PIBC 2020 CPL Webinar #5 - Legal Update: Local Government, Legal Obligations and Public Engagement in the Age of COVID – 19
May 27th 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
CPL Units: 1.5

Webinar recording available for purchase. 
To purchase this webinar recording, please email office@pibc.bc.ca, noting your purchase option below. Eligible member name required for member rates.

Cost (+ GST) & CPL Unit Eligibility:

Individual - PIBC Member: $39
Single purchase for personal use - one member eligible to report 1.5 CPL units

Group - PIBC Member: $99
Group purchase for shared use - all group members eligible to report 1.5 CPL units

Individual - Non Member: $59
Single purchase for personal use

Important Note: Each webinar (live or recording) can be watched and reported only ONCE for 1.50 organized & structured units. Subsequent re-watching of the same webinar does not qualify for additional CPL credits.


Webinar info:

This timely webinar will explore the legal requirements of holding virtual council meetings, committee meetings, public hearings, public consultations, and what local governments should consider as they adapt processes and strategies in response to Covid – 19, including “force majeure provisions” and contractual obligations.  The webinar will open with a brief case law update.

Our Speakers:

Guy Patterson MCIP, RPP 
Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors

Guy completed his law degree at UBC and clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court before articling at Young Anderson. He was called to the bar and joined the firm as an associate in March 2014. Before law school Guy worked as a planner for local governments and non-profit organizations in British Columbia, and for a brief stint in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and maintains a general practice in municipal law with a focus on land use planning and regulation. Outside the office he spends most of his time with his wife and their four children.

Alyssa Bradley
Young Anderson Barristers & Solicitors

Alyssa graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Environmental Biology and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. She summered and articled with Young, Anderson and then joined the firm after her call to the bar in 2004. Alyssa is a partner at Young, Anderson.  Before attending law school, Alyssa worked in forest research for the University of Alberta and the Canadian Forest Service. She maintained an environmental interest at law school being actively involved and holding an executive position with the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre.


Alyssa is a solicitor as well as a litigator and has appeared in all levels of Court in British Columbia. She has also appeared before the Environmental Appeal Board and the Agricultural Land Commission, She has been a guest lecturer at the UBC Faculty of Law in municipal law, the UVic Faculty of Law in administrative law and the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning in planning and land use law as well as various seminars and courses on municipal and land use law sponsored by the Simon Fraser University and Capilano University. She has also spoken at the Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference, the International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference and the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid 19 and many people working from home, PIBC has temporarily increased its webinar capacity and we are able to offer up to 5 separate log-ons for each group registration.

Technical FAQs info on the main registration site:

Important Note About Group Registration:  The group registration normally provides for one shared connection to be used by a group together in one location, and normally there is no maximum limit to the number people that can be in a group. However, in light of the COVID-19 situation, we have modified our group registration options to allow a registered group to have up to five (5) separate login connections for each webinar, including the primary registrant.

To take advantage of this option, the primary individual registering for the group will need to enter not only their own information when registering, but also add each of the other participants in their group as  'guests' during the online registration process. You will need to provide the full name and email address of all of the other participants in the group (up to a maximum of 4 guests, for a total of 5 group members). That way each individual in the group will receive the second reminder email with the webinar link, enabling them to connect to the webinar.



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