Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Annual Paralegal and Support Staff Conference 2012 (APC 12)

  • 05 Oct 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150-840 Howe St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L2


  • This rate applies to the members in good standing of the following groups:
    1. Amici Curiae Pro Bono Paralegal Program,
    2. Greater Vancouver Legal Nurse Consultant Association
  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one delegate to this course session. To avail of this rate, all delegates must be registered at the same time.
  • Rate for those attending to fulfill their mandatory continuing professional development activities for the Law Society of British Columbia.

Registration is closed
Professional Development Course:

Annual Paralegal and Support Staff Conference 2012

October 5, 2012
Chair: Dom C. Bautista

Hosted at:
SFU Harbour Centre Campus

Room 1400
515 Hastings ST West Vancouver
Click here for the agenda.

The list of confirmed presentations:

What the Courts Expect from
Paralegals | Keynote speech: Master Shelagh Scarth Supreme Court of BC

The Expanded Role of Paralegals | Keynote speech: Mr. Art Vertlieb, QC first vice president Law Society of BC

Debate: Be it resolved that court fees are unconstitutional | An exciting policy debate between two paralegals. Judges: Sharon Matthews partner Camp Fiorante Matthews & Mogerman and former attorney general Geoff Plant, QC partner Heenan Blaikie LLP.

Rabbits out of Dom's Hat
|  The usual surprises that Dom likes to spring on the attendees.

BC Civil and Family Rules of Court |
Keynote speech: Hon. Justice Nathan Smith Supreme Court of BC Chair Rules Revision Committee returns to discuss developments in the Rules.

The Family Law Act |
Ms. Michelle Kinney, counsel Ministry of Justice will unveil key areas to the act that will come into effect on March 18, 2013.

The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal Act |  Mr. David Merner, executive director, Dispute Resolution Office will discuss how this act will transform BC's justice system.

The  Legal Profession Amendment  Act |  Mr. Tyler Nyvall, counsel Ministry of Justice will discuss how the legislation came about and what it means to paralegals.

Risk Management: One Critical Step to Avoiding Claims | 
Ms. Margrett George, deputy executive director, Lawyers' Insurance Fund.

Themis Cup Civil Litigation Competition |
The search for this year's paralegal of the year continues, the winner will be able to showcase their expertise with the Rules, procedure and ethics.

Amici Curiae Pro Bono Paralegal Program |
An annual report will be presented by the managers of this program.

For more information: 604.685.2727

Contact Dom Bautista
Phone: 604.685.2727 Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
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