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Legal Developments in the COVID-19 Era: Federal Employment Benefits, Tenant and Landlord Rights, and Human Rights

  • 22 Apr 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Zoom

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in not only how British Columbians live their lives, but also the legal landscape that governs us.

FACL BC invites you to participate in an informational online panel discussion on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 at 5:00-6:15 pm to learn more about developments arising out of this pandemic in the areas of Employment Insurance and other federal benefits, tenants’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities, and human rights law.

This event will feature a panel discussion with three experts in the above areas, followed by an interactive question and answer session.

Our panelists will be:

Laura Track, Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS):  Laura is a human rights lawyer and the Director of Education in CLAS’s Human Rights Clinic. She advocates on behalf of people who have experienced discrimination and assists complainants to navigate BC’s human rights process.

Emma Lazo, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC): Emma is the Public Education Coordinator for TRAC where her primary responsibility is delivering workshops on tenants’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities to communities across British Columbia. Emma also educates thousands of tenants and advocates each year by answering calls on TRAC’s tenant info line.

Jim Wu, Forte Law: Jim Wu is an employment lawyer at Forte Law. As a former EI adjudicator, Jim also advises on the ins and outs of Employment Insurance and represents both employees and employers at the Social Security Tribunal.

CPD Credits: 
Course name: Legal Developments in the COVID-19 Era: Federal Employment Benefits, Tenant and Landlord Rights, and Human Rights

Total course hours: 1.25

*Please note that this session will be recorded*

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