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Nov Advocate 2017

THE ADVOCATE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 6 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 947 BENCH AND BAR In the words of the “Christmas Waltz” (though we are happy to substitute for this any holiday of your choice), “It’s that time of year / … Every song you hear seems to say / ‘Merry Christmas / May your new year’s dreams come true’; we wish “… you and yours / The same thing, too”. As many children await the arrival of Dancer and Prancer together with the rest of Santa’s reindeer, and NORAD anticipates tracking both reindeer and missiles, here is the latest on our colleagues who have changed their partners and sashayed across the dance floor. Irene Chen moves to Lawson Lundell from Gowlings. Michael Li departs the Hong Kong firm of Maples and Calder to move to Lawson Lundell’s Vancouver office. Rajit Mittal bolsters MLT Aikins’s Vancouver office, moving from Lex Pacifica Law Corp. Alex Bayer and Banreet Garcha leave Bayer Law Corporation to join Koffman Kalef. Shaun C. Driver joins Boughton Law, moving from Cundari & Seibel in Kamloops to do so. Clark Wilson welcomes Bavia Bisetty who left Stikeman Elliott in Calgary to move further west. Christa L. Korens leaves Branch MacMaster to follow her heart to Nova Scotia. Avichay Sharon joins Branch MacMaster after a stint clerking with the Supreme Court of British Columbia. James Sutcliffe moves from Lawson Lundell to take up a post with McMillan. Garrett Lee joins Lawson Lundell from Blakes. Alan L. Monk forgoes the role of sole practitioner to join Edwards Kenny & Bray as associate counsel. Scott Andersen moves from Gowlings’s Vancouver office to Lawson Lundell. Pauline V. Gardikiotis moves from Dolden Wallace Folick to become counsel with BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc. As noted in our previous issue, Craig T. Munroe moves from Gall Legge Grant & Munroe (now Gall Legge Lawyers who have moved their practices should fax details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts at 604-669-1620 to ensure an appearance in “Bench and Bar”. Note that we do not report changes in lawyers’ status within their firms (from associate to partner, for example) other than in cases where persons formerly articled have been hired as associates.


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