2 Track Conference: Estate & Family Law Summit
  • Family Law: Keep Calm and Practice On: Challenges and Solutions in Family Law
  • Estate Law: This is How you Do it
Conference Chairs: Zara Suleman, Magal Huberman, Tara R. Britnell  & Amy A. Mortimore
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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 5 April 2019, Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The conference runs from 9:00 am - 5:15 pm in East Meeting Rooms 1-3
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This conference qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2019, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
  East Meeting Room 1 - Family Law Track
Keep Calm and Practice On: Challenges and Solutions in Family Law
East Meeting Room 2 - Estate Litigation Track
Estate Litigation: This Is How You Do It
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Networking |  Room: Exhibitor Hall
9:00 - 10:00  Opening Plenary: View from 3 Benches - Shaping the Law
Speakers: The Honourable Wally T. Oppal QC, Wally T. Oppal Law Corporation, Vancouver
 , Madam Justice Jane Dardi, Supreme Court of BC & Judge Nancy Adams, Provincial Court of BC
Room: East Meeting Room 1
10:00 - 10:05  Opening Remarks
Chairs: Magal Huberman, Pietrow Law Group, Vancouver  
Zara Suleman, Suleman Family Law, North Vancouver
Opening Remarks
Chairs: Tara Britnell, Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation, Surrey
Amy Mortimore, Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver
10:05 - 10:45 Let’s Work Together: Parenting Coordination and the Role of Counsel
Speakers: Arlene Henry QC, Arlene H. Henry Mediation and Law Offices, Vancouver
R. Craig A. Neville QC, Watson Goepel LLP,  Vancouver
How to Fight Smart: Strategies From the Trenches
Speaker: Janet (Jacy) Wingson QC, McQuarrie Hunter, Surrey
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break and Networking &  Exhibitor Time  |  Room: Exhibitor Hall
11:15 - 12:00 Where Oh Where Did the Payor Go? Understanding FMEP and ISO
Speakers: Paul Hundal, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, Burnaby
Paul Reimer, Paul Reimer Law Corporation, Vancouver
Committeships:  Overcoming Roadblocks
Speaker: Deirdre Herbert, McLellan Herbert, Vancouver
12:00 - 12:45 pm You Can Do This! The ABCs of a Family Violence File
Speakers: Dr. Allan Wade PhD, Family Therapist & Researcher, Centre for Response-Based Practice, Duncan
Vandana Sood, Rise Women’s Legal Centre Society, Vancouver
Clea P. Amundsen, The Kitsilano Family Law Group, Vancouver
Proprietary Estoppel - Does It Apply to My Facts?  
Speaker: Heather Fisher, Horne Coupar LLP, Victoria
12:45 - 1:15

Networking Luncheon   |  Room: Exhibitor Hall

1:15 - 2:30 Afternoon Plenary: Families Look Like This: A Closer Look at Polyamory, LATS & ART for the Family and Estate Bar
Speakers: Zara Suleman (moderator) barbara findlay QC, Vancouver &  Monique N. Shebbeare, Vancouver & Stanley Rule, Sabey Rule LLP Kelowna
Room: East Meeting Room 1 
2:30 - 3:15  New Initiatives in Family Justice: Updates from the AG
Speakers: Nancy Carter, Ministry of Justice - Justice Services, Victoria
Shannan Knutson, Ministry of Justice - Justice Services, Victoria
How to Test for Testamentary Capacity: A Demonstration 
Speakers: Ken Kramer QC, KMK Law Corporation, Vancouver & 
Michelle Isaak, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Vancouver
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break and Networking &  Exhibitor Time  |  Room: Exhibitor Hall
3:45 - 4:30 Settle This! Fighting Smart: Mediation DOs and DON'Ts
Speakers: Gayle M. Raphanel, Gayle M. Raphanel Personal Law Corporation, Vancouver
Shannon Aldinger, Aldinger Law Corporation, Courtenay
Undue Influence: How to Prosecute, How to Defend, and How to Win
Speakers: David Hunter, Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation, Surrey & 
R. Trevor Todd, R. Trevor Todd Law Corp, Vancouver
4:30 - 5:15 Very Appealing: Assessing and Determining Who, What, When, Where, & How to Launch an Appeal
Speakers: Megan R. Ellis QC, Megan Ellis & Company, Vancouver
Mark R. Slay, North Shore Law LLP, Vancouver

Cocktail Party Questions
Speaker: Geoffrey White, Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation, Kelowna
5:15 - 6:15 President’s Reception   |  Room: Exhibitor Hall


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