How to Be a Great Litigation Junior 2019

Course Date: May 3, 2019

Total: 5h 27min
Total Ethics: 1h

Welcome and Introduction

Joel Morris Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver

What Do You Look for in a Junior?

  • what senior counsel look for in a junior on a file from the perspective of various practice areas
  • skills to develop to be an effective junior
  • practice points for junior counsel

Moderator: Joel Morris Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Craig P. Dennis, QC
McEwan Partners, Vancouver

Jennifer L. Francis Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Richard C.C. Peck, QC  Peck and Company, Vancouver


Effective Legal Writing for Junior Counsel

  • advice regarding effective legal writing
  • differences between writing for various audiences:
    • writing for lawyers (legal research and writing)
    • writing for clients (legal opinions)
    • writing for courts/tribunals (legal submissions)

Christopher M. Rusnak Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

  • advice regarding lessons learned as junior counsel

Emily Kirkpatrick McEwan Partners, Vancouver
Peter R. Senkpiel Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP, Vancouver
Kevin B. Westell Pender Litigation, Vancouver

Lawyer Wellness and Productivity

Moderator: Joel Morris Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver
Allison Wolf Lawyer Coach, Shift Works Strategic Inc., Vancouver

Networking Lunch (provided)

View from the Bench

  • advice for junior counsel appearing at different levels of court

The Honourable Madam Justice Karen A. Horsman Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
The Honourable Judge David A. St. Pierre  Provincial Court of BC, Vancouver
Master Stuart Cameron  Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver


Advocacy Practice Panel

  • advice on advocacy for junior counsel
  • professionalism and ethics

Ludmila B. Herbst, QC Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
David A. Jardine, QC Crown Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General, Vancouver
Andrew I. Nathanson  Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Joel Morris Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver