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Spouses living on reserves lacked recourse to the Canadian legal system
regarding MRP division upon relationship breakdown. The 2013 Family
Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (“FHRMIRA”) was
intended to fill that gap by allowing First Nations to enact their own community
specific MRP laws. For those First Nations that do not enact their
own laws, the FHRMIRA contains provisional federal rules allowing courts
to make orders regarding reserve land and structures on reserves.
Join us for a unique course in which Justice Canada and Indigenous and
Northern Affairs Canada representatives will present a detailed overview of
the FHRMIRA and B.C. practitioners will explore the procedural and practical
realities of accessing FHRMIRA rights and protections in the courts. You
will have the opportunity to discuss how government, the courts, the legal
community and clients can all work together towards more effective implementation
of this legislation.
For more information or to register for a course, please call CLEBC customer
service at 604-893-2121 or visit <www.cle.bc.ca> today.
ELIGIBLE FOR CPD: WELLNESS FOR LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS
With the Law Society of B.C.’s expansion of CPD-eligible topics as of January
1, 2018 to include professional wellness, CLEBC invites all lawyers to join
us on June 26, 2018 for Wellness for Lawyers and Law Firms 2018.
In recent years, there has been increased recognition that lawyer wellness
is central to the practice of law. Lawyers want and need to be better
prepared to avoid threats to personal wellness from stress, substance use
and mental health issues. Law firms want to address these issues with
strategies that promote peak performance. Eligible for six hours of
CPD credit, this first-ever full-day CLEBC professional wellness course is
designed to train individual lawyers and those who manage teams of
lawyers in wellness practice. You will walk away with both theory and techniques
that you can implement to increase day-to-day wellness within your
For more information or to register, please call CLEBC customer service
at 604-893-2121 or visit <www.cle.bc.ca> today.