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Sciences Association of BC and opens R. Noonan ADR Solutions, where he
will offer services as a mediator and arbitrator. Douglas Thorpe-Dorward
receives a new mug from Forte Law, where he is now practising employment
law. It is not clear whether the mug was instead of a signing bonus.
Bruno Desparts departs from Gowlings in Ottawa and finds a new home at
Harper Grey. Richard Okimaw joins the Kelowna office of Lawson Lundell,
having previously been a sole practitioner. Ryan D.W. Dalziel, formerly a
partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, joins Hunter Litigation Chambers as
counsel. Carey Veinotte moves to Whitelaw Twining from Taylor Veinotte
Sullivan Barristers. Benjamin La Borie shifts his practice from Hakemi &
Ridgedale to Bridgehouse Law. Mark McPhee and Joe Antifaev move to
Harper Grey from Swadden & Company and Slater Vecchio, respectively.
Isaac Shieh joins the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell, having come
from the New Jersey office of the Attorney General – Division of Criminal
Justice. Aimee Ares moves her practice from MacCallum Law Group to
Westcoast Wills & Estates Law Corporation. Ryan Black, Morgan T.
McDonald and Maneesha Dakha leave the Vancouver office of McMillan
to join DLA Piper.
Speaking somewhat in passing of the “Venus” in the name “Miss Venus USA”
pageant, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York noted
in Miss Universe, L.P., L.L.L.P. v. Villegas, 1:2006cv04977 that “the Oxford
English Dictionary’s entry yields twelve usages of the word, ranging from
the obvious (usage 1a: the ‘ancient Roman goddess of beauty and love (esp.
sensual love)’) to the arcane (usage 10: a ‘genus of bivalve mollusks typically
representing the family ‘Veneridae’). Oxford English Dictionary 523–
24 (2d ed. 1991). The Court guesses that the pageant took its name from the
goddess, not the mollusk.”
In news from the Court of Appeal, Justice David Frankel became a supernumerary
judge on April l, 2019.
Meanwhile, in the trial courts, Justice Lance Bernard became supernumerary
on May 11, 2019, Justice Grant Burnyeat retired on May 25, 2019,
Master Robert McDiarmid retired on July 31, 2019, Justice Robert Crawford
retired on August 15, 2019, Justice Gregory Bowden retired on October
l, 2019, Justice Nathan Smith became supernumerary on October 10,
2019, Justice Brian MacKenzie became supernumerary on October 22,
2019, Justice Kenneth Affleck retired on November 5, 2019 and Justice
Arne Silverman became supernumerary on November 26, 2019.