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James Vilvang, QC

JIM VILVANG is a senior partner with the Litigation group at Richards Buell Sutton LLP. He was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1974 and in the Yukon in 1994. Jim is also a Qualified Commercial Mediator. He was awarded Queen’s Counsel status in 1996.


Featured Course

Innovative Trial and Hearing Procedures 2020Friday, April 17, 2020. This course is aimed at implementing available innovative procedures to improve the conduct of trials and other hearings to achieve more timely, cost-effective, and high quality results for clients.


James Baird—In the Spotlight

A Q&A with James Baird, Course Presenter at CLEBC’s upcoming 2016 Wills Drafting Workshop in June.


Watch: Video Clips from CLEBC’s Access to Justice for Children Conference

The program, now available in our Webinar Archive, provides the foundation lawyers need regarding the nature of children’s legal rights, and the reality and complexity of the lives of children entitled to benefit from those rights. It links that foundation to the daily work lawyers do, suggesting practical ways for lawyers to effectively work with children to identify breaches of their legal rights and to provide remedies for them.


Featured Publication

Land Title Practice Manual—Your inside look into the BC Land Title and Survey Authority.


Access to Justice—Video Clips

WATCH: Video Clips from CLEBC’s “Access to Justice for Children Conference: Law Practice and Children’s Human Rights”


Lisa Martz

LISA MARTZ is a Vancouver lawyer with Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP. Lisa’s diverse commercial/civil litigation and administrative law practice includes disputes involving real estate, commercial contracts of all kinds, intellectual property, technology, aboriginal rights, defamation and regulatory matters.


Erin Tait

ERIN TAIT is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate Group at Koffman Kalef LLP. Erin’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions and development matters. Erin has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Real Estate Law since 2011.


Charles Harrison & Sandra Banister

CHARLES HARRISON is a partner in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights practice group at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver. He represents clients in a variety of provincially regulated business sectors including utilities, municipal government, shipyards, construction, and the forest industry.

SANDRA BANISTER, QC has practiced trade union law and civil litigation (primarily personal injury and wrongful dismissal) since 1982 when she was called to the BC bar. She acted as Special Counsel to the BC Transit Board on issues of successorship and contracting out, and represented the Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture as Special Advisor on the Status of the Artist.


CLEBC and CBABC in Partnership: Early Bird Discount

CLEBC is pleased to announce its partnership with CBABC to provide members an additional 10 calendar days to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on all CLEBC programs running from now until April 30, 2016.

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