Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Amici Curiae Seminar: Family Law Series 200 (ACS FLS 200)

  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 22 Oct 2016
  • 1:30 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150 840 Howe ST Vancouver V6Z2L2
  • 19


  • 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 200 (ACS FLS 200)
with an Access to Justice lens

Faculty: Dom Bautista Law Courts Center
Jennifer Lin, Lawyer Boughton Law


A four part series that covers preparing for a family trial when at least one party is self-represented from the discovery phase 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. Sep 24, 2016 - SRL Relations and Document Discovery

Tips and open discussion on how to build trust and rapport with the SRL. Learn how to communicate effectively with SRLs and help them get to a emotional state so they can best manage their file.

Document Discovery aka Examinations for Discovery: Procedure, rules for objecting to questions, document requests and disclosure.

2 Oct 1, 2016 - Alternate Dispute Resolution

Explore the various alternative means of resolving a family law file out of court using JCCs, Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Law.  Description of the procedure of each ADR mechanism and the pros and cons of each.

3 Oct 15, 2016 - Trial Preparation
Description of the procedure leading up to trial (Trial Management Conference, Trial Brief, Trial Record and Trial Certificate), checklist of tasks and considerations for the SRL preparing for trial, as well as description of trial procedure itself.

4 Oct 22, 2016 - After Trial
Anticipate the various issues and surprises that can arise after trial: Reasons for judgment, costs, appeals, revisiting the terms of a final order.

CPD: 12 hours including 1 hour 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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