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Women Lawyers Forum Education Day – “Defining Moments – Leadership & Ethics”

Date: Friday, May 14, 2010 Time: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm I am excited to be able to participate in this year’s CBA BC Branch Women Lawyers Forum Education Day event. Along with Elizabeth Watson and Stacey Handley, I will participate on a leadership panel which will be led by Marion McAdam of Fourth Wall [...]

By | March 8th, 2010|General Law, Public Affairs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lengthy oral examinations no more?

In my last blog, which introduced the coming changes to discovery practice under the new Supreme Court Civil Rules, my focus was document production. In Karen Redmond’s recent blog, she discussed the possible negative consequences of new restrictions to be placed on the use of written interrogatories. The other key tool in the discovery process [...]

By | January 20th, 2010|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lengthy oral examinations no more?

New Supreme Court Civil Rules try to curb excessive document disclosure

In the weeks to come, I will explore key aspects of the new Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules that will come into effect in British Columbia on July 1, 2010. The current rules governing the discovery process, including the production of documents and oral examinations, were among those targeted for revision. Existing Rule 26 [...]

By | November 26th, 2009|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Supreme Court Civil Rules try to curb excessive document disclosure

Expanding the Role of the Paralegal in the Modern Law Office

More than 20 years have passed since graduating from my paralegal program in Ontario.   After deciding to relocate to British Columbia four years later, I found myself starting at the ground up, feeling disillusioned that none of the lawyers I had interviewed with seemed to grasp what I had to offer.  But I was young, [...]

By | September 18th, 2009|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expanding the Role of the Paralegal in the Modern Law Office

New Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules for BC

Attorney General Michael de Jong, QC and Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Brenner announced new Civil and Family court rules today with the goal of promoting increased access to justice and to balance the interests and concerns of the legal community and the public who access the justice system.  The rules and a revised schedule [...]

By | July 7th, 2009|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules for BC

Vancouver Law Day – April 25, 2009

Law Day 2009 will provide the public with the opportunity to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of our Canadian democracy. On Saturday, April 25th from 10AM to 3PM all residents of the Greater Vancouver area are invited to come down to the Central Vancouver Public [...]

By | April 13th, 2009|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vancouver Law Day – April 25, 2009