622 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 4 JULY 2020
Among messages of goodwill received for the occasion was one from London’s
Middle Temple, which has donated part of the floor of its famous Hall.
Four venerable oak boards, which served in that ancient lawyers’ meeting
place for almost two-and-a-half centuries and bore the buckled shoes of
many of the most famous figures of English legal history, are being flown to
Vancouver to be made into a table for the Inn.
“It will give us all pleasure that there should be this link between The
Lawyers’ Inn and the Middle Temple”, wrote Lord Salmon, Treasurer of the
Our genial host, Heinz Knittel, meanwhile is doing his level best to duplicate
the hospitable atmosphere of the Inns of Court with his well stocked
pantry and strong drink at competitive prices. Tony Pantages, who has
charge of the wine list, promises fine vintages to match those of the Middle
Hot and cold sandwich plates are served at lunch time and morning and
afternoon coffee hours are honoured.
Evening bar service on a daily basis is expected to commence very shortly,
but initially normal business of the Inn has had to be restricted to the hours
of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.—or so soon thereafter as counsel may be moved.
Facilities of the Marc health department are being made available to Inn
members on special terms.
Bylaws for the Inn, including enrollment fees and membership dues, still
await final settlement. The only portion revealed to the Advocate concerns
the passing of port (to the left) and the loitering of chauffeurs on the premises
We are assured that substantial agreement is imminent on other important
matters, and that there is an air of optimism over the prospect of early
An ‘open house’ evening is planned for the near future to give nonmembers
an opportunity to view the premises. Other special events are under
Mike Hermann, at Campney and Murphy, is to be contacted concerning
Membership. Peter Bogardus is in charge of Building and Maintenance,
Sandford Cohen heads the Entertainment Committee and Yale Chernoff is
in charge of Finance. We hope to have firmer news of their activities for the
next issue of the Advocate.
Meanwhile, at 595 Hornby Street, port is being passed (to the left) to honour
the sentiment expressed by old Sam Johnson: “There is nothing yet contrived
by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good Inn”.
The Doctor would definitely have approved.