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Courtney Burnett and Samfiru Tumarkin LLP

Employment law services will be offered through Samfiru Tumarkin LLP by Courtney Burnett, designated paralegal, without direct supervision, including:

1. providing legal advice; conducting negotiations; drafting legal documents, and appearing before administrative tribunals, in matters within the jurisdiction of the following: the Civil ResolutionTribunal; the Human Rights Tribunal; the Employment Standards Branch; and the Worker’s Compensation Appeal Tribunal; and

2. providing legal advice; conducting negotiations; and drafting legal documents, in small claims matters.

Erin Bury

Erin Bury will operate an online digital platform, to help BC residents create wills and powers of attorney. Currently, users download and sign the completed agreement in front of witnesses. Bury intends to offer users a 100% end-to-end digital process, whereby users will be able to complete, digitally sign and virtually witness their documents without the need for paper copies. The platform will provide legal information about wills, estate planning and related topics. Should users require legal advice, they will be told to contact a lawyer.

Jane DePaoli

Jane DePaoli will offer the following legal and coaching services in the area of
family law:

1. Organizational assistance by helping clients to gather appropriate documentation relating to separation agreements, assisting clients with preparing financial statements, and reviewing documentation or correspondence;
2. Procedural assistance by helping the client understand and navigate the family law system;
3. Presentation assistance by explaining what clients can expect to happen when the client appears in a mediation session and/or court;
4. Drafting assistance with preparing mediation briefs, and proof reading documents prepared by the client;
5. Preparing and setting expectations for clients by explaining a range of possible outcomes;
6. Research assistance by using various online resources; and
7. Referral assistance by referring clients to lawyers where appropriate.

Kyle Friesen

Through Tellalawyer ( Kyle Friesen will provide an online lawyer referral service that offers a direct link for the public to qualified legal professionals, for initial consultations, through a secure online booking and payment platform.

Michelle Haigh

Michelle Haigh proposes to offer the following services on Small Claims matters:
1. Preparation of court forms;
2. Preparation of pleadings;
3. Filing and serving of court documents;
4. Legal advice;
5. Research on legal matters; and
6. Negotiate and facilitate settlements;

Tracy Laninga

Tracy Laninga proposes to offer a limited scope of services to clients who would maintain control of their own legal matter, in the following areas of law:

1. Simple small claims disputes;
2. Desk order divorces (restricted to uncontested desk orders with no other issues);
3. Simple landlord/tenant disputes under the Residential Tenancy Act;
4. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia disputes under the jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal;
5. Assisting with access to specific government programs;
6. Assisting with applying for legal aid; and
7. Drafting annual corporate maintenance documents for start-up companies and grant applications.

Jeremy Maddock

Jeremy Maddock proposes to offer the following research and writing services as a home-based contract employee, under the supervision of practicing lawyers, including:
1. Conducting legal research;
2. Reviewing and summarizing disclosure;c) Drafting pleadings;
3. Drafting legal arguments; and
4. Submitting any documents prepared by you for the review and approval
of the supervising lawyer.

Maddock also proposes to offer the following services to motor vehicle violation ticket disputants:
1. Reviewing violation tickets;
2. Providing information about the dispute process;
3. Obtaining disclosure from ticketing officers;
4. Negotiating possible resolution with ticketing officers; and
5. Drafting legal arguments.

John Charles Wesley McDonald

John Charles Wesley McDonald proposes to offer the following services:

1. Acting as the client’s advocate throughout the litigation process by providing legal advice, conducting legal research, drafting and filing documents, entering into settlement negotiations and making appearances in each of:

a) the Civil Resolution Tribunal;
b) the Residential Tenancy Branch; and
c) the Employment Standards Tribunal.

2. Small Claims Matters:

a) Meeting with clients;
b) Conducting legal research;
c) Preparing and filing documents such as pleadings, statements and
d) Assisting with document disclosure;
e) Engaging in settlement negotiation; and
f) Assisting the client with trial preparation.

Scott Nicol

Through SimpleArb, Scott Nicol will provide an online platform that allows parties to enter into settlement negotiation and confidentially disclose their offers to settle. A claimant enters the amount they are willing to receive and the respondent enters the amount they are willing to pay. The amount entered by one party is not disclosed to the other party. If the offers match or overlap, the SimpleArb system will declare a match. The system will then disclose the average of the offers to the parties and an agreement can be formed. If the offers do not match or overlap, no information on the offers is shared.

