SURREY BAR ASSOCIATION

Advancing the Practice of Law in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Thursday, February 02, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Morgan Creek Golf Course - Creekside Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    All lawyers in the Fraser Region practicing 6 years or less:  

    You DO NOT WANT TO MISS this opportunity!  REGISTRATION IS LIMITED!

       

    Partnering with a faculty roster of local judges and experienced counsel, we are pleased to formally announce the Surrey “Inns of Court" mentoring program that will be held over 6 evenings at Morgan Creek Golf Course Creekside Room commencing September 29, 2022 and continuing monthly until February 2, 2023.

    The Surrey Inns of Court was established in the long standing inherited English tradition of our profession fostering meaningful and lasting mentoring relationships between junior lawyers and experienced counsel and judges, to promote professionalism and competence.   

    All sessions will include discussions of topics relevant to newer counsel along with ample time to connect with senior colleagues and members of the bench over dinner and/or canapés. 

    Cost for the entire series of 6 sessions is $350.00. Price includes:

    • meals on four of the evenings and canapés for two evenings
    • 12 hours of CPD credit (incl. 2 hours of ethics/practice management)
    • SBA membership for the balance of 2022 

    Participants are expected to attend all sessions where possible.

    GENERAL OVERVIEW

    Session #1 - September 29, 2022 - General Practice

    • Collegiality and Decorum
    • Communications with other counsel/colleagues (ie professionalism/ high conflict situations) 
    • Communications with the Court
    • Working/ dealing with self-represented litigants (practice points/access to justice/ views from the bench)

    Session #2 - October 20, 2022 - Expert Witnesses

    • The expert's duty to the court, client's and counsel
    • Ensuring a properly qualified expert – duty of the lawyer and dangers – case study of J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development) 2018 BCCA 325 and the role of the Court – White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co., 2015 SCC 23 ; R v. Scott, 2018 BCSC 1739
    • Proper qualification of experts and the dangers of straying outside of permissible bounds
    • Disclosure challenges and ethical obligations in family, civil and criminal matters
    • Views from an expert

    Session #3 - November 10, 2022 - Ethics & Integrity

    • BC Code of Professional Conduct
    • Conflicts of interest: clients and the court
    • Ethical dilemmas: instructions from clients; instructions from other lawyers; navigating situations where you perceive a conflict, but the other side doesn't; and managing situations where your own self-interest doesn't align with your client's interest or your duty to the court
    Morgan Creek Menu for November 10/22

    Session #4 - December 1, 2022 - Preparation & Presentation of Your Case

    • The importance of knowing your case and development of a theory
    • Drafting litigation documents and brining the theory to life including: correspondence with counsel and the court/ Pleadings, & Minutes of Settlement & Agreements
    • Planning and organizing your case to convey the story effectively
    • Preparing and presenting compelling oral and written arguments

    Morgan Creek Menu for Dec 1 2022.pdf

    Session #5 - January 12, 2023 - Advocacy Part 1

    • Preparing and presenting an opening (live demonstration/ discussion)
    • Preparing and presenting direct examination (live demonstration/discussion)
    Session #6 - February 2, 2023 - Advocacy Part 2
    • Preparing and presenting cross examination (live demonstration/discussion)
    • Preparing and presenting closing address (live demonstration/discussion)

    * While this program is geared towards lawyers called six years or less, consideration will be given to others space permitting.  Enquiries should be directed to Cheryl Stanley or Mike Fortino.

    * If cost is prohibitive, please contact Cheryl Stanley.


    This session of the Inns of Court is sponsored by: 



    If your firm is interesting in sponsoring the Inns of Court, please contact:

    Cheryl Stanley or Gordon Kabanuk

    SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

    Firms under 10: $500.00

    Firms over 10: $1000.00






    • Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • Thursday, February 02, 2023
    • 8:30 PM
    • Morgan Creek Golf Course - Creekside Room
    • 25
    Register

    SURREY INNS OF COURT - FACULTY ONLY

    DINNER PURCHASE  

       

    The Surrey “Inns of Court" mentoring program will be held over 6 evenings at Morgan Creek Golf Course Creekside Room commencing September 29, 2022 and continuing monthly until February 2, 2023.  There will be meals on four evenings and canapés for two.

