Young Lawyers - Victoria Section Meeting 

Mar. 29, 2019
Victoria BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

This meeting is being hosted by the Young Lawyers - Victoria Section. 

Speaker(s): Neil Carfra, Lawyer at Cox Taylor
Darren Williams, Principal at League & Williams
Time: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Barrister's Lounge, Victoria Courthouse, 850 Burdette Avenue, Victoria, BC
CPD Hours: 1.00 (Of Ethics, Client Care and Relations, and Practice Management)
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.

The paperless practice sounds efficient and environmentally friendly, but when your practice is predominately run by paper, how do you make the conversion? What software do you choose? Do you do it all at once, or slowly over time?

These are the questions that many lawyers, of all years of call, are faced with in today's modern law firm. Both Neil Carfra and Darren Williams operate paperless, or mostly paperless, practices and are willing to share their experiences, and tips and tricks on the best way to make the conversion and how to operate and manage a successful paperless practice.

This will be an informal discussion with time for questions. Members are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat in the Barristers Lounge.

Speaker Profile
Neil Carfra joined Cox Taylor in January 2019.  He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1993 and has been practicing throughout BC and Alberta from Victoria since 1994.  Neil is an industry leading lawyer focusing on Insurance Law and commercial and general litigation.

Neil’s insurance practice includes defence of claims for professional negligence, building envelope failure and other construction liabilities, property and casualty and claims against institutional clients.  He also litigates coverage and subrogated claims.   His commercial and general litigation work covers a wide range of subject matters.  Neil works hard to build productive and open relationships with his clients and they in turn have come to value the care and attention he gives every file the moment it lands on his desk.

Darren Williams has a proven track record of service and dedication to his clients, winning cases at every level of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court, as well as the British Columbia Appeal, Supreme and Provincial Courts, and various federal and provincial boards and tribunals, Darren .

Darren prefers injury, wills/estates and transportation/marine litigation, but is passionate about helping those who have been treated unfairly in a variety of circumstances.  Darren regularly volunteers his time to pro bono representation of disadvantaged people, and legal education causes.  Darren is grateful to his family for supporting him in his efforts to help his clients.   

Prior to being called to the bar in 2001, Darren Williams spent considerable time working in the commercial fishing industry accruing over 1,000 days at sea along the BC coast.  He graduated from Brentwood College in 1991 and attended the University of Victoria, earning a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology in 1996 and a Juris Doctor in 2000.

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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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