Annual Report 2016/2017

  • August 16, 2017

Submitted by Section Treasurer, Blair Franklin

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held:3

November 17, 2016
Guest Speakers: Jill Sinkwich and Tona Hetherington
Meeting Title/Topic: The New Societies Act and Transitioning into the Act
Synopsis: Discussed the new Societies Act and how it will operate.

February 23, 2017
Guest Speakers: Ward Clapham, Sharon Cartmill Lane, Darren Williams, Marty Eakins, Bill Younie QC, Sonya Parkin, Chelsea Wilson, Barbara Day Sort, Trina Brubaker, Kathleen Sugiyama, Chris Murphy, Chuck Blanar, Ian Grove, Wendy Clifford, Doug Torrie, Richard Swift QC, and Blair Franklin
Meeting Title/Topic: 4th Annual Central Vancouver Island Lawyers/Solicitors Conference
Synopsis: Presentations on the following topics: Cyper-Threats and Security for Today's Law Office, Employment Law-Restrictive Covenants, Marine Law Issues, The Role of the Insolvency Specialist, Farm Debt Mediation Act, Appealing Canada Revenue Agency Imposed Penalties/Interest re: Late Filing of Estate Tax Returns, Update on s.58 of WESA, Problems with Bare Land Stratas, Mitigating Litigation Risk When Taking Will Instructions: Blended Families and Other Circumstances, Family Law-How Solicitors Can Assist their Clients, Non-Litigation Strategies for Dealing with Online Defamation and Garrassment, Recent Cases of Interest to Lenders and Borrowes and a Roundtable Discussion-Protecting your Professional Client.

May 25, 2017
Guest Speaker: Dr. David Robertson, Executive Medical Director Geographic Area 3 - Laboratory Medicine; Medical Imaging; Pharmacy, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Meeting Title/Topic: Physician Assisted Death in BC
Synopsis: Discussed the implementation and operation of the new provisions on physician assisted death on Vancouver Island and in B.C. including the current numbers on use.

Comments and Observations of the Chair