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Surrey Inns of Court - Civil & Family Law Advocacy

  • Thursday, March 03, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom webinar or in person TBA
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Attention all lawyers called 6 years or less and practicing in the Surrey/ New West and Fraser regions:  You DO NOT WANT TO MISS this opportunity!

Partnering with a faculty roster of local judges and experienced counsel, we are pleased to announce that the next session in the Surrey “Inns of Court" mentoring program series will be held  on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Attendance at previous Inns of Court sessions is not a requirement.

Senior civil practitioners, Peter Buxton, QC and Sandy Thomson will lead a discussion on Civil and Family Law practice.  In particular, Peter will focus on advocacy in day to day practice and before the Court, while Sandy will discuss handling a family file from beginning to end and dealing with unrepresented litigants.

The Honourable Judge K. Ferries will offer a view from the Bench on the following topics:

  • use of affidavits in Provincial Court;
  • orders - Responsibility to ensure they are entered/use of clerk's notes;
  • opening statements;
  • closing statements;
  • authorities; and
  • dealing with self- represented parties.

A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registrants when available.

An Annotated Family Practice 2021/22 (CLE) and BC Courtroom Procedure (2nd Edition) will be given away to deserving attendees!

This webinar qualifies for 1.5 hours of CPD credit toward your annual Law Society requirements. 

While this event is free, if you practice in the Surrey area, we ask that you consider joining the SBA!

* Peter Buxton QC is a senior trial lawyer and trained mediator. He also acts as trial counsel assisting other lawyers dealing with complex and lengthy trials.  For over 40 years he has practiced  personal injury, criminal, family, estate, commercial and employment law.  He has appeared at all levels of court in BC and the Federal Court of Canada and has experience trying cases before both criminal and civll juries.

* Sandy Thomson is a founding partner at MTC law here in Surrey with nearly 40 years experience in the areas of family law, wills, estates, personal injury and criminal law.  He is a guest lecturer at the Law Society's PLTC.

* The Honourable Judge Kathryn Ferriss practiced for 24 years primarily in the areas of family law and child protection before being appointed to the bench in 2015. She contributes regularly as faculty for continuing legal education initiatives and serves on the organizing committee for the Surrey Inns of Court.

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