Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: Young Lawyers - Lower Mainland

Number of Meetings Held: 12

June 20, 2018
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: AGM and Summer Social
Synopsis: The Young Lawyers - Lower Mainland Section met for the end of the year Annual General Meeting. They mingled, met the 2018-2019 executive, and leart about the exciting events that the Section has planned for the upcoming term.

June 14 , 2018
Guest Speaker: The Honourable Master Peter Keighley, Supreme Court of British Columbia
Meeting Title/Topic: Master Shadowing Program - New Westminster Edition
Synopsis: Ever wondered about the day in the life of a Supreme Court Master?

At this event ten participants had the opportunity to shadow a Master of the British Columbia Supreme Court for a day and learn tips and tricks on Chambers advocacy.

May 24, 2018
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Whiskey Tasting Event 2018
Synopsis: The CBABC Young Lawyers Section and the Young Engineers from the Young Professional Groups of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies held their annual Whiskey Tasting Event!
The hosts at The Irish Heather offered a variety of spirits with different tasting flights to enjoy.

May 08 , 2018
Guest Speaker: Ashley Syer, Syer Law, Jeremy Hessing-Lewis, Small Law, Chandan Sabharwal, Sabharwal Law Group, Mike C. Stewart, ATAC Law Corporation
Meeting Title/Topic: Going Rogue: Tips on Starting your own Practice as a Young Lawyer
Synopsis: The panel of speakers are all young lawyers who have "Gone Rogue" and started their own practice. They shared practice management tips, things they wish they'd known before they started, things they learned, and more.

March 08 , 2018
Guest Speaker:The Honourable Chrisopher E. Hinkson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, The Honourable Robert J. Bauman of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, The Honourable Thomas Crabtree of the Provincial Court of British Columbia
Meeting Title/Topic: Annual Judges Dinner
Synopsis: The Chief Justices and Chief Judge engaged each other and discussed with us how lawyers can act as leaders both in and out of the courtroom. They addressed ways that young lawyers can contribute to the administration of justice, the legal community, and service to the public.

March 07, 2018
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Vancouver Speed Networking
Synopsis: The CBABC Young Lawyers-Lower Mainland Section networked with a fun social mixer.

February 15, 2018
Guest Speaker: Lyle Harris, QC
Meeting Title/Topic: Discovery Practice: Losing Your Privilege
Synopsis: The Young Lawyers - Lower Mainland Section joined Mr. Lyle Harris, QC - Discovery Practice: Losing Your Privilege - and heard the man who literally writes the book on Discovery Practice in B.C.

November 30, 2017
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: A Holiday Affair - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Synopsis: The CBA Young Lawyer Lower Mainland Section, CFA Society Vancouver, and the Chartered Professional Accountants united to to bring in a grand display of ugly sweaters, networking, and fun.

November 29, 2017
Guest Speaker: William E. Knutson, QC
Meeting Title/Topic: Mediation and Arbitration: Tips and Tricks for Junior Counsel
Synopsis: William Knutson, QC, presented his mediation and arbitration "Tips and Tricks for Junior Counsel."

November 01, 2017 - November 02, 2017
Guest Speaker:
Meeting Title/Topic: Master Shadowing
Synopsis: Participants joined Master Harper for dinner on November 1, 2017. On November 2, 2017, partipants shadowed Master Harper for a day in chambers which was followed by a one-hour debrief and question period.

October 25, 2017
Guest Speaker:
Meeting Title/Topic: Speed Networking
Synopsis: The CBABC Young Lawyers-Lower Mainland Section networked with a fun social mixer.

October 05 , 2017
Guest Speaker: N/A
Meeting Title/Topic: Monte Carlo Night with CFAs and CPAs
Synopsis: The Young Lawyers - Lower Mainland Section in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accounts of BC and the CFA Society Vancouver held their annual Monte Carlo Night.

Guests had the opportunity to win various prizes playing classic casino games - including poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps - whilst enjoying canap├ęs and live jazz in this unique social mixer.

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