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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Response of Harris & Brun

Jennifer Brun

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Harris & Brun is implementing government recommended measures to ensure the health and safety of our firm members, clients, and communities.  Effective March 19, 2020, our office will be staffed on a limited basis for only essential, critical operations.  All other firm members will work remotely so we can continue to provide exceptional legal services during this challenging time.  We have planned for this contingency and have all of the necessary technologies in place to continue to meet the needs of our valued clients.  We continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and…

November 7, 2019

A RESPECTED CAREER FILLED WITH VOLUNTEER SERVICE: ROBERT BRUN, QC HONOURED FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO BC’S LEGAL PROFESSION

Jennifer Brun

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) congratulates Vancouver lawyer Robert Brun, QC as the 2019 recipient of the Georges A. Goyer QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. CBABC presented the award last evening during the BC legal community’s annual Bench & Bar Dinner. “All of Robert’s nominators and supporters share in respect for his outstanding abilities as a lawyer and consistent support of the legal profession,” said CBABC president, Ken Armstrong. “We count on Robert through his practice, volunteering, and 40 years of legal writing and lectures, to share his personal and professional wisdom and perspective – qualities that…

August 7, 2018

Robert, congratulations on 40 years at the Bar!

Jennifer Brun

July 10, 2018, was a very special day at Harris Brun Law Corporation.  Robert C. Brun, Q.C. was called to the Bar 40 years earlier on July 10, 1978. July 10, 1978, was a Monday.  The President of the USA was Jimmy Carter.  The Prime Minister of Canada was Pierre Trudeau.  In the UK, “You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was topping the charts.  The #1 song in the US was “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb. As a courageous five-year Call, Robert joined forces with Lyle G. Harris, Q.C. (who celebrated his 40 years…

May 11, 2018

CBABC Position on Proposed Automobile Insurance Reforms

Jennifer Brun

As the CBABC Executive Liaison to the Automobile Insurance Committee, I am writing to highlight the issues arising from our provincial government’s introduction of Bills 20 and 22. By way of background, on April 23, 2018, the government introduced Bill 20 and Bill 22 to amend the Insurance (Vehicle) Act and the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act.  Together these Bills aim to impose a cap on the pain and suffering head of damages in motor vehicle accident claims, as well as to significantly expand the monetary jurisdiction and scope of the current Civil Resolution Tribunal. Following that announcement, the CBABC began…

February 13, 2018

Correspondence from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Jennifer Brun

Ms. Brun’s letter of October 30, 2017, addressed to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and respecting the present judicial shortage in British Columbia, gained substantial traction.  Ms. Brun was interviewed by Mr. Keith Fraser, reporter for the Vancouver Sun, and quoted in an article published online on December 22, 2017, and in print on December 23, 2017, which can be read here: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-s-supreme-shortage-of-judges-courts-public-concern.  More recently, Ms. Brun received the following personal response from The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., on February 9, 2018, which is very much appreciated:   Dear Ms. Brun: Thank you for…

November 1, 2017

Restore Timely Access to Justice: A plea to fill judicial vacancies

Jennifer Brun

October 30, 2017   Department of Justice 284 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario    K1A 0H8 Attention:   The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada   Dear Minister Wilson-Raybould:   Re: Appointment of Supreme Court Justices in British Columbia I am a barrister carrying on business at Harris & Brun Law Corporation on West Georgia Street in the City of Vancouver.  Our firm is a well-established civil litigation boutique of a modest 12 lawyers.  Over the past several weeks I have spent numerous hours preparing for a trial that was scheduled to commence today in the Supreme…

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