Social Justice Law Conference 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:30

Segal Building, 500 Granville St.

Topic: Changing Systems - What Can Lawyers and Advocates Do?

This year's Social Justice Law Conference builds on the commitments made at previous conferences to develop and support access to justice in BC and to enhance the specialized skills that lawyers, legal advocates, and law students need for practicing in social justice fields of law. This day-long conference provides an excellent opportunity for networking, professional development, and discussing current issues.

The focus this year is on what lawyers and advocates can do to affect change in systems. Kasari Govender, Human Rights Commissioner of BC, will give the keynote address to kick things off and provide an overview of the vision of the newly reinstated Commission. Panel topics include: an inter-sectional approach to the climate crisis; issues arising from the expansion of artificial intelligence (AI) into the realm of judicial, tribunal and government decision-making; Trans Rights and A2J barriers; and effective strategies for collaboration among lawyers and legal advocacy groups in changing systems to increase gender equality and refugee rights.

Keynote Speaker: Kasari Govender, Human Rights Commissioner of BC

The student registration fee is $20, and includes lunch and refreshments. RSVP is required, please visit the registration site to secure your spot.

For more information, visit the Social Justice Law Conference website.