules:  4-1 to 4-3, 4-5, 6-1, 6-3, and 6-4;
Supreme Court of BC Family Practice Directions - FPD-11 Divorce Applications; and,
Divorce Act (Canada):  ss 3, 8, 11 and 12.

CPD hours: 6.0
Ethics, professional responsibility, client care relations hours: 2.0

9 Opening Remarks (Dom Bautista)

9:15 Divorce in the context of Filipino TFWs seeking Canadian Citizenship (Nicco Bautista)

9:45 Views from the bench (Justice Groves and Sharma)

10:30 Question and Answer period

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Drafting the Notice of Family Claim

12:00 Personal Service (Matthews)

12:30 Lunch break (on your own)

1:30 Substitutional Service  (Matthews)

2:30 Uncontested Divorce Application  (Matthews)

3:00 Certificate of Divorce

3:15 break

3:30 Client intake procedures (Gin)

3:55 End remarks (Dom Bautista)

This full day course offers:

  • best practices on how to manage your trust accounts;
  • a limit of 14 participants, to ensure optimum learning;
  • printed and digital versions of the Desk Reference Manual, including useful checklists, flowcharts and precedents.


Amici Curiae Volunteers Rate: $0

Duty Counsel Rate: $315.00

Single Seat Rate: $493.92

Multi Seat Rate: $446.88

Just the manual please: $246.75 (each)

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