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all sizes; for lawyers in large, urban practices and small community ones;
for lawyers who work in private practice—at private firms and in-house—
and in public sector environments.
While outstanding mentorship qualities may be found alongside other
qualities that can give a candidate prominence within the profession or the
community at large, that prominence is not a prerequisite for the recognition
that the Hyndman Award is intended to bestow. Indeed, sometimes
lawyers who are excellent mentors have a lower profile than others lawyers
precisely because the necessarily private and behind-the-scenes character
of mentorship, together with its considerable time demands, lessen the
opportunities those mentors have for enhancing their own public profiles.
We wish to ensure that lawyers from different genders and backgrounds
who dedicate great effort to bringing young lawyers along in a broad range
of settings are reflected among the nominations we receive.
Candidates must be available to attend the presentation ceremony at the
VBA’s Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21,
The VBA and The Counsel Network were proud to present a new summer
series, “Breakfast with the Bench”, at the offices of Charest Reporting. In
June, July and August, lawyers had an opportunity to hear from Master
Cameron, Judge Hamilton and Mr. Justice Tammen, respectively.
The Craft Beer and Spirits Festival is just around the corner on September
26. Please visit our website <www.vancouverbar.ca> for more information
and to purchase tickets.
We are excited to once again partner with the CBABC to offer a professional
development course in October. Please see our website for further
Lastly, our marquee event, the AGM, will be held on November 21, 2019
at the Hotel Vancouver. This event will feature a silent auction with proceeds
going to the Lawyers Assistance Program and Access Pro Bono. You
must be a member of the VBA to vote; articled students who are members
are eligible. Please visit our website for more information about becoming a
We look forward to seeing you at our fall events!