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VOL. 76 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2018
The last executions in one of the largest witch hunts in American
history occurred on September 22, 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts.
Three hundred and twenty-six years later, on
September 22, 2018, the autumnal equinox, known as Mabon
(a harvest festival) in the pagan calendar, will be celebrated in the Wiccan
community. September 22 to 24 are also the 2018 dates associated in China
and beyond with the Mid-Autumn, Moon or Harvest Moon Festival.
Whether you are taking a day off to celebrate the harvest with pagan rites
or mooncakes, or taking a break from hunting down Halloween costumes
or pumpkins, we invite you to read in these pages about the lawyers and
judges who keep us spellbound.
Kevin Hill moves from Blakes’ Vancouver office to join Lawson Lundell.
Samantha Stepney steps from Kent Employment Law to Borden Ladner
Gervais. Drew Lawrenson joins Harper Grey as associate counsel, moving
from Miller Titerle. Jennifer MacGregor-Greer moves on from Kornfeld
LLP and joins MEP Business Counsel (Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP).
Sarah Runyon joins forces with Douglas J. Marion, Q.C., to form Marion
& Runyon in Campbell River. Ms. Runyon also recently received the prestigious
Fulbright Scholarship and Law Foundation Scholarship to pursue an
LL.M. in the area of criminal law reform. She will start in September 2018.
Lorena Vlad takes up a post as in-house counsel with UBC, having previously
been with Lawson Lundell. DuMoulin Black welcomes David
Gunasekera, who joins them from McCullough O’Connor Irwin; Danielle
Bensler, who moves from Norton Rose; Karan Sodhi, who leaves McQuarrie
Hunter; and Brandon Deans, who moves from McMillan LLP. Ranj San-
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