    Cost of each evening for Mentors/Faculty is $40.00.

    GENERAL OVERVIEW

    Session #1 - September 29, 2022 - General Practice

    • Collegiality and Decorum
    • Communications with other counsel/colleagues (ie professionalism/ high conflict situations) 
    • Communications with the Court
    • Working/ dealing with self-represented litigants (practice points/access to justice/ views from the bench)

    Session #2 - October 20, 2022 - Expert Witnesses

    • The expert's duty to the court, client's and counsel
    • Ensuring a properly qualified expert – duty of the lawyer and dangers – case study of J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development) 2018 BCCA 325 and the role of the Court – White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co., 2015 SCC 23 ; R v. Scott, 2018 BCSC 1739
    • Proper qualification of experts and the dangers of straying outside of permissible bounds
    • Disclosure challenges and ethical obligations in family, civil and criminal matters
    • Views from an expert

    Session #3 - November 10, 2022 - Ethics & Integrity

    • BC Code of Professional Conduct
    • Conflicts of interest: clients and the court
    • Ethical dilemmas: instructions from clients; instructions from other lawyers; navigating situations where you perceive a conflict, but the other side doesn't; and managing situations where your own self-interest doesn't align with your client's interest or your duty to the court

    Morgan Creek Inns Menu for November 10 2022.pdf

    Session #4 - December 1, 2022 - Preparation & Presentation of Your Case

    • The importance of knowing your case and development of a theory
    • Drafting litigation documents and brining the theory to life including: correspondence with counsel and the court/ Pleadings, & Minutes of Settlement & Agreements
    • Planning and organizing your case to convey the story effectively
    • Preparing and presenting compelling oral and written arguments

    Morgan Creek Menu for Dec 1 2022.pdf

    Session #5 - January 12, 2023 - Advocacy Part 1

    • Preparing and presenting an opening (live demonstration/ discussion)
    • Preparing and presenting direct examination (live demonstration/discussion)
    Session #6 - February 2, 2023 - Advocacy Part 2
    • Preparing and presenting cross examination (live demonstration/discussion)
    • Preparing and presenting closing address (live demonstration/discussion)

    This session of the Inns of Court is sponsored by: 



    Firms or individuals interesting in sponsoring the Inns of Court, please contact:

    Cheryl Stanley or Gordon Kabanuk

    SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

    Individuals or Firms under 10: $500.00

    Firms over 10: $1000.00






    • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Hawthorne, Cloverdale
    Register

    Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Hawthorne in Cloverdale from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm.  All paid up members are encouraged and welcome to attend. While this is a No Host event (see menu and pricing), if you have not already done so, please RSVP, so we know how many people to expect.

    If you are interested in serving on the SBA Executive for the coming year, please email Gordon Kabanuk.

    See you there!!

