Labour Law Section Meeting (Online Only) 

Apr. 15, 2020
Vancouver Online

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Arbitration & Case Management in the COVID-19 Era*
This meeting is being hosted by the Labour Law Section.

Speaker(s): Lisa Southern, Lawyer, Arbitrator/Mediator, Investigator, Trainer
Mark Brown, Arbitrator/Mediator
Jacquie de Aguayo, Chair, Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal
Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Pacific Time)**
Location: Webinar
CPD Hours: 1.50
*Update: This topic has been amended to focus on best practices in light of COVID-19.
** Update: Please note that the event's time has changed.


In this Section meeting, Lisa Southern, Mark Brown, and Jacquie de Aguayo, Chair of the Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal, will discuss best practices for effective advocacy in labour arbitration in light of COVID-19.

The panel will discuss the use for virtual platforms and mitigating the challenges litigation in an environment of social distancing.

Please join us for this practical and informative event!


Lisa Southern, Lawyer, Arbitrator/Mediator, Investigator, Trainer

Lisa is the founder of Southern Butler Price LLP and has extensive experience in a wide variety of workplace law issues. Lisa works as a neutral third party for both public and private sector organizations she has conducted a large number of investigations into complaints involving privacy issues, human rights, harassment and workplace health and safety. She is frequently appointed as a mediator and also arbitrates labour disputes.

In 2003, Lisa Southern was appointed to the BC Labour Relations Board, first as Vice Chair, and then as Registrar and Vice Chair until 2009 when she returned to private practice. In 2017, Ms. Southern was appointed as the Registrar for the BC Nurses’ Union and the Health Employers Association of BC, assisting them to resolve grievances efficiently and fairly.

Mark Brown, Arbitrator/Mediator

Mark established his private mediation/arbitration practice in 2010. Prior to that Mark was at the BC Labour Relations from 1996 and held various positions over the years ending as Associate Chair Mediation and Registrar. From 1985 to 1995 Mark was employed in the health care field in BC. Prior to 1995 Mark was employed by a national food service company negotiating collective agreements in every Province.

Jacquie de Aguayo, Chair of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal

Jacquie de Aguayo is the Chair of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal. She has practiced labour relations, employment and constitutional law on behalf of unions and employees. Jacquie was in-house counsel for a national trade union and was Legal Director at a large healthcare trade union.

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 Sections at

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.

If you have not received instructions by days end one day prior, please email

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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