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Shafik Bhalloo was born in Tanzania. He is a lawyer with Kornfeld LLP in Vancouver and
a professor with Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Shafik is two years
into a four-year reappointment as a member of the Employment Standards Tribunal.
Karen Dickson was born in St. Paul’s Hospital in a room with blue curtains. She is a senior
partner practising business law at Miller Thomson LLP, whose snazzy new premises are
devoid of curtains and four-walled offices. For Karen, the walrus is, and always has been,
Elizabeth Edinger graduated from the faculty of law at UBC in 1967. She holds the distinction
of being the first law student in UBC history to give birth in the midst of her studies
(which probably resulted in an interesting Constitutional Law class). She also holds the distinction
of being the faculty’s longest-serving associate dean. She has been teaching Constitutional
Law, Conflicts, Creditors’ Remedies and other courses starting with the letter C
at UBC since 1973. There are no signs of her stopping.
Hana Holbrook was called to the bar in 2007. She is an associate at Lunny Atmore where
she practises in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, commercial
lending transactions and general corporate matters. Hana is fluent in English and
French and has no recollection of the colour of the curtains in the room where she was
born. Indeed, there might not have been curtains.
Sandra Jakab is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. She was called to
the Alberta bar in 1986 and the B.C. bar in 1989. A former director of capital markets regulation
at the British Columbia Securities Commission, Sandra has also worked as part of
the regulatory compliance senior management team at HSBC Bank Canada. She now has
her own law firm, Jakab Law and Compliance.
Steven McKoen is a partner at Blakes where he practises in the areas of securities, mergers
and acquisitions and corporate governance. As a bencher of the Law Society, Steven is
chair of the Governance Committee and Law Firm Regulation Task Force, vice-chair of the
Finance and Audit Committee and vice-chair of the Practice Standards Committee.
Lisa A. Peters, Q.C., is the chair of the British Columbia Law Institute. She is also the head
of the legal research and opinions department of Lawson Lundell LLP. Appointed Queen’s
Counsel in 2016, Lisa has litigated criminal, municipal, railway, real estate and administrative
matters. We are not sure how long it has been since she last strapped on a pair of
goalie pads, but suffice to say it is hard to get anything past Ms. Peters.