BarTalk | April 2019

  • April 01, 2019
Inside this issue:

What is administrative law? The law that “governs the governors”: arguably the area of law most directly related to lawyers’ function of speaking truth to power (as Jody Wilson-Raybould might say). In this Administrative Law issue, our writers address questions ranging from: “What is the role of the Charter in informing the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s determination of ‘minor’ motor-vehicle injuries?” to “How are overlaps in tribunal jurisdiction resolved?” We consider privacy around information disclosed in published decisions being used against disputants. We talk professional wellness for lawyers of all ages; Translink’s unusual framework for police-enforceable bylaws is discussed, as is innovation in legal service delivery, and visual, vocal, and physical spam. We cover the Canadian government’s discriminatory underfunding of services to First Nations youth and a related class-action, along with concerns about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision that the duty to consult does not apply to legislation drafting. We hope you enjoy this Administrative Law issue!

— Brandon D. Hastings, BarTalk Chair



Margaret A. Mereigh
Taking Innovation to the Profession

by Margaret A. Mereigh

Paul Todd
Prepare for Success

Effective preparation in ADR

by Paul Todd

Kerry L. Simmons, QC
Let's Talk

Meeting the needs and expectations of young lawyers

by Kerry L. Simmons, QC


Charter Values at the Civil Resolution Tribunal

Not so minor

by Matthew R. Voell and Oliver Pulleyblank

Bruce McIvor and Kate Gunn
Indigenous Matters
Change of Direction Required

Case comment on Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada

by Bruce McIvor & Kate Gunn

Lisa Picotte-Li
Privacy and the Open Court in a Brave, Big Data World

Just because an administrative tribunal could doesn’t mean it should

by Lisa Picotte-Li

Frances Rosner
Indigenous Matters
Jordan’s Principle - An Important First Step to Filling Gaps in Services to First Nations Children

by Frances Rosner

Tonie Beharrell
Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, 2018 SCC 32

Balancing statutory objectives with Charter protections

by Tonie Beharrell

Tony Wilson
When Sly Calls

Don’t touch that phone – don’t touch that phone!!!

by Tony Wilson, QC

Brandon Hastings
Transit Authority

Fair evasion?

by Brandon Hastings

David J. Bilinsky
Innovation in Legal Services Delivery

Contemplating a shift in focus

by David J. Bilinsky

Sean Vanderfluit
Two Tribunals Enter…

Admin bodies and jurisdictional conflicts

by Sean Vanderfluit

Alternative Business Structures

by David J. Bilinsky

Ben Parkin
WorkSafeBC and Judicial Review

by Ben Parkin

Allison Wolf
Pay Attention This Matters

Decoding the meaning of stress

by Allison Wolf

The Law Foundation of BC Marks Its 50th Anniversary

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