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  • Friday, June 07, 2019 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    Our Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  We are pleased to announce the election of a new executive for the 2019-20 term: Cheryl Stanley (President), Chelsea Dubeau (VP), Tanvir Sanghera (Secretary), Aaron Burns (Treasurer), Gordon Kabanuk (Past President); along with the following individuals as Directors at Large: Dan Moseley, Jason Maynes, Greg T. Palm, Christine Purewal, Gagan Khosa and Manjot Cheema.  For more details click here.

    We wish to give a huge thank you for our outgoing executive and look forward to a great year ahead!

  • Monday, June 03, 2019 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    Looking back, we had a fantastic year serving our local bar and community and much was accomplished!   

    Throughout 2018-19, the SBA continued offering opportunities for lawyers, judges and articled students to connect by facilitating a number of well attended social events, including our appy evenings, golf tournament and dinner with the bar associations of Westminster County (where money was raised for the CBA Lawyer's Benevolent Fund - $5,000 over the last 2 years) and, of course, our Annual Bench & Bar Dinners which were held in Oct 2018 and April 2019. 

    Our latest Bench and Bar Dinner was a sold out affair and a resounding success as we welcomed four of our own local lawyers as new Provincial Court Judges, to Surrey, three of whom were SBA members: Judge Craig Sicotte (our former President), Judge Georgia Docolas and Judge David Albert.  Also, the Honourable Madam Justice Palbinder Shergill, a former member of our executive, was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

    Other highlights of 2018-19 included:
    • offering free and/or low cost CPDs; 
    • informing on and providing a voice to Surrey lawyers regarding issues impacting our local legal community; 
    • sponsoring Access Pro Bono's "Pro Bono Going Public Event here in Surrey as an "Appeal Court Sponsor";
    • sponsoring the CBABC Women Lawyer's Forum;
    • our SBA young lawyers connecting socially with their CPABC counterparts;
    • maintaining a presence on the Surrey Provincial Court Users Committee and providing input as the renovations at Surrey Court proceeded; 
    • speaking at the formal welcoming ceremonies for new judges appointed in Surrey;
    • continuing to offer coffee/tea/water and photocopy services in  the Barrister's Lounge at the Surrey Courthouse;
    • participating in the CBA local bar associations President's breakfast;
    • planning for the future of the SBA; and
    • continuing to develop and improve our new website to manage our members and events, and offer news and updates via email for local lawyers.

    All of this would not have been possible without your involvement as members and the hard work of an amazing SBA Executive!  

    Personally, I have enjoyed my involvement with the SBA immensely this past year and look forward what lies ahead over the next year!

    Gordon K. Kabanuk
    SBA President 

  • Friday, April 05, 2019 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    Our Annual Bench & Bar Dinner held on April 4 this year, was a SOLD OUT event and a resounding success!  Lawyers, retired lawyer, judges and students were able to connect and enjoy a wonderful meal together as we welcomed new appointments to our local bench:  Judges Craig Sicotte (former SBA President), Georgia Docolas, David Albert and Jennifer Lopes/

  • Friday, October 05, 2018 8:58 PM | Anonymous

    The Government of BC has just announced four new appointments to our local Provincial Court Bench: Judges Dave Albert, Georgia Docolas, Jennifer Lopes and Craig Sicotte.  

  • Friday, September 21, 2018 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    Our annual Fall Mingler, held on September 13 at the Big Ridge was a success!  Billed as a casual "get together" without agenda, it was great reconnecting with old acquaintances and seeing new people out.  A big thank you to Hamilton Duncan for sponsoring the appetizers!!

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:51 PM | Anonymous

    It was another great year for the SBA!  Please see the Annual President's Report prepared by Dan Moseley:  

    2017-18 President's Report

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:24 PM | Anonymous

    The SBA Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from at Sammy J's in Morgan Crossing.  We wish to say a big "thank you" to our outgoing executive and committees for all the hard work this past year and a "welcome" to our new executive for 2018-19!  We look forward to another great year!

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    The SBA held its Annual  Spring Mingler on Thursday May 10, 2018.  As always, the event provided a great opportunity for us to get together and connect as friends and colleagues.  Thank you to McQuarrie for doing an excellent job of hosting! 

  • Monday, April 23, 2018 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce that the Barristers' Lounge at Surrey Provincial Court has been outfitted by the SBA with new furniture, art, water cooler, fridge and coffee/tea service!  We also have a photocopier  for small jobs.  Stop by and check it out!

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:49 PM | Anonymous
    The SBA and CBA jointly presented 2 hours of continuing professional development with H. William Veenstra, 2017-2018 CBABC President and Miriam Kresivo, QC 2018 Law Society of BC President, moderating.  The CPD was engaging and involved a lively discussion from the participants and presenters.  Thank you Bill and Miriam! 

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