Volunteer Spotlight

Practice Point


Sharon Sutherland

SHARON SUTHERLAND, principal at True North Dispute Management, is a mediator and mediation consultant with expertise in conflict resolution training and program design.


Richard Lindsay, P.Eng., QC

RICHARD B. LINDSAY, P.Eng., QC is a founding partner of Lindsay LLP in Vancouver. His practice focuses on general insurance litigation, with particular emphasis on products liability, engineering, energy, and fire-related matters.


Helen Low, QC

HELEN LOW, QC practices at the Vancouver office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in the wills, trusts, and estates area, where she focuses on contentious matters that may lead to litigation.


Lyle Harris, QC

LYLE HARRIS, QC is a Partner at Harris & Brun. Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1976, Lyle is an experienced trial and appeal counsel who has prosecuted and defended all types of civil cases, both jury trials and judge-alone trials.


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.


James Baird—In the Spotlight

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


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.


Genevieve Taylor

GENEVIEVE TAYLOR is a principal in the firm Legacy Tax + Trust Lawyers who practices in the areas of wills, estates, trusts, and adult guardianship. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1998, Genevieve was called to the BC bar in 1999.

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