CBABC Criminal Justice - Vancouver Section Annual Dinner 

Jun. 20, 2018
Vancouver BC

Presented by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch Criminal Justice-Vancouver Section and Professional Development 

Time: Registration/Cocktail Reception: 5:30 pm
Dinner/Presentation: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Sutton Place Hotel – Le Versailles Ballroom, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
Topic: Criminal Justice - Vancouver Annual Dinner Event
Speaker: Dennis Edney, QC

$100.00 for CBA members (+GST)
$150.00 for Non-CBA members (+GST)

*3-course plated dinner included


Please register by Monday, June 18, 2018.

This dinner sells out every year! Space is limited, so book your ticket early to secure your spot!

   About Our Keynote Speaker

Our Guest of Honour this year is Dennis Edney, QC. Mr. Edney, QC is widely known for his commitment to the Omar Khadr case, and the fight for access to justice and human rights.

In 2009, he received the Human Rights Medal, awarded by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, for work that has “helped to promote and further human rights”.

“Litigating on behalf of Omar Khadr in three different jurisdictions has involved a legal odyssey which has been complex, costly and completely

untested as the United States prosecuted the first child soldier since World War II. Throughout, Mr. Edney persisted in fighting to uphold the Rule of Law without any need for recognition or personal gain. This is truly the hallmark of someone who satisfies the necessary criteria for any award of merit."

From the words of Mr. Edney, QC himself, read more about his background....



5:30pm - 6:30pm
Registration/Cocktail Reception

6:30pm - 6:35pm
Welcome Address by Tony Paisana, Peck and Company
Vice-Chair, CBABC Criminal Justice – Vancouver Section

6:35pm - 7:30pm
Dinner Service

7:30pm - 7:35pm
Introduction of Guest Speaker

7:35pm - 8:15pm
Keynote Address by Dennis Edney, QC

8:15pm - 8:30pm
Special Recognition of The Honourable Peter Leask, QC
Introduction by The Honourable Mr. Justice Silverman, Supreme Court of British Columbia

8:30pm - 8:25pm
Announcement of 2018/2019 Section Executive

8:25pm - 8:30pm
Closing Remarks

1 Hour of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC (to be confirmed)

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Cancellation Policy: Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued.

CBABC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses or change speakers, location or content.


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    Course Materials/Handouts:

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