PBLI has a NEW Webinar Platform

Thursday, June 04, 2020 | Comments (0)

PBLI has moved all our upcoming events online. We are also introducing Demio, our new online webinar platform.


Friday, March 20, 2020 | Comments (0)

PBLI is continuing to monitor COVID-19 developments very closely. We are listening to Canadian health advisories, and are working remotely to continue serving you in a responsible manner. We want to assure you that we are taking this situation very seriously.

Important Information Regarding Upcoming PBLI Conferences

Friday, March 13, 2020 | Comments (0)

Like everyone, we’re following the COVID-19 developments very closely. We continue to monitor the latest advice from our provincial and federal health agencies, and want you to know that we have plans in place to ensure our delegates continue to get the services they need.

PBLI’s “PAY IT FORWARD” Scholarship

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Comments (0)

Applications are now open for our Pay it Forward scholarship for 2020. 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.

New Approach to Indigenous Treaty-Making in BC

Monday, September 09, 2019 | Comments (0)

On September 4, 2019, Canada, British Columbia and the First Nations Summit jointly announced a new policy for treaty negotiations in BC. The policy bases treaty negotiations on the recognition of Indigenous rights, identifying the right to self-determination as the “starting point of negotiations”. Treaties negotiated under the new policy will provide for recognition and continuation of Indigenous rights, without those rights being modified, surrendered or extinguished when a treaty is signed. It incorporates principles from the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. This policy, along with the federal government's move to forgive or reimburse First Nations about $1.4 billion in treaty loans, aims to restore trust in the treaty negotiation process.

BC’s treaty negotiations framework and the BC Treaty Commission were established in 1992. Since then, three treaties have been concluded with seven BC Nations.