CBABC Sections: Bridging the best of both worlds


June 2022

CBABC Sections: Bridging the best of both worlds

With COVID restrictions lifting, Section meetings are beginning the transition from virtual to our new hybrid model, where people can join in-person or by Zoom. No matter where you are, you can now host an in-person hub with your local colleagues to view the meeting. We know that Sections meetings are about content and connecting — and we’ll be working hard in 2022-23 to deliver both. 

Between March and May, 80 Section meetings were held in BC. Here are a few highlights!

Build Your resumé and Interview Tips

Young Lawyers - Lower Mainland invited Miriam Leung and Meaghan Loughry of the Counsel Network to share tips on writing the perfect resumé and mastering online interviews. They discussed formulating a stand-out resumé, the purpose of a deal sheet/representative cases list, and how to prepare for an interview in person or virtually.

For the Love of Litigation Annual Dinner

Civil Litigation - Vancouver hosted The Hon. Justice Jaqueline Hughes, The Hon. Justice Jasvinder S. (Bill) Basran, The Hon. Justice G. Bruce Butler, The Hon. Justice E.J. Adair (Ret’d) and John Logan, QC, at their 2nd annual in-person dinner. Over 100 attendees convened to hear from speakers about funny, important, or cherished events in their career.

John-Paul Boyd, QC: The Places Family Law Can Take You

Family Law - Vancouver Island hosted the always-entertaining John-Paul Boyd, QC to discuss the path to a career in family law, and the enhancement of day-to-day practice with authorship of family law resources for the public.

Arbitration Nuts and Bolts

This joint meeting by the Civil Litigation – Vancouver and Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) adopted a hybrid format and hosted experienced arbitrators and practitioners for an afternoon panel discussion and cocktail reception. Ludmila B. Herbst, QC, William E. Knutson, QC, and Craig R. Chiasson shared tips on how to navigate and effectively advocate in domestic and international arbitrations. This was followed by a half-hour networking reception.

Developing a Niche Practice

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm invited Cynthia Mason and Monique Shebbeare to share their experience with practising in niche areas and tips on how to develop a specialized practice.