THE ADVOCATE 621
VOL. 78 PART 4 JULY 2020
By D. Michael Bain
THE LAWYERS’ INN
A Home at Last for the Vancouver Bar
By Martin Taylor
"Come on gentlemen, if the Registered Nurses can do it, so can you."
In his characteristically inflammatory fashion a celebrated polemicist
drew attention in the Advocate five years ago (Vol. 25, page 149)
to the virtually unique status acquired by the Vancouver Bar as a
profession without a home.
His rude challenge was indeed met in style in May … with the opening
of The Lawyers’ Inn.
Just about everyone (except, unfortunately, the Registered Nurses) was
there for the Grand Opening to pay tribute to the dedicated group led by
Dave Vickers whose labours have at last brought the profession’s notorious
social vagrancy to a happy end.
Not, it is true, that the second floor of the Marc Building was quite what
our challenger had in mind (he would have had us set up a highrise building
between the Vancouver and Terminal City clubs) but, a home it is indeed,
and so recognized by more than 500 members.
* Reprinted from (1972) 30 Advocate 156. This was prior to the author’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel.