Diversity on the Bench 2021 

Jun. 2, 2021
ZOOM Webinar Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

Presented by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch
Equality & Diversity Committee



The Honourable Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, BC Provincial Court
The Honourable Justice Brenda Brown, Supreme Court of British Columbia
The Honourable Justice David Masuhara, Supreme Court of British Columbia
The Honourable Justice Palbinder Kaur Shergill, Supreme Court of British Columbia
The Honourable Judge Tina Dion, BC Provincial Court

Moderated by:
Jennifer Brun, CBABC 2020-2021 President, Harris & Brun Law Corporation
Dustin Klaudt, CBABC SOGIC Co-Chair, Klaudt Law

Time: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Free for all members of the bar.

CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.

About Diversity on the Bench

This virtual event aims to encourage a diversity of applications to the bench, demystify the Judicial application and appointment process, and draw together a community of lawyers and judges who care that the composition of our judiciary reflects the society it serves. 

Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie and Justice Brenda Brown open this year's virtual event with discussions about the judicial appointment process. 

The Honourable Justices David M. Masuhara, Justice Palbinder Kaur Shergill and JudgeTina Dion come together to share stories about their journey to the bench, reflecting on their experiences and discussing the importance of a representative judiciary.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.

Technical Instructions
We strongly recommend that all participants check these requirements and run the test at least a couple of days before the course date in order for the webinar to work properly for you.

ZOOM - We will be using Zoom to facilitate this webinar. If you have not used Zoom before, please watch this video prior to the webinar to familiarize yourself with the platform -- Click Here!

• You will be sent the webinar link and log-in instructions 1 day prior to the course date.
• All materials and handouts will be sent to you with your instructions.
• Please ensure your computer speakers are working properly as audio will be delivered entirely over the computer.
• Earphones are recommended for the best sound quality.

Instructions/Course Materials/Handouts
The webinar instructions will be sent to you one day prior by email.

Any and all materials/handouts from the webinar will be sent along with the instructions.

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.

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


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