The Legal Community's Role in Addressing the Climate Crisis

  • 27 Apr 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

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The devastating impacts of the climate crisis in British Columbia and around the world have highlighted the urgent need for action across all sectors of society, including the legal profession. Lawyers and legal organizations have a critical role to play in dealing with climate change by providing legal expertise to respond to climate-related risks and opportunities, develop policies, regulations, and laws that address climate change, and advocate for climate action within their own organizations and the broader community.

Join FACL BC's Advocacy Committee on April 27, 2023 for an informative and thought-provoking discussion on the intersection of the legal profession and climate justice. The panel features lawyers, academics, and community leaders who will share their perspectives and insights on how the legal profession can contribute to addressing the urgent challenges of climate change.

As part of this discussion, we will also be seeking input on a climate resolution that will be submitted at the upcoming Law Society of BC's Annual General Meeting. The resolution calls on the Law Society to take a leadership role in addressing the climate crisis by developing policies and initiatives to reduce the legal profession's climate impacts, promoting sustainability and climate literacy in legal education, and supporting lawyers in advocating for climate action. 


  • Dr. Carol Liao, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Business Law at the UBC Allard School of Law
  • Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Gid7ahl Gudsllaay, K.C. Citizen and General Counsel of the Haida Nation 
  • Bruno Caron, Partner at Miller Thomson LLP  


  • Hasan Alam, FACL BC Advisory Director and Staff Lawyer at the BCGEU
  • David How, FACL BC Advocacy Committee Chair and Articling Student at Cassels

This event qualifies for 1.5 CPD credits in Professional Responsibility and Ethics. 

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