February 14, 2019

BCLC Committee Dinner at Stanley Park

Join us at The Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver, BC at 7:00 p.m.

The BCLC, along with the Dispute Resolution, Judges Initiative, and Sports Law Committees, will host our ever-popular Committee Dinner and Women’s Business & Commercial Advocates Reception on Thursday March 28, 2019, with reception beginning at 7:00 p.m. and dinner at 8:00 p.m.  The venue is less than two miles from the meeting hotel.  Free transportation to and from the reception/dinner venue will be provided by the ABA.

The Women’s Business & Commercial Advocates Subcommittee will be honoring a nominee for their contributions in advancing women in the legal profession at the pre-dinner reception.

Our sponsors, crucial in making this great event and very special venue possible, include:

  • Farris
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Judge Gail Andler (Ret.)
  • Bayard, P.A.
  • Case Anywhere LLC
  • CourtCall
  • Bennett Jones
  • Damian & Valori LLP
  • Judge J. Stephen Shuster

In 1888, two years after the City of Vancouver was incorporated, Mayor David Oppenheimer opened Stanley Park.  The Stanley Park Pavilion, which first opened in 1913 to serve concessions, is located amongst the rose gardens of historic Stanley Park.  Since its early days as a turn of the century refreshment stand and social hub for parkgoers, the Pavilion has evolved into a modern event space with historic flair.  It promises to be a unique backdrop for everyone’s favorite Spring Meeting social event.  March is flowering bulb season at Stanley Park, and hopefully there will be plenty of flowers on view.  Get there early to stroll the grounds!

Please join us in thanking our BCLC Sponsors for the BCLC Dinner in Vancouver:

Farris is a leading Canadian law firm based in British Columbia. Our full-service firm represents some of the largest public and private institutions and corporations in the province, offering versatile and innovative approaches for over 100 years. Farris has been consistently rated one of Vancouver’s leading corporate and litigation law firms. Farris balances a strong regional and national presence with an expanding international practice that includes US, European, and Asia-Pacific based clients.

Farris provides timely, creative and practical representation backed by tremendous local knowledge and experience. We advocate for our clients in every forum and have expertise in all aspects of private and public law.  Since the firm was established in 1903 it has been involved in many of British Columbia’s leading cases at any given time. Today its broad and dynamic litigation practice not only retains its traditional high profile but continues to lead the development of the law in newer areas such as social media, public-private partnerships, and alternative dispute resolution. Farris counsel are consistently recognized as leaders in their field. This extends not only to its senior counsel but also to its deep roster of other litigation partners who are recognized as “stars” and “future stars” in their own right.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK. Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

Judge Gail Andler is a retired judge serving as a mediator, arbitrator and special master nationwide through JAMS. Her practice includes high-stakes b2b disputes; trade secrets/unfair competition matters; key employee and other employment disputes including allegations of discrimination and harassment; product liability and catastrophic injury; professional liability and officer/director misconduct allegations; and sports, entertainment and healthcare disputes.”

Bayard, P.A. is a commercial law firm that also provides personal legal services. The firm combines the experience in complex legal transactions and litigation found in larger firms with the accessibility and personal attention typical of smaller firms. We make it our mission to understand our clients’ business or personal legal challenges without the inefficiencies associated with multiple layers of professionals. At Bayard, we are committed to our clients’ success through innovative approaches to their most demanding business and legal challenges.

Case Anywhere is a national provider of online legal case management services.  We set up secure, dedicated case files for litigations, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative matters accessible through an encrypted Internet connection.  Our case hubs are launched on a case-by-case basis or as part of an ongoing relationship with a court, agency, arbitration association, law firm or other organization to host some or all of their disputed matters.  Through our secure site, legal professionals e-file and e-serve documents, access uploaded case records, calendar events, view deposition and hearing transcripts, and communicate over a message board.  Our web-based application is easy-to-use and intuitive, allowing users to quickly master its full range of functionality with limited effort and minimal time investment. To learn more about how we can streamline your next litigation, please visit our website at https://www.caseanywhere.com/.

Established in 1995, CourtCall’s Remote Appearance Platform has facilitated millions of appearances for thousands of Judges, attorneys and other participants throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide. CourtCall’s Remote Appearance Platform provides Judges, Court Staff, attorneys and other participants with efficient, organized and reliable technology services to allow for a simple remote appearance experience. Among the many uses for CourtCall include remote appearances for attorneys, mental health professionals, and Workers Compensation, remote video arraignments, and remote interpretation. Learn more at www.CourtCall.com.

Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to 400 lawyers and business advisors. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.

Damian & Valori LLP is an AV Rated business litigation firm that provides its clients with professional, high quality, experienced counseling, strategic advice, and representation in litigating and resolving complicated business and corporate disputes. The Firm handles Receiverships, corporate ownership and control disputes, shareholder rights, creditors rights claims, breach of contract and related theories of obligation matters, injunctions, business torts, employment litigation, corporate officer and director liability, securities, trademarks, real estate, and professional negligence in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, in and outside of Florida.

Judge Steve Schuster is a trial judge in the Superior Courts of Georgia.  He serves on the highest trial court level in Georgia and is based in the Cobb Judicial Circuit.