Monday, June 9, 2014

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Help Needed - Symposium Coordinating

If you are interested in making a contribution to ADR, please consider volunteering for the Symposium Coordinating Group.  The Symposium, held in conjunction with the BCAMI AGM, has proven to be a valuable professional development event for ADR practitioners.  Its success depends on the organizing work of volunteer members of BCAMI.  To volunteer or to get more information, please contact Elton Simoes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Glen Bell at 604-831-7400.


Family Arbitrator Training Course - Postponed to the Fall - Date to be Determined

40 hours CPD Credit Approved

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Course for Parenting Coordinators - Dated to be determined

BCAMI, in conjunction with the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society, has established a new training course: "Arbitration Principles for Parenting Coordinators".  It is a 3 day course intended to provide part of the training required under the Family Law Regulations to practice as a parenting coordinator.  It takes account of the unique, hands-on, role of the PC, which involved aspects of both mediation and arbitration, and in which urgency is often an overriding consideration.  A major focus will be on how the rules of natural justice are implemented in a hybrid milieu where a formal hearing is not appropriate.  Decision-writing skills will also be emphasized.  There will be a take-home exam.  The course is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers.  The course is scheduled for 2014 in Vancouver is to be determined.  The faculty will be senior family and arbitration practitioners.  Law Society CPD credits available.

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Introducing the new Q.Arb, Q.Med, Q.Fam.Arb and C.Fam.Arb designations available to qualified applicants.  Applicants must be members of BCAMI in good standing.  Please see Professional Designations under the Membership tab for criteria information and application forms.


2014 Courses Available

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Vancouver:  March 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2014

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Vancouver:  February 11, 12, 13, 2014 (Spring Session)

September 15, 17, 18, 2014 (Fall Session)

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Vancouver:  April 15, 16, 17, 2014 (Spring Session)

October 15, 16, 17, 2014 (Fall Session)

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Vancouver:  May 27, 28, 29, 2014 (Spring Session)

November 18, 19, 20, 2014 (Fall Session)

Apply for Professional Designations
C.Med, C. Arb,
(Q. Med Coming Soon)
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