Civil Litigation - Vancouver Section Meeting (Online Only) 

Apr. 14, 2020
Vancouver Online

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

Views on Advocacy from a (Relatively) New Judge
This meeting is being hosted by the Civil Litigation - Vancouver Section.

Speaker(s): Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Gomery, Supreme Court of British Columbia
Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Webinar
CPD Hours: 1.50
Mr. Justice Gomery has volunteered to provide his thoughts on advocacy to the Section.

Justice Geoffrey Gomery was born in Montreal, and raised in Montreal and Halifax. Upon receiving his LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1983, he moved to Vancouver, where he articled and later practised law with Davis & Company. He was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1984. He joined Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP in 1990 and became a partner in 1992. In 2005, he took a leave of absence from his firm to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2018.

Justice Gomery serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, teaching a course he created on the law of restitution. In addition, he has taught more than 30 continuing legal education courses, as well as chaired continuing legal education programs on restitution. He has also served as an instructor in the trial advocacy course at the UBC law school.

Justice Gomery's volunteer activities have included clinic work for the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, serving as an officer of the Canadian Hostelling Association (British Columbia Region), and acting in various roles with the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

Justice Gomery was appointed a justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court in 2018.

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

Webinar/Teleconference (if applicable)
Sections host webinars from Internet-capable venues where significant interest has been expressed by Section members in attending remotely. This Section meeting will be offered as a teleconference or webinar depending on the resources and technology available at the venue. 

Webinar or teleconference instructions will be sent to your email that we have on file one day prior to this meeting date. These instructions will indicate when you should log in, as the meeting may start a little later than expected, as members and speaker(s) may be setling in, or if there is a lunch/dinner component.

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Please ensure to sign-in at the meeting; failure to sign-in will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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