PBLI’s “PAY IT FORWARD” Scholarship

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 | Comments (0)

After a successful inaugural year, applications are now open for our Pay it Forward scholarship for 2019. We are once again offering three annual CPD scholarships to sole-practitioners in their first five years of call, or to lawyers employed with non-profit organizations. The scholarship entitles the recipient to attend one conference in person, as well as unlimited access to our live and rebroadcast webinars for the calendar year.

Peel Watershed: SCC affirms the Honour of the Crown in Modern Treaty Implementation

Friday, December 08, 2017 | Comments (0)

On Friday December 1, 2017, in First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, et al. v. Government of Yukon, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a unanimous decision on  the Peel Watershed land use planning process that is an integral part of  the Umbrella Final Agreement. The Court allowed the appeal on key parts of Yukon First Nations and several other Yukon parties’ five-year struggle  over the application of this  planning process. The Court found the Yukon government failed to fully respect the terms constitutionally entrenched in the planning process.

The Peel Watershed decision makes a vital contribution to what the Court’s role will be in resolving disputes arising from modern treaties. This decision sets important guidelines governing how courts can safeguard rights of all parties enshrined in treaties. The Court recognized  the important contribution treaties make to  reconciliation between First Nation and all  other Canadian governments. ...Read More

Announcement: Rebecca Levi is our new CEO

Monday, September 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Pacific Business & Law Institute is excited to announce the appointment of Rebecca Levi as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1st, 2017. Ms. Levi has been part of the PBLI team for over four years, first in the role of Director of Programming, and currently as Acting CEO since June 2017. Ms. Levi succeeds Pauline Cusack, the Founder and Owner, who has dedicated her career to establishing and building the business over the past 27 years. Ms. Cusack will remain with PBLI in the position of Strategic Advisor.

Grey Divorce: When 70 is the new 40

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

As the Baby Boomer Generation ages, new challenges will arise for those providing legal and financial advice to this large section of the population. One of the most significant changes is couples getting divorced later in life.

Passing Accounts: The Difficult Case of Re Haworth

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 | Comments (0)

Contentious estates are nothing new. Beneficiaries often squabble and bring up hurt feelings from years past. Yet when the executor finds himself in the line of fire, matters can become extremely messy (and expensive).