October updates – B.I. and Louis Brier CPD programs

Shana Tovah u’Metukah! We hope you all had a warm and meaningful High Holiday season, and wish you all the best of health and happiness in the coming year.
We are pleased to announce that after we assisted the Beth Israel Law & Learn program last year, it was so successful that it is now an independent CPD-accredited program! We will continue to offer the B.I. Law & Learn marketing support as a Community CPD event, as we do for other events in the community, but it is now its own program, listed separately on the Law Society’s CPD course list, and Beth Israel will be primarily responsible for the program’s marketing and promotion. Jeremy Costin, one of the Jewish Lawyers Association of BC’s directors, will continue working with the B.I. Law & Learn as its program chair separately from his continuing work with the JLABC.
The B.I. Law & Learn begins its new series in one week, with details below under Community CPD.
Jewish Lawyers Group
We are working hard to bring you more fascinating Jewish Lawyers Group events. There are several exciting speakers who will present events soon; we are in the process of finalizing dates for these upcoming lunches.
Community CPD
Beth Israel Law & Learn
After the last 6-session program’s phenomenal success, the B.I. Law & Learn program is now independent! Each month, a prominent jurist will present an area of secular law, the Jewish counterpart of which will be presented by Rabbi Jonathan Infeld. The calibre of presentation and discussion last year was outstanding.
There are 6 one-hour lunchtime sessions at $36/each or $180 for all 6. The course is CPD-accredited by the Law Society of BC. All events are at the Erickson Room on the ground level of 1075 West Georgia.
The six speakers are:
  • Mr. Justice S. David Frankel, BC Court of Appeal
  • Wally Oppal, QC
  • Tamara Levy, UBC Faculty of Law
  • Israel Chafetz, QC
  • Andrew Wilkinson, MLA
  • Mr. Justice Gordon S. Funt, BC Supreme Court
The first session, on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 12:30 p.m., and presented by Mr. Justice S. David Frankel of the B.C. Court of Appeal, is entitled “Universal Health Care, Obamacare, and the Law.” As anyone who has attended a session given by Mr. Justice Frankel can attest, it promises to be an insightful and intellectual discussion.
To register or for more information, please contact Beth Israel at 604-731-4161, or e-mail Jeremy Costin at jeremy@metrolaw.ca, or register online at https://congregationbethisrael.wufoo.com/forms/law-and-learn/.
The Power of Giving
The Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation presents The Power of Giving, a cocktail reception and presentation on philanthropy and estate planning.
This event is free, and will be hosted at the Chartwell Room of the Four Seasons Hotel (791 West Georgia Street) on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, from 4:30 to 6:30, and is accredited for 2 hours of CPD.
The speakers will be:
  • Janice Loomer Margolis: “Values-Based Philanthropy: How to talk to your clients about charitable giving”
  • Richard T. Weiland: “Maximizing Giving with Effective Tax Planning”
  • Alan E. Farber: “Charities and the Wills Variation Act”
  • Bernard Pinsky: “Intentions, Legacies and the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation”
  • The event will be moderated by Felicia S. Folk.
To register, please phone 604-261-5550 or e-mail foundation@louisbrier.com by Tuesday, October 15th.
Jewish Lawyers Association of British Columbia contact information
Jewish Lawyers Group events are presented by the Jewish Lawyers Association of B.C. The JLABC is run by local lawyers Noah Sarna, Alena Levitz, Jon Festinger, QC, and Jeremy Costin.
You can e-mail events@jlabc.ca or phone Jeremy at 604-434-5100 x33.
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