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BCPA Professional Development Course on "What is Legal Coaching?"

21 Oct 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

Our next professional development course is scheduled for October 21, 2020.

This course will be offered by live webinar only via Zoom.

Registration is mandatory. See below for registration instructions.

Please join us and take advantage of our FREE Professional Development Course Scheduled on Wednesday October 21, 2020.  

The BCPA's Professional Development Committee are excited to offer our fifth Professional Development Course of 2020 on the topic of "What is Legal Coaching?".


  • Access to Justice Issues

  • Solutions to improve access to legal services

  • What is legal coaching?

  • Practice tips to set up a legal coaching business

  • How to reduce risks

We are honoured to have our guest speaker for this Course. 

Jo-Anne (Jodie) Stark, B.Comm, J.D., CLC 

Jo-Anne Stark is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, with degrees in Commerce and Law; she is a member of both the Sask and BC Law Societies and has been a lawyer for over 25 years.  

After relocating to BC in 2016, Jo-Anne became a certified coach and mediator.  She has been a strong advocate for access to justice, working on a national policy committee to amend laws for victims of domestic violence.  She has also acted as arbitrator for the BC government for landlord/tenant online disputes.  Jo-Anne describes herself as a “legal disrupter”, having launched the first virtual legal practice that offers only legal coaching and consulting for self-represented litigants, called Stark Solutions.  She regularly presents to lawyers, law students and the public on legal coaching and innovations in legal service delivery.   

Her role as Director of Advocacy at the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, has enabled her to work directly with lawyers on issues related to access to justice.   Most recently, Jo-Anne established the Legal Coaches Association, a national non-profit association that includes paralegals, lawyers and advocates that are certified as legal coaches, providing an affordable alternative for self-represented litigants in Canada.  


Date:  Wednesday October 21, 2020

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Webinar only via Zoom


Please email to register for this course.

The Subject Line in your email should state: October PDC 

Provide your name, contact details and your membership number.  1 to 2 days prior to the PDC, we will provide all attendees with the Zoom webinar link to access viewership.  Any questions:  please contact the BCPA by email: 

**Your membership number can be located on your BCPA profile page.

Thank you from your Professional Development Program Committee

21 Oct 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT

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