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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 2 M A R C H 2 0 1 7 309 The Quebec Superior Court determined in one custody case that “the mother shall give notice one month in advance in order to have the children during the spring Equinox”: R.G.S. v. M.M., 2004 CanLII 11956. In news from the appellate ranks, Madam Justice Elizabeth Bennett, Madam Justice Nicole Garson and Mr. Justice Richard Goepel, all justices of the Court of Appeal, recently became supernumerary judges. On March 31, 2017 the Victoria Bar will hold the 12th Annual Victoria Battle of the Bar Bands at Pacific Fleet Club. Like its Vancouver counterpart, the Battle of the Bar Bands is a no-holds barred musical battle between members of Victoria’s legal community, decided by real judges of the Supreme and Provincial Courts. It is a fundraiser for the CBABC Benevolent Society, which provides emergency assistance to lawyers who have suffered an illness or injury. Get out and join the mosh pit! Oscar Hammerstein II, the lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers on songs including “Younger Than Springtime” (from the musical “South Pacific”), left his studies at Columbia Law School in 1917 to pursue his theatre career. “Younger Than Springtime” is also a registered trademark of Aquamint Laboratories, Inc. for moisturizing cream. The company advertises “Younger Than Springtime” as “a cosmetically-elegant, medically-correct face cream developed in 1960.” Adam Picotte was reappointed as a part-time member of the Social Security Tribunal for a further two-year term. Patricia Gallivan, Q.C., was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers on November 12, 2016. Under the Local Government Act, the requirement for the assent of the electors, in this case to reduce the municipal area of the District of Sparwood, was recently waived. “A local man was fined on Monday for repeated trespassing and criminal damage. Margaret River Magistrates Court heard how the man entered a local school building by forcing open a window with another man.”—Margaret River Times, Western Australia. Shelley-Meghan L. Lopez was appointed as a vice chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal for a term ending December 31, 2022.


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