Past events

Thursday, November 03, 2022 SBA Annual Bench & Bar Dinner 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer
Thursday, October 06, 2022 SBA Annual Fall Mingler
Monday, October 03, 2022 Elizabeth Fry Presentation
Friday, September 09, 2022 Pro Bono Going Public 2022- Local Free Legal Advice-A-Thon
Friday, June 17, 2022 Welcoming Ceremonies for Judges S. Sidhu and E. Hughes
Friday, June 10, 2022 SBA Annual Spring Mingler
Monday, June 06, 2022 Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer
Friday, May 20, 2022 Welcoming Ceremonies for Judges A. Davis and E. Duncan
Friday, April 01, 2022 Farewell "Get Together" for RAJ Hamilton
Thursday, March 03, 2022 Surrey Inns of Court - Civil & Family Law Advocacy
Friday, November 26, 2021 Virtual Lunch & Learn - Drug Treatment Court Vancouver
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 SBA AGM 2021
Thursday, November 04, 2021 Surrey Inns of Court - Direct Examination
Friday, May 07, 2021 Virtual Lunch & Learn with Access Pro Bono
Thursday, April 29, 2021 Surrey Inns of Court - Cross Examination
Monday, March 01, 2021 Lunch & Learn - New Prov. Ct. Family Rules
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 SBA AGM 2020
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 SBA AGM - Rescheduled
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4th Annual WCBA Golf Tournament *Cancelled*
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 SBA AGM & Summer Social *Postponed*
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Bringing employees back to work? Key employment law considerations!
Friday, May 29, 2020 CBA(BC) 18th Annual Battle of the BAR BANDS *CANCELLED*
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 SBA Annual Bench & Bar Dinner 2020 *POSTPONED*
Monday, April 20, 2020 Ethics In Practice & Community: Surrey *POSTPONED*
Friday, April 17, 2020 Conversations in Practice Management *POSTPONED*
Friday, March 27, 2020 CPA/SBA Fun Night at the Races *Postponed*
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Challenges At the Border - Free CPD
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 SBA Annual Winter Mingler
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Christmas Coffee @ Surrey Court
Friday, November 29, 2019 Surrey Courthouse Staff Christmas Party
Friday, November 15, 2019 Impaired Driving Update and ASD/Breathalyzer Demonstration
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Free Criminal Law CPD
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Back to Work "Get Together"
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 Pro Bono Going Public - Local Free Legal Advice-A-Thon
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Free Ethics CPD
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3rd Annual WCBA Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 06, 2019 SBA AGM & Summer Social
Thursday, May 23, 2019 WLF Spring Mingler
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Free Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Annual Spring Mingler
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Free Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, April 04, 2019 SBA Annual Bench & Bar Dinner 2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Ethics In Practice & Community
Sunday, March 03, 2019 CPA/SBA Networking Hockey Event - THIS SUNDAY!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Free Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, January 17, 2019 SBA Annual Winter Mingler
Monday, January 07, 2019 Welcoming Ceremonies for Judge Trudy Macdonald and Judge David Albert
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Last Minute CPD!
Monday, December 03, 2018 Free Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Free Ethics/ Practice Management CPD
Monday, October 29, 2018 Free Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, October 25, 2018 SBA Annual Bench & Bar Dinner
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Back to Work "Get Together"
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Pro Bono Going Public - Local Free Legal Advice-A-Thon
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Criminal Law CPD
Friday, August 03, 2018 Welcoming Ceremony For Judge D. Jahani
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2nd Annual WCBA Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Criminal Law CPD
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Criminal Law CPD
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Welcoming Ceremonies for Judge Dawn E. Boblin and Judge Mark R. Jette
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Annual Spring Mingler
Friday, March 02, 2018 ASD CPD
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Winter Mingler
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 First Annual Westminster County Bar Golf Tournament
Thursday, March 30, 2017 SBA Annual Bench & Bar Dinner
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Lawyers as Employers CPD & Mingler
Friday, February 17, 2017 The Intersection of Criminal & Family Law
Thursday, January 26, 2017 SBA Annual Winter Mingler
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Billing Strategies Part II
Thursday, October 06, 2016 SBA Lawyers' Night Out!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 SBA Young Lawyers "Welcome Back From Summer"
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Welcoming Ceremony for Judge Wolf
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 SBA AGM
Thursday, June 16, 2016 SBA Annual Golf Classic
Thursday, May 05, 2016 SBA Annual Spring Mingler
Friday, April 22, 2016 SBA Young Lawyers - Bowling Night!
Friday, April 08, 2016 SBA Annual Bench & Bar Dinner
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Welcoming Ceremony for Judge Chettiar
Thursday, March 03, 2016 SBA Young Lawyers Event
Thursday, December 03, 2015 SBA Young Lawyers Event
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 Billing Strategies
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 SBA Annual Winter Mingler
Thursday, October 01, 2015 SBA Young Lawyers
Thursday, September 24, 2015 SBA Annual Golf Classic
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Citizenship Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 SBA AGM
Thursday, June 11, 2015 SBA First Annual Spring Mingler


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