Summary of Meetings: Legal Research
Number of Meetings Held:3
September 22, 2022
Registration Count: 43
Guest Speakers: Alison M. Wilkinson
Meeting Title/Topic: Gender Diversity in Legal Writing: Pronouns, Honorifics, and Gender-Inclusive Techniques
Synopsis: This presentation provided information and resources for lawyers and other professionals seeking to write in a gender inclusive way. It provided information regarding key terms and common misconceptions regarding gender diversity.
November 21, 2022
Registration Count: 113
Guest Speakers: Lisa Petere, KC and Catherine Whitehead
Meeting Title/Topic: Refresher on the Law of Privilege
Synopsis: Catherine Whitehead and Lisa Peters, KC reviewed the scope and content of, and the exceptions to, the class privileges relevant to commercial practice and commercial litigation (solicitor/client privilege; litigation privilege; and settlement privilege).
March 28, 2023
Registration Count: 109
Guest Speakers: Dr. Alexandra Flynn
Meeting Title/Topic: Municipal Law and the Shifting Nature of Municipal Authority
Synopsis: Dr. Alexandra Flynn discussd recent judicial and legislative decisions in Canada focused on municipal authority. Cases covered included Canada v Vavilov, Toronto v Ontario and Vancouver v 0733603 B.C. Ltd et al., as well as new legislation introduced in BC and Ontario. This was a joint meeting with Municipal Law.