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Amici Curiae Seminar: Family Law Series (ACS FLS 101)

  • 04 Jun 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 16 Jul 2016
  • 1:30 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150 840 Howe ST Vancouver V6Z2L2
  • 15


  • Limit of 4 per institutional partner:
    Access Pro Bono BC,
    Atira Women's Resource Society,
    Battered Women Support Society, BC Human Rights Tribunal, and
    Ministry of AG Vancouver JAC.
  • This is a license for one person. Each lawyer and other staff have to register.

    For lawyers practicing in BC, if you plan to report this as part of your CPD activities, please read the LSBC rules. Part of the rules require that you view this with at least another lawyer (not staff); please ask us if there is lawyer from another firm who has registered.

    Any materials will be sent to you upon payment of registration.

Registration is closed

Professional Development Course:


Family Law Series (ACS FLS 101)
with an Access to Justice lens

Faculty: Dom Bautista Law Courts Center
Judge P Bond Provincial Court of BC,
Judge J Groves Supreme Court of BC
Jennifer Lin, Lawyer Boughton Law
Jennifer Muller, Self-represented Litigant


A four part series that covers preparing for a family trial when at least one party is self-represented from the start to finish in both the Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia. The seminars run from 10am to 1:30pm.

Who should go:

a. new to family law; or
b. for non-family lawyers and staff.

1. June 4, 2016 - Life Cycle of a Family File
Learn each step of a Provincial Court and Supreme Court file, from the originating pleading to trial, as well as specific explanation of what happens at a JCC (in SCBC) and at a FCC (in PCBC) and how to prepare for them.

2 June 11, 2016 - Drafting Pleadings Generally
Learn how to draft originating pleadings (Notice of Family Claims, Counterclaims, Responses, Application to Obtain an Order), as well as JCC briefs, trial briefs, notices of motion.  If time allows, how to draft specific documents for trial.

3 June 25, 2016 - Preparing for Chambers
Learn how to draft Notices of Application, Affidavits (further detail on affidavits to be provided at the next session) and Application Record.  You will also learn about the procedure of a chambers application, from setting down the application to the procedure on the day of the application, and general tips on what to do and what not to do.

4 July 16, 2016 - Drafting Affidavits & F8s
Learn how to organize and draft effective affidavits and F8 financial statements.

CPD: 12 hours including 0 hours in client relations, ethics and professional responsibility.

Seating is limited to 30!


Amici Curiae Volunteers and Partner Rate: $0 CAD
Single Seat Rate:
$750.00 CAD

Webinar Single Seat License:
750.00 CAD

(View cancellation policy)

For more information contact:
In Vancouver: 604.685.2727

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