Considering a Career in Criminal Law 

Mar. 29, 2023
Vancouver BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.


Speakers: Mark Gervin, Legal Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic at Allard Law
Mary Salaysay, Ministry of Attornery General, Btirish Columbia
Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 12:30pm - 1:20pm (Pacific Time)
Pizza lunch included. 
Location: Peter Allard School of Law
Allard Hall, 1822 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
This session is for UBC Law Students only.

Have you considered becoming a criminal lawyer, or wondered how closely “Better Call Saul” and “The Lincoln Lawyer” resemble real practice? UBC Faculty of Law students are invited to join criminal defence counsel, Mark Gervin and Crown Counsel, Navi Gill, for this in-person lunch-and-learn to explore what it is like to practice criminal law in British Columbia. Our speakers will share their career paths to criminal law, how to secure an articling position, and tips on building your network. 

The CBABC will be sponsoring a pizza lunch for attendees. Join us for a chance to win door prizes. Space is limited so register early!


Mark Gervin
Mark graduated UBC Law school in 1998. He was called to the bar in 2000 after articling with Glen Orris, KC. He has practiced a mix of BCSC and BC Provincial Court from murder to mischief over the last 22 years; mostly murder and mayhem with a good mix of theft thrown in.

There have been many professional obligations which he loves to do, including, being Vice President and a founding member of CDAS (Criminal Defence Advocacy Society), and being a member of the CBABC. Over the years he has been involved in the Vancouver Criminal Justice section from Secretary to President and back again, he is a Provincial Council representative, and has been on the Judicial Advisory Committee for the past five years.

Mary Salaysay



This seminar 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.



By registering for this in-person program, you agree to follow and adhere to the health and safety protocols of the venue to reduce the risks of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, and agree to cancel your attendance if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

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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 No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.


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    CBA Member: FREE
    Non-Member: $20

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