A Virtual Townhall with Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson 

Apr. 15, 2021
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Latest Developments and Working's in Civil and Family Matters



Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson, Supreme Court of British Columbia

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021  | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Pacific Time)


Free for all members of the bar.

CPD Hours: 1 Hour of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.


Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson joins CBABC President Jennifer Brun for a follow-up to the highly successful June 2020 Update. 

In this session, Chief Justice Hinkson discusses the latest developments and workings in civil and family matters in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and will answer questions suggested by participants through a ThoughtExchange


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About Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson, Supreme Court of British Columbia

The Honourable Justice Christopher Hinkson is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia since November 8, 2013. He was previously appointed to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 2010 and the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2007.

Prior to becoming a judge, he practised with Harper Grey LLP (formerly Harper Grey Easton & Co.) for 31 years. He worked largely in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, professional negligence, commercial litigation, human rights litigation and administrative law.

Chief Justice Hinkson obtained a Bachelor of Laws in 1975 from the University of British Columbia. He was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1976 and is a past member of the Yukon Territory Bar. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990 and was appointed Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1997.


About Jennifer Brun, President, CBABC

Jennifer Brun is the President of the CBA BC Branch for the 2020-21 term.

As a Director with Harris & Brun since 2016, Jennifer’s focus is on civil litigation and professional regulation, with an emphasis on claims arising from professional liability, occupiers’ liability, recreational accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. She represents her clients in both litigation and regulatory contexts, before all levels of court in British Columbia and before their respective governing bodies and administrative tribunals. Her experience includes litigating personal injury matters involving mild and complicated traumatic brain injuries, neurological injuries, and chronic pain.

Jennifer has been a CBA member since 2005, serving both provincially and nationally at many levels of governance. From 2010 to 2014, she served on the executive of the National CBA Young Lawyers and served on the CBA Board as the YL-CBA President from 2012-13. She has been part of the CBABC Provincial Council and Executive Committee since 2017. On her path to the CBABC presidency, she was Secretary-Treasurer in 2018-19 and Vice President in 2019-2020.

Jennifer is a persuasive advocate for her clients, having earned a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Laws specializing in civil litigation and dispute resolution. She also completed a judicial law clerkship at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

In addition to her involvement with the CBA, Jennifer is a regular contributor and presenter for continuing professional development seminars both provincially and nationally, focusing on civil litigation, personal injury, and health law content.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
This webinar 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.

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