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CLE (Continuing Legal Education) Builders Liens Update 2015 course

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On November 24, 2015, John Logan and Don Thompson co-chaired the CLE (Continuing Legal Education) Builders Liens Update 2015 course for lawyers and Tyler Galbraith and Dave Mckenzie gave presentations.

Scott Booth will speak to the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.

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On May 14, 2015, Scott Booth will speak to the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. on organizing property and excluded property claims in family law proceedings.

Tyler Galbraith and Mike Demers will present on recent developments in construction law

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On May 13, 2015, Tyler Galbraith and Mike Demers will present on recent developments in construction law at the Construction Council of Vancouver Island’s Capital Project Delivery Forum, in Nanaimo. For more details, click here.

Tyler Galbraith will speak on Onerous Contract Clauses – How to Deal with Them

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Tyler Galbraith will speak on “Onerous Contract Clauses – How to Deal with Them” at the VRCA’s Construction Leadership Forum in Whistler on May 9, 2015.  For more details, click here.

Jane Reid will present at Family Law Drafting Basics program

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On April 10, 2015, Jane Reid, co-author of “Drafting Orders and Minutes of Settlement”, will present at the Continuing Legal Education Society’s  Family Law Drafting Basics program.

Scott Booth presentations in April 2015

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On April 10, 2015, Scott Booth will speak about best practices in drafting family law agreements at Continuing Legal Education Society’s Drafting Basics program. On April 24, Scott will present a paper on certain property issues under the Family Law Act at the Trial Lawyers Association course: “Family Law Practice and Procedure 2015”.

Tyler Galbraith and David Mckenzie will present at the VRCAs Vancouver office

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On April 16, 2015, Tyler Galbraith and David Mckenzie will present at the VRCA’s Vancouver office on “Tender, Contract, and Builders Lien Law: What You Need to Know”.  For more details, click here.

Renata Germann and David Claassen spoke at the Law & the Architect course

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On March 26, Renata Germann presented on Builders Liens and David Claassen spoke on “Bidding & Contract Award”, as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s course, Law & the Architect.

Kimberley J. Santerre co-presented the CBABC Young Lawyers – Lower Mainland Section workshop

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Kimberley J. Santerre co-presented the CBABC Young Lawyers – Lower Mainland Section workshop, “Drafting Effective Pleadings” on March 26, 2015.  She will co-present at a second workshop, “Drafting Effective Affidavits” on April 14, 2015. Attendance at the workshop provides two hours of continuing professional development credits.  For more information and to register, click here.

Family Law 2015: Challenging Issues and Emerging Trends

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Family Law 2015: Challenging Issues and Emerging Trends

Dinyar Marzban, Q.C. and Grace Choi, Q.C. will co-chair this day-long course on the latest developments in Family Law,  at UBC Robson Square on April 28th. Presented by the Pacific Business & Law Institute, the course is approved by the Law Society of BC for 6.5 hours of professional development credits. For more information and to register, click here.

John Logan and David Mckenzie will co-chair a day-long course on “Procurement: the Real World”

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Procurement: the Real World

John Logan and David Mckenzie will co-chair this day-long course at UBC Robson Square on April 29th. Presented by the Pacific Business & Law Institute, the course is approved by the Law Society of BC for 6.5 hours of professional development credits. For more information and to register, click here.

David Mckenzie and Renata Germann will speak at SICA workshop

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David Mckenzie and Renata Germann will speak at the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) 15th Annual Consultant/Contractor/Owner (CCO) Workshop on February 12, 2015 in Kelowna. Registration and further information is available here.

Tyler Galbraith and David Mckenzie will present at VRCA.

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On January 20, 2015, Tyler Galbraith and David Mckenzie will present “Tender, Contract, and Builders Lien Law: What You Need to Know” at Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA). View course here.

JML lawyers spoke at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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On November 27, 2014, two JML lawyers spoke at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, as part of the AIBC’s course, Law & the ArchitectRenata Germann presented on Builders Liens and David Claassen presented on “Bidding & Contract Award”.

Michael Dew made a presentation on Bankruptcy and the Builders Lien Act

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Michael Dew made a presentation on “Bankruptcy and the Builders Lien Act” at the “Vancouver Insolvency Discussion Group” on October 28, 2014.

