News Release
March 04, 2022

The Law Society of British Columbia is pleased to present Why lawyers do what they do, for you, the 2022 Rule of Law Lecture featuring criminal defence lawyer Marie Henein. We invite the public to attend and join our conversation on the role lawyers play in defending citizens against the state, how the independence of lawyers protects the public and the rule of law, and why that should matter to everyone.

The lecture will explore the following questions: When you hire a lawyer, do you expect them to represent your interests and yours alone? If the public believes you are guilty of a crime or that your cause is wrong, should you still be able to hire a lawyer? What would happen if we decide that the “wrong” people or causes shouldn’t be allowed to have legal representation?

Event details

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Location: UBC Robson Square, Theatre

Admission is free but space is limited. To register, email the Law Society at and provide your name, contact information and number of attendees.

Download the event flyer.

The annual lecture series is part of the Law Society’s efforts to help people understand how the rule of law is fundamental to citizens’ rights and freedoms and to the justice system.

Speaker biography

Marie Henein is a senior partner at Henein Hutchison LLP, recognized in Canadian Lawyer as one of the country's Top Ten Litigation Boutiques. She has been interviewed on CBC's The National, written for The Globe and Mail, and is a sought after speaker. She recently released her memoir Nothing But the Truth, which weaves her personal story with her strongly held views on society's most pressing issues, legal and otherwise.


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Vinnie Yuen
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