Law Practice 101 Panel

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

DLA Piper Hall, Rm 104

Every lawyer who is licensed in BC is both a barrister and solicitor. In general terms, barristers (aka litigators) work on matters related to claims made in court (e.g., drafting documents or pleadings necessary to file a claim, attending to document production, deposing witnesses, running trials and hearings) and solicitors engage in transactional work (e.g., drafting contracts and supporting documents, conducting due diligence, negotiating with opposing counsel to finalize the terms of a deal).

Plan to attend this popular annual panel to hear from different lawyers who have a barrister's practice, solicitor's practice, or both. Learn what they do on a daily basis, who their clients are, what personality types are best suited for their particular type of work, along with the challenges and benefits of their job.

Lawyers attending include: 

  • Litigation: 
    • Lisa Martz, Lawyer – Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP
    • Yun Li-Reilly, Associate – Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
  • Solicitor: 
    • Ryan J. Black, Partner – McMillan LLP
    • Megan Coyle, Associate – Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • In-House: 
    • Aniz Alani, Director of Property, Risk Management & Legal Services – City of Abbotsford