Tactical Planning in Negotiations CPD with Bill Kaplan, QC

December 5, 2012, at the offices of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP (2500-700 West Georgia Street) with Bill Kaplan, QC, who is regularly recognized as one of the country’s leading lawyers and was voted Vancouver’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 in the area of insolvency and financial restructuring.

Mr. Kaplan’s talk is entitled “Tactical Planning in Negotiations: Objectifying a Subjective Process”. He has taught a course in negotiations at the UBC Faculty of Law for 15 years and has spoken on negotiations at numerous legal conferences.

This is a valuable opportunity to participate in a fascinating discussion led by a remarkable individual. If you would like to attend, kindly send a cheque for $20 payable to “Jewish Lawyers Association of British Columbia” and include in the memo line “Dec 5 CPD”, mailed to Noah Sarna’s attention at Thorsteinssons LLP. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

B.I. Event reminder – Nov. 22

The next Beth Israel Law and Learn event is this Thursday, November 22. Wills and Estates lawyer Felicia Folk and Rabbi Jonathan Infeld will compare inheritance law in B.C., including changes under WESA, with Judaic principles of inheritance and testamentary responsibility.
Nov. 22nd in the Erickson Room, 1075 West Georgia, at 12:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to jeremy@metrolaw.ca

Beth Israel first event success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Beth Israel’s first Law and Learn event.

The event was a great success, with strong attendance and vibrant discussion.

Thank you especially to Professor Cristie Ford, who discussed alternative schemes of penalties and sanctions, outside the justice system.  We discussed monitors in securities law, as well as the closed system of the Diamond Dealers’ Club in New York.

The CPD credit for this program is through the Jewish Lawyers Group, and you can register your credit at the Law Society website, as you would for any other Jewish Lawyers Group event.

The next Beth Israel Lunch and Learn is on November 22, 2012.  Felicia Folk and Rabbi Infeld will discuss inheritance law in the Canadian and Judaic legal systems.

For more information, contact Jeremy Costin at jeremy@metrolaw.ca.

Beth Israel Law and Learn program Oct. 18

Beginning October 18: 

Beth Israel’s Law and Learn program, held downtown at 1075 West Georgia Street (Erickson Room, Street Level), begins at lunchtime on October 18.

The program consists of 6 lunchtime sessions for a total cost of $180 (which includes lunch), which will give you 3 hours of CPD credit in each of 2012 and 2013.  If you would like to try it out, you can attend the first session for only $35.

The scheduled speakers, who will discuss contemporary legal issues and their Judaic counterparts with Rabbi Jonathan Infeld, are Professor Cristie Ford, Felicia Folk, Mr. Justice Bruce Cohen, Professor Joel Bakan, Mr. Justice Elliot Myers, and MP and Green Party leader Elizabeth May.

Register right away at 604-731-4161 or contact Jeremy Costin, who is assisting B.I. with this program, at jeremy@metrolaw.ca for more information.  Please note that all proceeds go to Beth Israel.

Judge Gary Cohen Event Nov. 14

Nov. 14:  The Honourable Judge J. Gary Cohen of the B.C. Provincial Court, who recently won the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2012 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) Hero Award, will be our first speaker at the new location, on November 14, 2012.

Our new location for Jewish Lawyer Group events is at Farris, on the 25th floor of the TD Bank building at 700 West Georgia, at the corner of Howe Street.

Welcome back!

This website is still being developed, and it now hosts a calendar of Jewish Lawyer Group and similar events!

Click “calendar” above!

The JLABC is a group of lawyers who make sure that JLG events continue to happen regularly.  Noah Sarna, who began the Jewish Lawyers Group in 2010, has been joined by Jon Festinger, QC, Alena Levitz, and Jeremy Costin.

In addition to bringing you quality events, and facilitating similar events around the community, our vision includes getting JLG information to you more efficiently, using tools like this website, Twitter, and a more efficient mailing list.

More information to come!