2020 Northern Bar Annual CPD: Child Protection
June 5, 2020

This program originally took place at the annual Northern Bar CPD on June 5, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPD was held online.

This half day CPD program covers two key areas that would be helpful to practitioners of Child Protection law. First, a discussion on An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families provides an up-to-date discussion on the law that pertains to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children and youth. Elizabeth Debicka and Terrance DeLaronde both share their perspectives and experiences on how this new legislation will affect current practitioners of child protection law. The second key area is a panel discussion on practicing child protection law in the North, led by Justice Dunlop, presented by Terrance DeLaronde and Desiree Dorion. This panel discussion offers practical discussion on jurisdictional questions, brief-writing, and other helpful tips. 

Terrance DeLaronde, Cochrane Saxberg
Desiree Dorion, Dawson & Bretecher Law in Dauphin, MB
Elizabeth Debicka, Acting Executive Director of the Legislation and Strategic Policy Branch in the Manitoba Department of Families
Justice Kaye E. Dunlop, Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division

CPD hours: 3
EPPM hours: 3

Price: $95.00 + GST = $99.75

An Overview of Bill C-92:
An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

January 14, 2020

On January 1, 2020, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, came into force. This federal legislation sets out principles that apply on a national level to the provision of child and family services in relation to Indigenous children, and it will affect how courts and agencies deal with child protection cases involving Indigenous children.

This program will provide an overview of the new national standards established by the Act and will flag the key differences between the new Act and the current CFS legislation and system.

Moderator: Justice Kaye E. Dunlop, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division

Elizabeth Debicka, Acting Director Legislation and Strategic Policy, Department of Families
Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors
Luke Bernas, Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25

Anatomy of a Child Protection Matter: From Apprehension up Until Trial
December 2, 2016

This program will lead you through the various stages of a child protection matter from apprehension up until trial and will address some of the challenging issues and ambiguities in the process and how to deal with them effectively. This program offers an informative series of discussions between agency and parents’ counsel, a master and judges from the Provincial Court and Queen’s Bench. Topics include:

An introduction to ANCR: its mandate, role and relationship to other agencies Disclosure and particulars: differing approaches between agencies and recent jurisprudence Interim proceedings: Watson hearings, motions, summary judgements, transfer proceedings, court ordered parent capacity assessments and the new interim hearing

  • Pre-trials: what to include in your pre-trial brief, how to prepare your case and your client, urban vs. rural approach and what can and can’t be done.

Justice William Johnston, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Justice Regan Thatcher, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Master Carol Sharp, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
Judge Jean McBride, Provincial Court of Manitoba
David Joycey, Barrister & Solicitor
Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, D’Arcy and Deacon LLP
Darryl Buxton, Myers Weinberg LLP
Jessica Dillon, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Karen Webb, Burgess Law Office
Meredith Mitchell, Legal Aid Manitoba
Sandy Stoker, All Nations Coordinated Response Network (ANCR)

CPD hours: 3.5
EPPM hours: 1.5

Price: $125.00 + GST = $131.25

The Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding and Interpreting Drug Test Results
February 23, 2017

If you practice criminal law, child protection law, employment law or any other area of law and have had to deal with drug tests, this program is for you. It will cover the following:

What are the different types of drug tests and what do they test for? What are the cultural issues that arise and how can they be dealt with? What factors can impact the test results?

  • How do elimination rates and levels work?
  • How accurate are test results? What do you do with a hospital report?

Dr. Daniel Sitar, Dept. of Internal Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology Section), University of Manitoba
Dr. Waylon Hunt, CEO, Intrinsic Analytics Inc., Bio Information Services
Cecil Sveinson, Senior Investigator, Independent Investigation Unit

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50