Ethics in Practice & Community - Duncan 

Nov. 28, 2019
Duncan BC

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Presented by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch
in partnership with the Cowichan Valley Bar Association.


Speaker(s): Kenneth Armstrong, 2019-2020 CBA BC Branch President, Armstrong Naish Trial Lawyers
Kerry L. Simmons QC, Executive Director, CBA BC Branch

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Registration and Check-in: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm-1:00pm
Presentation: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Vancouver Island University (Cowichan Campus)
Room 220 | Building 700

2011 University Way, Duncan BC

*Parking is free on campus (Park on the Westside of Campus)

Articling Student/ Young Lawyer: $35.00 (+GST)
CBA or CVBA Member: $35.00 (+GST)
Non-Member: $75.00 (+GST)

PDF Registration Form
*Register online or by using our PDF Registration Form.

CPD Hours: 1.00 Hour
Attendance at this seminar will provide you with 1 hour of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.


Have you ever encountered a “gray area” in your practice? Or an ethical dilemma that challenges your professional responsibility?

Join the CBABC and Cowichan Valley Bar Association as we discuss the important subject of ethics in an engaging way, CBABC President Kenneth Armstrong and Executive Director Kerry Simmons QC will involve audience members in the discussion of ethical scenarios involving real-life examples, case studies and the code of conduct. 

You will work with your peers in an open environment to examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and beyond. This course will encourage you to think critically about ethical issues where the right path to take is not always clear. It will help you consider which decision-making criteria will fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.


About Kenneth Armstrong

Ken Armstrong is the  President of the CBA BC Branch for the 2019-20 term. He is a 25-year member of the Canadian Bar Association, with many years volunteering on CBA national and branch committees, focused on legal aid and government relations. He also served over 20 years on CBABC Provincial Council. 

Ken is originally from Vancouver, growing up in the North Shore, but has been living in New Westminster since 2002. In 2004-2005, he served as President of the New Westminster Bar Association. Ken was called to the bar in BC in 1996. The year after that, he started practicing motor vehicle accident litigation - his area of practice is personal injury defense.

He has developed his expertise spending hundreds of hours in trial work. In 2008, Ken joined Stewart & Company – now known as Armstrong Naish Trial Lawyers. He became a partner in 2014 and, since 2016, he is the Managing Partner.

In addition to his professional work, Ken is a long-time volunteer in youth sports! He has over two decades as a soccer and Little League baseball coach. He is also an accomplished umpire with two World Series appearances: Little League Softball in 2015, and Senior League Baseball in 2016.

On his path to the CBABC presidency, in 2004, he received the BC Branch President’s Medal.

About Kerry L. Simmons QC

Kerry L. Simmons, QC was called to the bar in 2000 and practiced with Cook Roberts LLP in Victoria, BC until 2018 in family law, risk management, employment law, commercial disputes, estate litigation, and professional negligence. She served on the firm’s management committee for four years.

Ms. Simmons joined CBABC in 1996 as a law student and became a member of the CBABC Executive Committee in 2008. She was CBABC President in 2012-13, leading the organization’s advocacy for legal aid funding. She also served on the Canadian Bar Association National Board, leading and developing its strategic, governance and financial changes for three years, culminating in her year as National President in 2017-18. Most recently, she co-chaired the CBA’s Truth & Reconciliation Task Force.

With extensive knowledge of the association’s history, mandate, culture and operations, member services and its role in the justice system, CBABC’s new Executive Director brings over twenty-five years of leadership experience and training, formal education in supervision, management and governance, and a decade of management experience of business operations and volunteers. Her additional areas of interest include education, reconciliation with indigenous peoples, inclusion and diversity, and the protection and promotion of children in healthy, positive environments.


Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued. To cancel your attendance, please contact the PD Department at No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC PD at

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Course Materials/Handouts
All materials will be delivered electronically one day prior to the course date.

Participant Disclaimer - This is to confirm that you have agreed with the following terms and conditions:
All materials related to this course are for the sole use of the above said registrant, which may not be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, translated, distributed, shared, modified, made available on a network or other website, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Canadian Bar Association.


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