Ethics in Practice & Community - Kamloops 

Jan. 23, 2020
Kamloops BC

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


Speaker(s): Michelle Stanford QC, LSBC Kamloops County Bencher, Stanford + Company Law Office
Kenneth Armstrong, 2019-2020 CBABC Branch President, Armstrong Naish Trial Lawyers

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Registration and lunch: 12:00pm-12:30pm.

Location: Kamloops Courthouse Library | Main Common Space
455 Columbia Street, Kamloops BC

Articling Student/ Young Lawyer: $50.00 (+GST)
CBA and KBA Member: $50.00 (+GST)
CBA Member: $75.00 (+GST)
KBA Member: $75.00 (+GST)
Non-CBA/KBA Member: $150.00 (+GST)

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

CPD Hours: 2.00 Hours
Attendance at this seminar will provide you with 2.00 hours 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 Kamloops Bar Association as we discuss the important subject of ethics in an engaging way, Michelle Stanford QC and CBABC President Kenneth Armstrong 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.

Join us for a discussion on:

  • Conduct in Personal Life
  • Dealing with Inadvertently Disclosed Information
  • Civility
  • Revealing Confidential Information
  • Hiring a Private Investigator

    *More to be announced at the seminar!


About Michelle D. Stanford QC

Michelle D. Stanford, QC was called to the Bar in 1993 following a nursing career, including Head Nurse at Vancouver General Hospital in orthopedic-trauma. She began her law practice in civil litigation with a boutique firm in Vancouver, then practised criminal defence, administrative law and civil litigation at a mid-sized firm in Kamloops. Since then, she has spent the majority of her career as a sole practitioner in Kamloops and has moved on to focus on criminal defence and administrative law under the BC Review Board and the Mental Health Act.

Elected a Bencher, Michelle is Chair of the Credentials Committee and Access to Legal Services Advisory Committee, Vice-chair of the Mental Health Task Force and a member of the Executive Committee.

Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2018, Michelle is a regular guest lecturer at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Faculty of Law, and has lectured at TRU School of Nursing and TRU Respiratory Tech program. She served as President of the Kamloops Bar Association, volunteers with Access Pro Bono, TLABC Legal Action Committee and as a mentor to TRU law students and the CBA Women Lawyers Forum Mentoring Program. Michelle is a founding committee member of the Kamloops Inns of Court and Kamloops representative on the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society. She is a Director on the Boards of the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers and the TRU Legal Clinic Society.

Her community service includes appointed Director on the Thompson Rivers University Board, past President of Kamloops Art Gallery and Trustee on the Boards of Regional Health and Western Canada Theatre Company in Kamloops.

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.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this seminar from is the unceded territories of the Interior-Salish Secwepemc (Shuswap) peoples, and we encourage  members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present. 

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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