Mayette Ostonal

Mayette Ostonal proposes to offer the following services:

1. Legal Coaching, independent of Ostonal's employment at a law firm, which includes:

  • coaching clients in civil litigation procedure, with a focus on the Civil Resolution Tribunal and personal injury litigation
    • helping clients understand the process and what is required of them at each step;
    • providing them with information on how to find rules and other relevant legislation, the proper forms to use, serving parties, deadlines and other similar administrative matters;
    • assisting with determining evidence to use in supporting or defending their claim; and
    • providing assistance in how to find case law for arguments;
  • coaching clients when they prepare pleadings, statements, affidavits and submissions by providing explanations for the purpose of each document, general outlines of what should be included and then assisting them in either fleshing out their drafts or paring down the drafts to focus on the issues at hand;
  • providing general information and coaching regarding Small Claims and Supreme Court, including providing explanations on the court process, information on how and where to find rules and other relevant legislation, how to fill out forms, calculating deadlines, what evidence they need to prove or defend their claim, what can be included in their list of documents, the purpose of examinations for discoveries and general procedure, general information on trial preparation, and providing clients with online sources for more detailed information; and
  • helping clients hone or refocus their claims (but not specifically providing advice on what their legal issues are);

2. Editing documents that Ostonal's clients have prepared, such as letters, submissions and chronologies; and

3. Assisting clients with case law and quantum research to determine the appropriate damages for their claims.

Heather Campbell Pope

1. Legal guidance - Through phone consultations and email exchanges, Heather Campbell Pope will help unrepresented individuals with dementia and their families understand and navigate the criminal justice system and the barriers and issues faced by an accused/offender with dementia. If the accused/offender has representation, any further legal services for the individual is to be coordinated in consultation with the lawyer.

2. Advocacy support - Pope will provide advocacy support to people with dementia who enter the criminal justice system due to responsive behaviours by carrying out actions such as writing letters to the Crown, correctional authorities, care homes/health authorities regarding resident absences and admission, and writing letters to custodians of health information regarding access to records.

3. Legal research - Pope will cany out legal research and write memos/letters on dementia and criminal offending specific to the individual’s case, and prepare documents for use in, or related to, a proceeding. For example: preparing a human rights complaint if the individual has been "evicted" from or denied re-entry to their care home; preparing a submission regarding a deportation order; drafting written submissions for a conviction or sentence appeal; applying for termination or exemption from the sex offender registry; or applying for compassionate release.

Rachel S. Rabinovitch and Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation

Rachel S. Rabinovitch, human resources consultant, will offer human resources consulting services through Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation as follows:

1. interpretation of Employment Standards, Human Rights, contractual details/language, termination, and severance provisions; and

2. the services will be provided under the supervision of a practising lawyer at Spraggs & Co. Law Corporation.

Larry Smyth

Larry Smyth proposes to offer the following services:

1. Motor Vehicle Act Matters

a) Reviewing violation tickets;
b) Providing information about the dispute process;
c) Obtaining disclosure from ticketing officers;
d) Negotiating possible resolution with ticketing officers; and
e) Drafting legal arguments.

2. Residential Tenancy Act Matters
Acting as the client’s advocate throughout the Residential Tenancy
process, including:

a) Meeting with clients;
b) Communicating with opposing parties to settle the matter;
c) Conducting legal research;
d) Preparing, filing and serving documents;
e) Gathering, filing and serving evidence; and
f) Attending at Residential Tenancy Branch hearings to present
evidence, question witnesses, respond to evidence presented by the
opposing party and make submissions.

3. Small Claims Matters

a) Meeting with clients;
b) Conducting legal research;
c) Preparing and filing documents such as pleadings, statements and
d) Assisting with document disclosure;
e) Engaging in settlement negotiation;
f) Assisting the client with trial preparation; and
g) Acting as the client’s advocate throughout the Civil Resolution Tribunal

Hayley Woodin

1. Document creation - Hayley Woodin will run an online platform that creates cohabitation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The platform will include two main components: a guided expert system and a document assembly system.

2. Legal information and Education - The platform will provide users with legal information about their rights related to marriage, cohabitation and relationship breakdown in BC. Accessible legal information, resources and educational materials will be readily available on the platform and presented throughout the agreement creation process.

3. Managing User Risk - Users will also be urged to seek independent legal advice for the agreements that are created and in the event their needs exceed what the platform can meet.