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law day: april 16

The 28th annual Law Day will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the CBC building, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. It celebrates the theme Access to Justice: The Changing Face of Law

Activities include a citizenship ceremony, free public forum, mock trial, displays and demonstrations.

Law Day is held on the final day of Law Week, which runs from April 9 to 16.

Law Foundation news

Margaret Sasges, Chair of the Law Foundation of BC, is pleased to announce the appointments by the Law Society of Sandra Dick and Eugene Raponi, QC, as governors of the Law Foundation for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2011.

Sandra Dick, appointee for the County of Nanaimo, was called to the Bar in 1990. She practised for several years with Cohen Buchan Edwards in Richmond and joined Heath & Company in Nanaimo in 1995, practising primarily family law. She has been the President of the Nanaimo City Bar Association since 1996 and Chair of the Nanaimo Family Law Section since 2008. She is also a past director of the Boys and Girls Club of Ladysmith.

Eugene Raponi, QC, appointee for the County of Victoria, was called to the Bar in 1982. He is currently a partner at Waddell Raponi, where he practises civil litigation with a focus on family law, mediation and collaborative family law. He was an Executive member of the National Family Law Section and served as its Chair in 1999/2000. Raponi has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the CBA, BC Branch and as Chair of its Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council (Provincial Court). He was on the Board of Directors of the Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre from 2004 to 2010.

JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT

James Bahen, QC was appointed to the Provincial Court in Surrey.


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