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2020 Events

July 30 Family Law in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by: BC Hear the Child Society
Chaired by: Carla Lewis, Lewis Kennelly
Time: 9am to 12:30pm
Where: Attend via Live Webinar

Key Areas Addressed:
• Court and procedural matters
• Alternative dispute resolution
• Parenting, property, support and family maintenance enforcement
• Starting a new practice in a pandemic and other personal experiences

Who Should Attend:
• Lawyers of all levels advising on family law matters
• Family law arbitrators
• Family law mediators
• Government officials and employees engaged in family matters
• Family service providers

Click here for more info

October 15/16 Non-Evaluative Child Interview Training (Hear the Child Reports)

Presented by: BC Hear the Child Society
Instructors: Dr. Mary Korpach and Arlene H. Henry, QC, plus guest presenters
Location: Via Webinar
Time: 9am to 5pm

Who should attend:
  • Any professional who meets with children and believes children should have a voice in family justice matters that affect them.
  • Any professional seeking to apply to the BC Hear the Child Society Roster?


  • What you will learn:
  • Mechanisms for hearing the voice of the child
  • Social science research on the benefits and cautions of listening to the voices of children
  • Integrating the child’s voice into different dispute resolution options
  • How to conduct a Hear the Child interview and write a non-evaluative HTC report
  • Pitfalls to avoid as a non-evaluative child interviewer, including interviewer bias and memory, suggestibility

  • Click here for more info -- and check back here for updates and registration details

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