(Please note: All sessions, speakers and timing subject to change.)
Notice: Paperless Conference - You are encouraged to bring your tablet / laptop / other device to access any handouts and presentations.

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CPD

CPD accreditations received from all Law Societies across Canada.

CPD APPROVALS

Law Society of British Columbia

Each Pre-Conference is approved for 6.0 hours.
The Conference is approved for 12.75 hours.

Law Society of New Brunswick

Each Pre-Conference is approved for 6.0 hours.
The Conference is approved for 12.5 hours.

Law Society of Prince Edward Island

Each Pre-Conference is approved for 6.0 hours.
The Conference is approved for 12.3 hours.


Law Society of Saskatchewan

Pre-Conferences and Conference approved. Maximum Total CPD Hours: 18.0
Maximum Ethics Hours: 8.5
The following sessions will qualify for ethics:
4A - Disability Access and Mediation 
4B - Best Practices in Access to Justice: Holistic Approaches to Dispute Resolution in a Community Setting - the Experiences of the Aga Khan Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board
4D - How to Use Your Power to Ensure Access to Justice
4F - Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples and the Potential for ADR
3E - Innovation and Assess to Justice through the Award Winning Public Navigator Program
2H - Beyond Settlement: A Restorative Approach to Human Rights Claims
Keynote Address: A Fireside Chat on Access to Justice with Justice Thomas Cromwell and William G. Horton, C.Arb, FCIArb

Law Society of Upper Canada

Pre-Conference "A" - Going Beyond the Basic Skills of Mediation and Facilitation, is eligible for 6.0 Substantive Hours.
Pre-Conference "B" - Elder Mediation: Training Day, is approved for 5.0 Professionalism Hours as follows: 1.0 hour Ethics and Professional Responsibility; 4.0 hours Client Service. The remaining hour is eligible for 1.0 hour Substantive Hours.

Conference - Professionalism Hours Accredited:

Keynote: "A Fireside Chat on Access to Justice" on October 19, 2017 contains 40 minutes of Professionalism content.

The following concurrent Conference breakout sessions contain Professionalism content as follows:

Arbitration Stream:
1A – Being Jointly Retained as Referee, contains 50 minutes of Professionalism content.
1F – Hot Topics in Arbitration, contains 30 minutes of Professionalism content.
1G - Marshalling Evidence for Use in International Arbitration, contains 30 minutes of Professionalism content.

Mediation Stream:
2E - Access to Justice and Intimate Violence, contains 45 minutes of Professionalism content.
2F – A Restorative Approach to Addressing Civil Claims, contains 90 minutes of Professionalism content.
2H – Beyond Settlement: A Restorative Approach to Human Rights Claims, contains 30 minutes of Professionalism content.

Workplace/HR Stream:
3B
– The Neuroscience of Working With Disputants ‘High on Conflict’, contains 45 minutes of Professionalism content.
3D – Accessing Justice within the Workplace: ADR Tools for Managing HR Complaints, contains 10 minutes of Professionalism content.

ADR Processes Stream:
3E
– Innovation and Access to Justice, contains 30 minutes of Professionalism content.
3F – Med/Arb Process, contains 60 minutes of Professionalism content.
3H –Gender Diversity, Unconscious Bias and ADR, contains 60 minutes of Professionalism content.

Special Interest Stream:
4A
– Disability Access and Mediation, contains 90 minutes of Professionalism content.
4B - Holistic Approaches to Dispute Resolution in a Community Setting: The Experiences of the Aga Khan Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board, contains 40 minutes of Professionalism content.
4C – Transformative Mediation as an Alternative to Screening Sexual Abuse Complaints against Health Professionals, contains 30 minutes of Professionalism content.
4E – Construction Disputes and Project Justice: Mediate, Arbitrate or Litigate?, contains 45 minutes of Professionalism content.

Note: The balance of minutes from the above sessions, and all other breakout sessions, may be eligible for Substantive Hours.

LSUC Substantive Hours

Only Professionalism Hours must be accredited by the Law Society. Lawyers and paralegals must determine for themselves whether an activity is an eligible educational activity for CPD and qualifies for Substantive Hours. For more information about Substantive Hours, please see the LSUC CPD Requirement.

CPHR Canada (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources)

  • Both Full-day Pre-conferences are worth 6  continuing professional development hours under the Learning activity (4a).
  • Thursday’s learning agenda items are worth 6.5 continuing professional development hours under the Learning activity (4a & 4c).
  • Friday’s learning agenda items are worth  6.5 continuing professional development hours under the Learning activity (4a & 4c)

If a participant enrolled in 1 full-day Pre-conference and both Conference days they would earn 19 CPD hours.

Mediate BC

Each Pre-Conference is approved for 6.0 hours.
The Conference is approved for 12.3 hours.