John Logan will co-chair “Hottest Construction Issues & Trends”

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On November 25th, John Logan will co-chair “Hottest Construction Issues & Trends”, at the  SFU Segal Graduate School of Business. For more information and to register, visit: www.affinityinstitute.ca

John Logan will speak on Tendering Law at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC,

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On October 24th, John Logan will speak on Tendering Law at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Pan Pacific Hotel.  Register online at: http://www.cle.bc.ca/onlinestore/productdetails.aspx?cid=1060

Big Hall Lecture on builders liens

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On September 19th, John Logan and Don Thompson delivered the Big Hall Lecture on builders liens to the recent law school graduates attending the PLTC (Bar Admission) course.

John Logan will be Co-Chairing a full day Pacific Business and Law program

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On October 9th, 2014, John Logan will be Co-Chairing a full day Pacific Business and Law program entitled “Construction Law Theory, Common Misconceptions and Practical Reality” at UBC Robson Square. David Mckenzie will speak on contractual liability issues at the event.

Tyler Galbraith and David Mckenzie will be presenting at VRCA

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On October 8, 2014, Tyler Galbraith and David Mckenzie will be presenting at VRCA on tender, contract and builders lien law. View the course on the VRCA website.

Samantha Simpson presented a a paper on “Queer Parents and the Law”

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Samantha Simpson presented a a paper on “Queer Parents and the Law” at the National Family Law Conference in July 2014. Ms. Simpson is co-instructing on family law at UBC.

Bill Veenstra will be speaking at the CBA Canadian Legal Conference

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On August 15,  Bill Veenstra will be speaking at the CBA Canadian Legal Conference on The Evolution of the Summary Trial Rule – the BC Experience.


JML at CLEBC 2014

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John Logan will be co-chairing the CLEBC’s “Construction Law 2014: Adapting to a Changing Practice” on Wednesday, May 21. Tyler Galbraith will be presenting at the course which will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver or via Live Webinar. Register at: http://www.cle.bc.ca.

Scott Booth chaired CLEBC seminar of new Family Law Act

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Scott Booth, along with Jeff Rose, Q.C. and Barbara Nelson Q.C., chaired the CLEBC full day seminar on property issues under the new Family Law Act.  The event, held at the Pan Pacific hotel on April 25, 2014, was popular with over 200 registrants, including judges, lawyers, and business valuators.

David Mckenzie presented at the 2014 CLEBC Civil Litigation Conference

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On March 28, 2014, David Mckenzie presented at the 2014 CLEBC Civil Litigation Conference on the topic of limitation periods under the new Limitation Act and their effect on construction disputes.

Grace Choi will present at the CAIRP

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On May 12, Grace Choi will present at the CAIRP’s (Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Practitioner)  Insolvency and Restructuring Forum on the topic of the  Family Law Act and the  Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Grace Choi and Kelsey Beazer present at Family Law Conference

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On May 9, Grace Choi and Kelsey Beazer will present  “The Division of Property Under the  FLA: Fair and Intuitive?”  at the Trial Lawyers’ Association of BC’s Family Law Conference.

Rob DuMerton and David Mckenzie at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

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On March 21st, Rob DuMerton and David Mckenzie spoke at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Big Hall Lecture

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On February 28, 2014, John Logan and Don Thompson delivered the Big Hall Lecture on builders liens to the recent law school graduates attending the PLTC (Bar Admission) course.

Dinyar Marzban speaking Pacific Business and Law Institute’s event

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On May 22nd, 2014, Dinyar Marzban will be speaking on family law and disclosure obligations for corporations at the Pacific Business and Law Institute’s event “Tax and Estate Planning for the Family Business: Practical Tools for the Present and the Future.”   Register at: https://www.pbli.com/programs/register?itemid=123

John Logan co-chairing Construction Law seminar

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On May 21st, 2014, John Logan will once again be co-chairing the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s seminar on Construction Law.

Scott Booth and Jane Reid featured speakers at CLEBC

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Scott Booth and Jane Reid were featured speakers at the CLEBC’s two-day Family Law Basics conference, held at the Pan Pacific Hotel and Convention Centre February 3 and 4, 2014.

Grace Choi presented How Does the New Family Law Act Affect Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practitioners

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Grace Choi presented “How Does the New Family Law Act Affect Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practitioners” at the Insolvency Discussion Group meeting on January 28.

