THE ADVOCATE 629
VOL. 78 PART 4 JULY 2020
Needing some blue skies these days? Reflecting his own happy
mood on becoming a parent, Irving Berlin wrote the song
“Blue Skies” in 1926, originally for a Ziegfeld production. Its
cheerful refrain includes: “Blue skies smiling at me / Nothing
but blue skies do I see / Blue birds singing a song / Nothing but blue skies
from now on”. And of course there is also the later “I Can See Clearly Now”,
a song originally recorded by Johnny Nash, which includes: “Gone are the
dark clouds that had me blind / It’s gonna be a bright (bright) / Bright
(bright) sunshiny day” and, correspondingly, “Look all around, there’s nothing
but blue skies / Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies”.
Clearly (yes, pun intended) given the success of these songs, in the past just
as now there were many hoping to see, or at least hear about, blue skies too.
Although not set to music, we invoke a few blue skies below and wish our
colleagues embarking on new adventures, and readers generally, nothing
but blue skies from now on.
Jason Newton jumps from Stevens Virgin to land at Alexander Holburn
Beaudin + Lang. Gehlen Dabbs welcomes Heena Han, who was previously
with Lindsay LLP. Jeff Read moves to Watson Goepel from Miller Thomson.
Kathleen Pinno leaves her post with the federal Department of Justice in
Alberta and moves to Powell River to set up a sole practice called Options
Legal Research and Writing, providing freelance legal research and writing
services to other lawyers. Courtney Morrison, previously of Preszler Law,
Miles Caine, once with Kosteckyj & Parhar Trial Lawyers, and David von
der Porten, latterly of Ratcliff and Co., all move to North Shore Law. Margaret
Currie jumps from Vancouver City Savings Credit Union to a new role
Lawyers who have moved their practices should email details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts, Q.C.,
at <email@example.com> to ensure an appearance in “Bench & 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 associates.