Sections Update | August 2021

Noteworthy Section meetings

August 2021

Sections Update | August 2021

Civil Litigation — Vancouver

Civil Litigation — Vancouver Section hosted three meetings in May and June with exceptional attendance:

  • Chambers Practice Dos and Don’ts with Master Terry Vos — Master Vos and Jonathan Corbett spoke on their views, strategies, and tips on ways lawyers can adapt and succeed in chambers from the perspectives of both the Bench and the Bar.
  • How-to of Summary Trials — Claire Hunter, QC and Craig Watson provided their insight
    and guidance on summary trial applications.
  • The Bad Court Day: Tips for Navigating and Recovering from Challenging Hearings — Madam Justice Ahmad, Brook Greenberg, QC and Lisa Hamilton, QC shared tips and tricks on how to navigate challenging days in court and recover from difficult hearings.

Criminal Justice — Vancouver

Criminal Justice — Vancouver Section hosted Wrongful Convictions: Prevention and Reversals, featuring Mary Ainslie, QC, Tamara Levy, Tom Arbogast, and Tony Paisana. The panel described the shortcomings in the law student education on wrongful conviction, which led to the creation of the UBC Innocence Project. The Project gives Allard Law students the opportunity to work with experienced and established lawyers to investigate cases of wrongful conviction. This Section meeting is available to all members for free on PD On-Demand.

Civil Litigation  — Vancouver Island and Okanagan

Civil Litigation — Vancouver Island and Okanagan Sections held a joint meeting on Duty of Honest Performance in Contracts with Jeffrey Robinson and Joseph Ensom, who discussed the impacts of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision to C.M. Callow Inc. V. Zollinger.

Women Lawyers Forum — Kamloops  

Women Lawyers Forum — Kamloops provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from Bencher by-election candidates in the Kamloops district. This meeting was a first of its kind, and the Section hopes to host similar meetings in the future.

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum

For the 14th Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Auction held in June, the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum raised over $13,500 to support the stature and influence of Indigenous peoples in the legal profession.

In collaboration with the Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society, ALF hosted a second Sharing and Support Circle for Indigenous Peoples, in light of the recent discoveries of unmarked graves at residential schools across Canada.