Our Associates Janessa Mason and Cory Russell have just completed the Winter 2023 session of the Vancouver Bar Association Inns of Court program.
2023 Inns of Court program
2023 CABL BC Mentorship Program
As the Mentorship Director for the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (BC Chapter), it’s my role to develop the mentorship program connecting Black lawyers in BC with Black/African/Caribbean/mixed-race law students at UVic, Thompson Rivers, and Allard.
Commentary - R. v Saad
The state really is watching you: The courts blur, again, the distinction between public and private information in a regulatory prosecution. A case comment on R. v Saad, 2021 BCSC 1117 (CanLII).
Commentary - R. v Stevikova
In R. v Stevikova, the accused successfully appealed a sentence imposed after a conviction under the Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488.
Working With Your Regulator While Police Watch
Your phone rings. Your client is panicking. A regulator tells them that investigators and the police will be at their site the next day investigating an incident.
The benefits of decision analysis
Most litigators who have benefitted from participating as counsel in a few trials can assess, with reasonable confidence, whether their client has a "strong" or a "weak" case.
fairness opinions in plans of arrangements
In 2014, corporate and securities lawyers across Canada united with grave concern over the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's decision in Champion Iron Mines, 2014 ONSC 1988.
Why Lawyers are bad mediators
I just finished a mediation without success. And I realized one major issue is that lawyers are part of the problem.
Preparing a Great Chronology
Lawyers work most efficiently and effectively when they have a detailed history of a dispute from a client. Lawyers frequently call them "case chronologies". A good case chronology helps a lawyer:
Is there a deadline before which I must start my lawsuit?
In British Columbia (any other jurisdictions may have different rules), and with several exceptions, you must start your lawsuit within two years after you discover that you may have a lawsuit.