Annual Report 2020/2021

  • August 17, 2021

Summary of Meetings: Young Lawyers - Victoria

Number of Meetings Held:5

November 18, 2020
Registration Count: 21
Guest Speaker: Pinder Cheema, QC, Bencher, Victoria Dean Lawton, QC, Bencher, Victoria
Meeting Title/Topic: Benchers Talk
Synopsis: Pinder Cheema, QC and Dean Lawton, QC, the elected Benchers in Victoria, graciously gave up an hour of their time to discuss a wide variety of topics and answer questions from all three CBABC Young Lawyers sections.

December 10, 2020
Registration Count: 12
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Holiday Social 2020
Synopsis: An opportunity for young lawers in Victoria to get together virtually! We haven't seen much of each other this year, but we took the time to check-in with all our friends and colleagues.

March 15, 2021
Registration Count: 53
Guest Speaker: Pinder Cheema, QC
Meeting Title/Topic: Benchers Talk
Synopsis: Join Pinder Cheema, QC, one of the elected Benchers in Victoria, who has graciously offered her time to meet with the Young Lawyers Victoria Section of CBABC. Topics of discussion included the joint initiative by the CBA and Federation of Law Societies regarding Well Being in our profession, the Return to Practice Rules, and general practice tips and reminders for young lawyers.

April 15, 2021
Registration Count: 101
Guest Speaker: Mike Watkins, Senior Wealth Advisor with Scotia Wealth Management
Meeting Title/Topic: Investing 101
Synopsis: The Young Lawyers Victoria section invited Mike Watkins, Senior Wealth Advisor with Scotia Wealth Management, who discussed some important points about financial planning for lawyers starting out in their practice. Mike provided information on important fundamentals to financial planning, including investing, covering topics such as the basics of investing, account types and traits, sources of income, common investing errors and misconceptions.

April 23, 2021
Registration Count: 35
Guest Speaker: Mark Tweedy, C. MED, C. ARB.
Meeting Title/Topic: Preparing for Mediation with Mark Tweedy, C. MED, C. ARB.
Synopsis: This seminar covered aspects of basic negotiation theory, developing a mediation strategy, drafting the mediation brief, and preparing the client for the mediation.


Speaker Bio
Mark Tweedy works exclusively as mediator, arbitrator, and adjudicator. He was called to the BC Bar in 1982, and practiced as a trial lawyer for many years.
Mark has mediated well over 1500 civil claims involving commercial disputes, family businesses, personal injury, aviation, professional liability, construction, insurance, shareholders’ and joint venture partners’ disputes, real estate, employment, and wills and estates. He received his Chartered Mediator designation in 2017.


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