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For more information on the essential library for wills, estates and
trusts practitioners, or to purchase copies of the above publications,
please call CLEBC customer service at 604-893-2121 or visit <www.cle.bc.
UPDATE ON CLEBC’S TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION INITIATIVES
CLEBC is continuing to work on addressing the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission of Canada (“TRC”) Call to Action Number 27 with regard to
In particular, we have started on a process of internal education and cultural
competency for our staff with the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation
Library, an internal TRC27 blog featuring TRC and Indigenous law
topics, and a lunchtime presentation on the history of Indian residential
CLEBC is also proud to have hosted the Truth and Reconciliation Symposium
last year in collaboration with the Law Society of British Columbia.
The theme of the symposium was “Transforming the Law from a Tool of
Assimilation into a Tool of Reconciliation”. Thanks to everyone who participated
and shared their insights on priorities and next steps for the reconciliation
efforts of the B.C. legal community.
If you are interested in learning more about the TRC or Indigenous law,
don’t miss out on our “Indigenous Legal Orders and the Common Law” conference
planned for early 2018.
For more information, please contact Teresa Sheward, CLEBC program
lawyer at 604-893-2118 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
PLANNING AHEAD: UPCOMING LITIGATION COURSES
Start off the new year by giving yourself a competitive edge over opposing
counsel with these upcoming litigation courses:
The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers
(February 22, 2018)
Join us for this much-enjoyed course designed to teach lawyers how to
be more natural, believable and self-possessed, as well as to implement
concrete techniques for maximizing performance at trial and in
any legal argument. You will learn by doing through making presentations
and receiving one-on-one feedback for improvement. By the end
of the session you will be able to use your voice with more power and
sophistication, shape your presentations into commanding performances
and engage authentically and persuasively with any audience.