Ethical Considerations for Every Lawyer (Victoria) 

Nov. 15, 2021
Victoria BC

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Pinder K. Cheema, QC, Victoria County Bencher, Crown-Counsel-Victoria
John Gailus, Principal, DGW Law Corporation

Time: Monday, November 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Lunch will be served at 12:00pm, with the session starting at 12:30pm.
Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
100 Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC

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

Current Public Health Orders require proof of vaccination (with government-issued ID) to enter this venue. Masks are required as you move through the venue and can be removed during eating and drinking.  We appreciate your co-operation.
CPD Hours: 2 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Attendance at this webinar will provide you with 2 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

Pinder K. Cheema, QC and John Gailus involve audience members in discussions of real-life ethical dilemmas, case studies and the Code of Conduct. 

Think critically about ethical dilemmas that challenge your professional responsibility. In this in-person seminar, we examine emerging ethical problems that could impact your practice and consider decision-making criteria to fulfill the obligations you have to your clients, the courts, our profession and the public.



About Pinder K. Cheema, QC
Pinder K. Cheema, QC practises primarily as Crown Counsel, but also spends part time doing solicitor's work as a sole practitioner. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002.

First elected a Bencher in 2014, Pinder is currently Chair of the Credentials Committee, and a member of the Governance Committee and Anti-Money Laundering Working Group.

Pinder has served a number of other organizations in the legal community: Canadian Bar Association Women Rainmakers, South Asian Bar and Judicial Advisory Committee; Legal Services Society Executive Committee, Legal Aid Committee, Media Committee and Finance Committee; and Victoria Bar Association as Treasurer and Director. She has been a sessional lecturer, mock trial judge and a principal to articled students. She has served on numerous administrative boards, including Safety Standards Appeal Board and the Mental Health Review Board.

In her community, Pinder has volunteered as director of the Warehouse School Society; director of La Societe Francophone de Victoria; and member of the UVic Senate and Awards Committee.

About John Gailus
John was one of the founding partners of Devlin Gailus, the predecessor to DGW Law Corporation.

John graduated from the University of Alberta in 1993. He spent four and one-half years working at the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (“DIAND”) as the Senior Land Management & Leasing Officer for the west coast of British Columbia. At DIAND he developed an expertise in economic development of reserve land.

John parlayed his DIAND experience into a varied law practice focused on consultation, Aboriginal and Treaty rights litigation, Indian Act issues and economic development.

John has appeared multiple times at the Supreme Court of Canada, British Columbia Court of Appeal and British Columbia Supreme Court, as well as the Federal Courts. He was also counsel for several First Nations during the Cohen Commission Salmon Inquiry, Site C Joint Review Panel and the National Energy Board Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion hearings.

John is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria where he teaches the Indigenous Lands, Rights and Governance course. He has appeared on multiple occasions before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs as an expert witness on proposed changes to the Indian Act and Aboriginal economic development. He is a regular speaker at conferences and continuing legal education events. John currently is the chair of the Indigenous Justice Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association as well as the Aboriginal Law representative on the Federal Courts Bench and Bar Liaison Committee.

John is a proud member of the Cumshewa Clan of the Skidegate Band and member of the Haida Nation.



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.

Participant General Acknowledgement
By registering, you agree that all materials related to this course are for the sole use of the registrant, and 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, unless the registrant has to cancel because they have COVID symptoms. To cancel your attendance for any reason, please contact the PD Department at


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