2024 Leaders in Learning Award: Fiona Hunter

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2024 Leaders in Learning Award: Fiona Hunter

It is with great pleasure to honour Fiona Hunter of Victoria’s Horne Coupar LLP with 2024’s CLEBC Leaders in Learning Award.

We proudly presented the award at the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch’s 38th Annual Bench and Bar Dinner in Vancouver on June 20. And while Fiona was unfortunately unable to attend the event in person, we were pleased to honour her many accomplishments at CLEBC.

Every two years, CLEBC recognizes an extraordinary person for their contribution to the enhancement of learning in our legal community by presenting them with our Leaders in Learning (LIL) Award, which Fiona most definitely deserves.

Fiona practices exclusively in estate planning — especially trusts — and acts as a mediator in estate litigation. Over the years, Fiona has given us countless hours to both CLEBC Programs and Publications, serving as a chair, speaker, editorial board member, and author. In fact, Fiona is one of our most prolific contributors, with 60+ contributions to her name.

Fiona is reliable, generous, conscientious, thorough, and extremely intelligent. As a course chair or speaker, Fiona makes sure topics are relevant and interesting and often uses her influence to recruit senior members of the bar as speakers. As a contributing author and editorial board member of CLEBC’s Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation publication, Fiona has brought her inquisitive mind to the project for over a decade, always raising thoughtful questions and making productive suggestions.

Having Fiona as one of our leading contributors has vastly improved the quality of wills, estates and trust practice in BC. We are fortunate she has devoted so much of her free time to CLEBC and are delighted to present her with this award. So thank you, Fiona, and congratulations!