JLG News and Events


The Jewish Lawyers Group is pleased to announce that Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP has generously offered to host JLG events!  We thank the entire firm at Farris.

Farris is located on the 25th floor of the TD Bank building at 700 West Georgia, at the corner of Howe Street.


June 19:  Alan Farber, of Farber & Folk, Barristers and Solicitors, will present on the emergent issues with civil jury trials in British Columbia. This session promises to be fascinating both to litigators and to solicitors. The jury trial is traditionally hailed as a cornerstone of democracy; yet it is equally criticized as a theatre in which performance can trump justice. As British Columbia tries to prevent those dramatics, we see more and more mistrials. There is a significant shift in how jury trials are conducted, and their role in the civil justice system.

Alan will discuss what has changed and why, and the impact of those changes on the fundamental principles of justice that we have assigned to juries to uphold. Alan and I have discussed this at great length already, and as a solicitor who rarely sets foot in the courtroom, I was fascinated.

Join us on Thursday, June 19, at 12:00 noon, in the Main Boardroom at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, 25th Floor, 700 West Georgia Street.

Thank you again to Mitchell Gropper, QC, at Farris for continuing to support our program.