Diversity on the Bench 2018 

Jun. 6, 2018
Vancouver BC

At the Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street

Event Speakers
Introductory remarks by The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson and The Honourable Acting Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie.

Panel Discussion with The Honourable Mister Justice Jasvinder S. Basran, The Honourable Madam Justice Grace Choi, and The Honourable Judge Alexander Wolf.

Event Agenda
4:45pm - Arrival
5:15pm - Introductory remarks 
5:30pm - Panel discussion
6:45pm - Closing remarks
7:00pm - Event concludes

This event is free of charge.
Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.


About Diversity on the Bench

The case for diversity in applications to the judiciary and on the bench is strong. Diversity benefits not only particular judgments, but also public perception of the judiciary and the law. When the range of people who sit in judgment do not fully reflect the varied communities they serve, an impression can be left that hearings are not impartial and results are not fair.

Research shows singular worldview and implicit biases are detrimental to creating accessible, merit-based and innovative systems. Thus, in a shrinking world where increased cultural competency and inclusion are needed more than ever, the starting point for bridging gaps in our awareness and knowledge is open dialogue.

Please join the Equality and Diversity Committee, the South Asian Bar Association of BC, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society, the Vancouver Bar Association, and the Law Foundation of BC for a distinguished discussion and reception.

The Honourable Mister Justice Jasvinder S. Basran, The Honourable Madam Justice Grace Choi, and The Honourable Judge Alexander Wolf will share their experiences and discuss the appointment processes as well as reflect on why a representative judiciary is important.

You will have an opportunity to network with other members of the legal profession, as well as consider more deeply your own practices and aspirations. 
 

 

Thank you to our event partners:

                                        

                                


 

1 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC
Attendance at this seminar will provide you with 1 hour of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

 

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    CBABC Events
    (604) 646-7855
    events@cbabc.org