September 2022 Newsletter: Join our Team!
September 8, 2022
BY Alec Regino
The BCLI is Hiring a Staff Lawyer
Are you passionate about addressing fundamental legal and systemic issues? Would you like to promote the development of better laws for all peoples in BC and better futures for Canada’s aging population? The BCLI is looking for a staff lawyer to join our team.
This lawyer will also contribute to the implementation of a new law reform program that supports aligning BC’s Crown legal framework with Indigenous governance under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This is a full-time one-year contract position with a possibility of extension.
If you’re interested in applying, please visit our website for more information. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on September 30, 2022.
Gender Diversity in Legal Writing Guide Available on Our Website
We’re pleased to release our latest publication, Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques. This resource provides helpful content to support writers seeking to adopt gender-inclusive writing.
A free copy of the guide is available through this link. We’re grateful for the support provided by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
CCEL Community Feedback Event: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making
We are inviting project participants to hear what we have learned from our consultations on engaging people living with dementia in decision-making. You will be invited to give your feedback on the summary findings. Your feedback will help shape our development resources.
This event will take place on Sept 15, from 10 am – 11:30 am. RSVP to Jess at [email protected].
Elder Abuse & Neglect Law: Provincial Learning Event
Do you have a duty to respond to the abuse of a vulnerable adult? How can you respond in a way that respects privacy, decision-making autonomy, and other rights?
On Sept 20, 10:30 am, Krista James will be presenting on the law to adult abuse and neglect responses in BC as well as identifying best practices.
This event is hosted by the BC Community Response Networks. Click this link to register.
Welcome To Our Neighbourhood
On Sept 21, CCEL Education and Outreach Coordinator Jess Fehrenbacher will be speaking on decision-making rights on World Alzheimer’s Day. This event is sponsored by the Purple Angel Memory Cafe at Maple Ridge, BC. More details can be found on the event poster.
CBA BC: Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques
This presentation, hosted by CBA BC, will provide information and resources for lawyers and other professionals seeking to write in a gender-inclusive way. It will also provide information regarding key terms and common misconceptions regarding gender diversity.
Attendees will receive 1 CPD hour for this online meeting on Sept 22 at 12 pm – 1 pm. Register here.
CCEL Community Partner Data Sharing and Planning Event: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making
As a key partner, you are invited to our data sharing and planning event for the Engaging People Living with Dementia Project. We will share the findings from our data analysis of community consultations and key informant interviews with health care providers. We will invite your feedback on the analysis and invite your input into the planning of Phase 3 towards resource and tool development.
This event will take place on Sept 28. RSVP to Jess at [email protected].
Pacific Business & Law Institute: Elder Law 2022 Conference
On Sept 29, the Pacific Business & Law Institute will be hosting a one-day conference on advising aging clients and their family members. Greg Blue, Q.C., will be presenting on the BCLI’s updated Undue Influence Recogniton / Prevention Guide.
Details on this conference can be found through this link.
TLABC: Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques
Gender-inclusive legal writing demonstrates a high level of professionalism and commitment to justice. This presentation, hosted by TLABC, will explore the concepts in our latest release, Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques.
This event, which will occur on Oct 5, is exclusive to TLABC members only. More information on this event can be found here.
Courthouse Libraries BC: Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques
This workshop will look at ways to make legal writing more gender-inclusive. Drawing on our recently published guide on gender diversity in legal writing, this session is designed for lawyers, legal advocates, paralegals and anyone else looking to transition their legal writing skills to be more inclusive.
Participants may claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with the LSBC. This webinar will take place on Oct 6. Registration information can be found in this link.
The Advocate | July 2022
Karen Campbell and Simon Owen
News from the BC Law Institute: Reconciling Crown Legal Frameworks Program
In “a case about everything the parties did wrong to achieve a particular goal,” Ontario court illustrates the differences between guardianship and parentage
Parentage committee finishes discussion of donors and parentage
BC Ministry of Attorney General seeking comments on reform of property division and spousal support under the Family Law Act
Abuse and Neglect in Institutional Settings: Strengthening Infrastructural Criminal Law Reform