Pacific Business & Law Institute offers cutting-edge, interdisciplinary forums. Based in Vancouver, we are a close-knit team of lawyers and professionals who have been committed to researching pressing issues, trends and legal and social policy developments for 30 years. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in our community and believe that the best ideas result from collaboration, consultation and informed debate.

Since 1989, PBLI has been bringing together First Nations, government, legal, academic, professional and industry leaders to participate in interactive educational events of unsurpassed quality, unique for their multi-disciplined nature, variety of perspectives and the resultant cross-pollination of ideas. In keeping with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, at least 30% of our programs are focused on significant issues impacting Indigenous people.

Every program offered by PBLI qualifies for a minimum of 6 hours of professional development with the Law Societies of BC and Ontario towards lawyers' mandatory reporting requirement of 12 professional development hours. Many of our programs also qualify as continuing education for other professional organisations.

I have attended PBLI courses in many capacities: as a delegate, a speaker and as the chair: I have always been able to count on the courses providing real and immediate benefit in my practice.

- T. Murray Rankin, Q.C., Member of Parliament for Victoria