The Inns of Court Victoria is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a 2 hour in-person seminar on the topic of Transitioning to Family Law (or Refreshing Your Knowledge of Family Law).
Family lawyers Emma Neary and Erin Shaw will be presenting on Transitioning to Family Law (or Refreshing Your Knowledge of Family Law), with an eye to providing a good foundation in current law and practice in family law for lawyers who are considering or already in the process of transitioning to family law from other areas of practice, such as personal injury. The session will cover topics including mandatory family violence screening, recent legislative changes, advice for working with families going through the difficult and often emotional process of family structuring. The seminar will also provide a refresher for those who have previously practiced family law or for those whose practice involves the confluence between family law and other areas of legal practice.
Emma is an experienced family law lawyer who practices as Horne Coupar LLP. Emma provides services in all areas of family law with a special interest in assisting clients with asset/wealth preservation and estate planning through prenuptial or cohabitation agreements. She provides practical solutions for her clients in issues of divorce, division of property, spousal support or alimony, parenting, child support, and in drafting separation agreements. Emma is a Collaborative Law Professional who assists parties in reaching settlement out of court through collaborative law, negotiation, and mediation. She also has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration.
Erin Shaw is a family lawyer and mediator with 30 years of experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She works to make the justice system more accessible and user friendly, including through offering unbundled services to help clients with discrete steps in the resolution of their matters. She served as Director of the BC Ministry of Justice’s Dispute Resolution Office, and has worked as a private consultant on access to justice and law reform, and has contributed to the development of family law legislation and court rules, as well as alternative dispute resolution processes, aimed at making the family justice system easier to navigate. She is the legal reviewer and a writer for the Legal Services Society Family Justice website, BC’s main family law website.
Continuing Professional Development Credits:
This course offers up to 2 hours of Continuing Professional Development Credits (See “How to get CPD Credit” below).
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: Doors open at 4:30pm in the afternoon. Check–in is between 4:30pm and 5:00pm. Participants mingle and enjoy refreshments between when doors open and when the program begins. The program begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm.
Location: Moxies @ 1010 Yates Street, Suite 1, Victoria, BC
Cost: The cost of the event is $55.00 per person (includes dinner) paid to the “Victoria Bar Association”
There are two options for making your payment:
Pay online through this page
Pay manually by sending a cheque to Jacquie Miller at:
Crease Harman LLP
800 – 1070 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2C4
Phone: 250-388-5421, Ext. 149
How to get CPD Credit
To get the 2 CPD Credits, this is the process after the event has been completed:
Find Law Society “Member Services”
Select “Member Portal” and enter your information
Under “Education” select “Continuing Professional Development (CPD)”
Type the group study name of “Inns of Court” into the “Course/Group Study” name box (leave dates out as this is set up with a date range)
In the Course/Group Study box type in ‘Inns of Court”
From the Drop down menu select “Inns of Court – Victoria”
Select “Inns of Court Victoria Court (36 Credits) Jan.1 – December 31, 2023” or something similar as the name is undergoing a slight change
DO NOT TYPE IN THE NAME OF THIS COURSE WHEN APPLYING FOR CREDITS. YOU WILL NOT FIND IT. YOU DO NOT NEED THE NAME IN ORDER TO CLAIM YOUR 2 HOURS OF CREDIT
Under “Record your CPD hours” type ‘2’
Under “Completion Date” type in the date you took the course
Select the “Get Credit” Button
You must be a member of the VBA to attend this event. To become a member, see our registration page: https://vicbar.ca/membership-join/