Annual Report 2013/2014

  • July 15, 2014

Social Justice
Submitted by Section Co-Chair, Rajwant Mangat

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held: 3

December 3, 2013
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Social Meeting with Members of the Social Justice Advocacy Network
Synopsis: Opportunity for networking and kick off into exams for student members of the Section.

March 19, 2014
Guest Speakers: Andrea Hilland, LSBC, and barbara findlay, Q.C., and Nancy Morrison
Meeting Title/Topic: Diversity by Design: Numbers, Narratives & Next Steps for the BC Legal Community
Synopsis: This was a joint Section meeting held with the Public Sector Lawyers Section to discuss diversity in the legal profession.

March 19, 2014
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Spring Kickoff - Social Justice Drinks
Synopsis: Spring networking meeting for members of the section to get to know one another and discussion of executive for the following year.

Comments and Observations of the Co-Chair

The Social Justice Section is an umbrella Section that brings together members of the CBABC who practice in diverse areas of law. The Social Justice Section provides a "home" within the CBABC for members whose practice has a social justice component, or for whom social justice is an important aspect of practicing law. We meet throughout the year for informal discussions about developments in the law and in our own practices. The Section serves also to introduce law students and young lawyers to more senior lawyers, facilitating informal mentoring relationships. We are always looking for new members, and for ideas about how the section can be of value to our membership and to the CBABC more broadly.