Rising Star Contributors: 2011 to 2018

CLEBC is privileged to work with over 1,000 amazing contributors each year.

Our contributors come from diverse professional backgrounds and include lawyers, judges, academics, paralegals, legal support staff, and other experts from every area of law. To all of our contributors, thank you for being leaders in our community and for helping to create a vibrant BC legal profession.

This year, we would like to highlight a special group of contributors – our rising stars. As lawyers called to the BC bar within the last 7 years, you commit an incredible amount of time and energy to CLEBC’s courses and publications, all while juggling the challenge of developing your practices in a changing legal landscape.

As recently called lawyers, you are foundational to CLEBC’s future. Your contributions allow CLEBC to continue producing high-quality practice resources to address the legal questions, procedural issues, and client needs that BC legal professionals currently face and will face in the future.

This list of rising star contributors includes lawyers called to the BC bar after 2011 who have made the most prolific number of contributions to CLEBC. This list counts each time a rising star contributor has chaired or co-chaired a course, presented at a course, authored or updated a publication chapter or course paper, reviewed a publication as an editorial board member, or contributed to CLEBC in other specific ways, between 2011 and 2018.

While this is a list of prolific contributions from our rising stars, CLEBC is sincerely grateful and deeply appreciative for each contributor and every contribution.

Thank you CLEBC rising stars and all CLEBC contributors for everything you do.

Krista Johanson
14 Contributions
Krista was called to the bar in 2011 and currently practises civil litigation and arbitration with emphasis on construction, engineering, and surety disputes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She is a presenter at numerous CLEBC civil litigation courses and a longtime author for CLEBC’s Annual Review of Law & Practice. Click icon below to learn more about Krista.
Ryley Mennie
14 Contributions
Ryley was called to the bar in 2013 and currently practises labour and employment law at Miller Titerle + Company. He is a longtime contributor to CLEBC’s Human Rights Conference and also an author for Annual Review of Law & Practice. Click icon below to learn more about Ryley.
Lindsey Cruickshank
12 Contributions
Lindsey was called to the bar in 2013 and currently practises family law at Schuman Daltrop Basran & Robin. She is a presenter and course materials author at numerous CLEBC family law courses, as well as an author for BC Family Practice Manual and Family Law Sourcebook for BC. Click icon below to learn more about Lindsey.
Alexander Demner
12 Contributions
Alexander was called to the bar in 2011 and is currently a partner at Thorsteinssons LLP practising tax law. He is a presenter at numerous CLEBC tax courses, as well as an author for Advising BC Business and Annual Review of Law & Practice. Click icon below to learn more about Alexander.
Hunter Parsons
9 Contributions
Hunter was called to the bar in 2014 and currently practises commercial litigation at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He has contributed many times to CLEBC’s Civil Litigation Basics course, and is an author for Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook and Annual Review of Law & Practice. Click icon below to learn more about Hunter.
Eileen Patel
9 Contributions
Eileen was called to the bar in 2011 and currently practises general litigation at McEwan Partners. She is a course materials author and presenter at numerous CLEBC courses, as well as an author for Annual Review of Law & Practice. Click icon below to learn more about Eileen.
Margot Liechti
8 Contributions
Margot was called to the bar in 2016 and currently practises insurance and commercial litigation at Lindsay LLP. She is a consistent contributor to CLEBC’s Insurance Law Conference, Personal Injury Conference, and Defending Personal Injury course. Click icon below to learn more about Margot.
Cameron Wardell
8 Contributions
Cameron was called to the bar in 2011 and currently practises employment law at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP. He is a consistent contributor to CLEBC’s Employment Law Conference. Click icon below to learn more about Cameron.
Lisa Carlson
8 Contributions
Lisa was called to the bar in 2011 and currently practises labour and employment law at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She is a consistent author for CLEBC’s Annual Review of Law & Practice. Click icon below to learn more about Lisa.