May 28, 2019
Kamloops Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

Please note that this is the webinar option of the event. To attend in-person, please register here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Event Speakers
Introductory remarks by The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson and The Honourable Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie will be followed by a distinguished panel of local members of the judiciary, including:

  • The Honourable Judge Raymond Phillips;
  • The Honourable Judge Stella Frame, and;
  • former Provincial Court Judge, B. William Sundhu.

Panelists will discuss appointment processes as well as reflections on why a representative judiciary is important.

Event Agenda
5:00pm - Introductory Remarks 
5:30pm - Panel Discussion
6:45pm - Closing Remarks
7:00pm - Event Concludes

This event is free of charge.

About Diversity on the Bench
The case for diversity in applications to the judiciary and on the bench is strong. Diversity benefits not only particular judgments, but also public perception of the judiciary and the law. When the range of people who sit in judgment do not fully reflect the varied communities they serve, an impression can be left that hearings are not impartial and results are not fair.

Research shows singular worldview and implicit biases are detrimental to creating accessible, merit-based and innovative systems. Thus, in a shrinking world where increased cultural competency and inclusion are needed more than ever, the starting point for bridging gaps in our awareness and knowledge is open dialogue.

Please join the Equality and Diversity Committee for an engaging discussion and reception.

Distinguished members of the judiciary will share their experiences and discuss the appointment processes as well as reflect on why a representative judiciary is important.

You will have an opportunity to network with other members of the legal profession, as well as consider more deeply your own practices and aspirations. 

1 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC
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.

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