Michael Dew presents Effective Cross Examination of Experts on Scientific Evidence

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On January 23, Michael Dew gave a presentation on “Effective Cross Examination of Experts on Scientific Evidence” at a conference on  Engineering Evidence in Civil Litigation conducted by the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

John Logan to present at Pacific Business and Law Institute

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On December 4, 2013, John Logan will be presenting at the Pacific Business and Law Institute’s “Art of the Deal” Seminar. John will be speaking on “Which provisions cause the most problems in construction contracts.”

Scott Booth on Dividing Family Property, January 28th

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Scott Booth will be speaking on the subject of dividing family property under the new Family Law Act at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s January 28, 2014 course for family lawyers.

Tyler Galbraith on Tender, Contract + Builders Lien Law

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Tyler Galbraith will be presenting on tender, contract and builders lien law at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association office on November 6, 2013, and presenting on priorities and the Builders Lien Act on November 15, 2013, for the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.

Rob DuMerton and Bill Veenstra present on CCDC 5A and 5B contracts

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Rob DuMerton and Bill Veenstra will be presenting on the CCDC 5A and 5B Contracts to the City of Richmond on October 2, 2013.

Continuing presentation series: new BC Hydro Contract Form

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Mike Demers and Bill Veenstra are continuing their presentation series on the new BC Hydro form of contract for its construction projects. Bill presented in Victoria on June 25, and Mike will be presenting in Prince George on July 9.

Rob DuMerton presentation on the BC Real Estate Development Marketing Act

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Rob DuMerton recently presented on the BC Real Estate Development Marketing Act to the BC Chapter of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors on the morning of June 26, 2013, in Vancouver. The event was part of an ongoing series, “Legal Breakfast Briefing.”

Big Hall Lecture

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On May 31, 2013, Don Thompson and Dave Mckenzie delivered the Big Hall Lecture on builders liens to the recent law school graduates attending the PLTC (Bar Admission) course.

Mike Demers and Bill Veenstra on BC Hydro’s new form of contract

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Mike Demers and Bill Veenstra have given presentations to industry groups on the new BC Hydro form of contract for its construction projects. Presentations were given in conjunction with BC Hydro representatives on April 25, 2013 in Vancouver and on May 1, 2013 in Kelowna, with members of the BC Roadbuilders, Independent Contractors and Businesses Association, Vancouver Regional Construction Association and Southern Interior Construction Association attending.
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Bill Veenstra on Preparing for the new BC Limitation Act

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Bill Veenstra gave presentations to members of the Canadian Bar Association on “Preparing for the New BC Limitation Act” on January 30, 2013 in Vancouver and April 24, 2013 in Victoria.

David Mckenzie on Builders Liens Tips for Solicitors

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On April 25, 2013, David Mckenzie gave a presentation entitled “Builders Liens Tips for Solicitors” to the CBABC Real Property – Vancouver Section at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Mike Demers and David Mckenzie present legal update at SICA

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On February 7, 2013, Mike Demers and David Mckenzie presented the legal update portion of the Southern Interior Construction Association’s 13th Annual Consultant, Contractor and Owner Event held in Kelowna.

John Logan speaks at PBLI event

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On December 11, 2012, John Logan spoke on tendering and procurement issues at a Pacific Business and Law Institute conference entitled “Construction Contracts : How To Prevent Costly Mistakes”.

JML Lawyers present at National Family Law Program

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On July 16, 2012, Dinyar Marzban and Jamie Wood presented a paper they authored entitled “Lump Sum Spousal Support – Refining A Blunt Instrument” at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s 2012 National Family Law Program in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Don Thompson and Jason Twa deliver the Big Hall Lecture

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In June 2010, Don Thompson and Jason Twa delivered the Big Hall Lecture on builders liens to British Columbia’s next crop of lawyers at the bar admission course.

John Logan Speaks at Pacific Business Law Seminar

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John Logan spoke on May 7, 2010 at the Pacific Business Law Institute’s seminar on Construction Law: Practical Guidelines for Doing Business in 2010 – Delay Claims:  What is Required, Potential Ramifications and Practical Insight.

Dinyar Marzban Co-chairs CLE Presentations

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Dinyar Marzban has recently co-chaired CLE presentations to lawyers on the new rules in Vancouver and Victoria and was also a speaker at a similar CLE in Vancouver for legal assistants.