Provincial Advocates Training Conference 2022
[1:27:55] How to help clients when MSDPR says they have overpayments, including important issues to be aware of and strategies for handling such cases.
[1:37:44] Describes the ways abusers use coercive control through the family court process, and ways to address legal system abuse and support clients to prepare for court.
[1:54:22] Guidance on useful advocacy skills for challenging hearings, such as determining the best evidence to use and how to enter it, cross examinations, and dealing with impatient arbitrators.
[1:27:12] An update on important issues over the past year in housing, income assistance, employment, and Indigenous class actions.
[1:18:12] An overview of advice and limited representation services available to family law clients through Legal Aid BC, and an update about various resources and services available to these clients.
[1:20:27] Walks through the online applications process for family law, what Legal Aid BC looks for in applications, eligibility reviews, and how to work with Legal Aid BC to connect them with clients who are eligible for representation services.
[29:38] This session provides information about working on complaints about municipal police and the RCMP, and how legal advocates can help clients through the complaints process.
[1:27:12] Looks at issues that affect older clients, such as admission to long-term care, options for advance planning decision making, property tax debt, cashing in RRSPs to pay for health care, and clients losing benefits they previously qualified for.
[52:40] This webinar provides information from government staff about child support recalculation services.
Recorded webinars, 2022
[1:32:01] Lawyer Prabh Sangha discusses the refugee process, from the importance of a Basis of Claim to preparing for the hearing.
[2:00:19] Lawyer Kamaljit Lehal focuses on migrant workers and victims of family violence, two vulnerable groups of immigrants.
[1:48:09] An overview of Legal Aid BC’s free legal advice and representation services, and free legal information resources and tools for topics including child protection, family violence, wills, foreclosure, and criminal law.
[1:50:27] What a representation agreement is, the different types of representation agreements, what people need to think about when making one, and what happens when a client cannot execute a representation agreement.
[1:25:16] Lawyers Odette Dempsey-Caputo and Kelly Melynk discussed residential tenancy law as the backdrop for a more detailed examination of rental housing issues facing British Columbians following the catastrophic climate occurrences of 2021.
[1:49:22] Lawyers Caroline Plant and Suzette Narbonne discussed what clients can expect under the new provincial court rules and ways to help them solve their legal problems without going to court.
[1:05:12] Lawyer Sonali Sharma looks at death and the common legal issues people face when a loved one dies; incapacity planning; and what happens when a living person is unable to make financial, health or legal decisions on their own.