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  • Member Feedback Requested - Anti-Money Laundering Consultants ReportDate: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The Anti-Money Laundering and Terroris Financing Working Group is now seeking  feedback on the proposed amendments and new model rule. Members are invited to provide any written comments or suggestions they may have by March 15, 2018. Submissions may be sent to

    The document is attached for your convenience.

  • 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting & "Knowing the Value of What You Don't Know" CLEDate: Friday, February 2, 2018Location: Rodd Charlottetown HotelFriday, February 2, 2018

    8:30am -  Registration & Light Breakfast

    Registration at Rodd Charlottetown Hotel for Business meetings and Continuing Legal Education Seminar.
    Breakfast sponsored by CBIA/Lawyers Financial and CBA-PEI.

    9:00am -  CBA PEI Branch Mid-Winter Meeting

    9:30am -  Law Society of PEI Mid-Winter Meeting

    10:15am –  Knowing the Value of What you Don’t Know, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, morning session

    Participation in this Continuing Legal Education program provides 4.0 CPD hours including 2.0 hours of Ethics CPD.  Event Chairs: Sophie MacDonald & Michael Zimmerman

    Unconscious Bias – How it Affects Daily Decisions  

    Deanna Matzanke of the Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion will facilitate an “Unconscious Bias” workshop which will introduce participants to the concepts of conscious and unconscious bias. Through self-reflection, practical examples and discussion, participants will explore how unconscious bias (or biases that occur automatically, triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations based on our background, cultural environment and our experiences) shapes behaviors and choices in the workplace and which strategies can be implemented to manage its potentially damaging impacts.

    Deanna Matzanke is a Strategic HR and Diversity Professional and employment lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of minority inclusion and employment systems and practices. She is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources and is a sought-after keynote speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator on all aspects of diversity, inclusion and human resources.

    12:15pm – 1:00pm -  Buffet Lunch

    1:00pm – 2:15pm  Knowing the Value of What you Don’t Know, CLE continued

    “It’s Not All in the Family: How domestic violence intersects with non-family law practices” - Panel Discussion

    Domestic violence is often still thought of as a private issue, but it has far reaching consequences which can create obligations of and calls for action from employers and colleagues of those living in violent relationships. This panel will explore current legal implications of domestic violence in employment law, occupational health and safety, human rights and the duty to accommodate, and identify some resources and tools available to help.

    Moderated by Constance Robinson, Director of Labour & Industrial Relations, Province of PEI with panelists Emily MacDonald, HR Atlantic Law, Brenda Picard, Q.C., PEI Human Rights Commission and Susan Maynard, Victim Services.

    2:15pm – 3:00pm  Concurrent Sessions

    A - Office of the Children’s Lawyer,  Session for Family Law Lawyers

    Catherine Chaisson, Q.C., of the newly formed Office of the Children’s Lawyer will present an informative session on the mandate, authority and discretion to act, professional services offered, criteria and mechanics of the program.

    B - Family Law Implications for Non Family Law Lawyers, Sophie MacDonald, Stewart McKelvey

    Every day various family law issues can intersect with other areas of the practice of law. This session will highlight some of these overlapping issues and will include the definition of a common law spouse, the differences between married spouses and common law spouses, what is considered family property, a general overview of the custody/child support regime, a general overview of spousal support issues, how to protect assets, and the impact of family law on estate planning.

    3:30pm - Bowling

    6:00pm - Presidents’ Reception

    7:00pm - Presidents’ Dinner

  • 2018 Professional Development Day & Annual MeetingDate: Friday, June 22, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018Location: Rodd Crowbush Resort, Lakeside PEIAdditional information will be circulated at a later date.

Council Meeting Dates

Monday, February 20, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017