308 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 76 PART 2 MARCH 2018
Tickets for the 2018 Lawyer Show, one of the most popular events on the
legal community calendar, are now on sale. This year’s production, The
Drowsy Chaperone, will run May 3–5, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre. The
Drowsy Chaperone is a musical within a comedy that has entertained audiences
in Toronto, New York and London. Now it’s the lawyers’ turn to take
the stage in Vancouver to help raise funds for Carousel Theatre for Young
People and Touchstone Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at <tickets.
carouseltheatre.ca> or by calling Carousel Theatre at 604-685-6217.
Perhaps overcome by proximity to Hollywood, the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of California noted in a dispute between a Californiabased
jeweller and a London-based retailer that “diamonds are a girl’s best
friend, but personal jurisdiction remains a plaintiff’s nagging responsibility”.
Finding that “exercising personal jurisdiction over the defendant would
violate established due process norms”, the court concluded: “Diamonds are
forever, but this case is through because the motion to dismiss is
GRANTED”: S.H. Silver Co. v. David Morris Int’l, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS
Anne Chopra, the past ombudsperson for the Law Society of British Columbia,
recently released her second book, Beyond Reflection: Bridging Mind and
Heart. Published by Influence Publishing in concert with Abacho Publishing,
it is described by one reviewer as “poignant and playful; but ultimately
a challenging look at how and why we discover our lives. Both meditative
and propulsive, Chopra weaves themes of truth, growth, relationships and
love into vignettes that pose questions that are central to navigating human
Richard J.S. Rainey was recently appointed to the board of the British
Columbia Assessment Authority for a term ending December 1, 2019.
Catherine R. McCreary was appointed to the British Columbia Human
Rights Tribunal for a term ending December 31, 2019. In 2017 the tribunal
had 1,273 new complaints filed, a historic high, representing a four per cent
increase over the previous two years.
The long title and preamble to the federal Export and Import of Rough Diamonds
Act, S.C. 2002, c. 25 explain that it is a statute “providing for controls
on the export, import or transit across Canada of rough diamonds and for a
certification scheme for the export of rough diamonds in order to meet
Canada’s obligations under the Kimberley Process”, which “establishes min-