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February 19, 2021

Canadian Lawyer magazine interviews Jennifer Brun about CBABC’s Agenda for Justice 2021

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Jennifer Brun, president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. Branch, spoke with Canadian Lawyer about CBABC’s report on modernizing the justice system in British Columbia. The report, entitled Agenda for Justice 2021, offers over 40 recommendations impacting 22 key areas to improve access to justice for British Columbians. The report also identifies where the legal community and the B.C. government can work collaboratively to move the justice system forward. The pandemic led to major disruptions in the justice system, but it also galvanized the court system and the legal profession to use available technologies and take the leap to virtual…

February 11, 2021

Susan Rowed Retires: Thank You and Congratulations

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Susan Rowed has recently retired from the practice of law. The director of HBLC would like to take this opportunity to thank Susan for her many years of service to our firm. Susan joined Harris and Brun on April 1, 2003, as an associate, at what was then a partnership. Before she joined the firm she had obtained extensive experience in the field of personal injury litigation. She was an integral part of the firm, up until her first departure in March 2012, when she and her husband decided to move away from Vancouver. We continued to stay in touch…

November 13, 2020

CBABC President Jennifer Brun Profiled in The Advocate

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For those of you who don’t know Jennifer Brun, her portrait graces the cover of the November 2020 issue of The Advocate.  The issue includes an “On the Front Cover,” piece written by Lyle Harris, Q.C., that introduces our valued colleague and now president of the CBABC. You can read the article HERE.

September 16, 2020

CBABC President Jennifer Brun interviewed in The Lawyer’s Daily about the Impact of COVID-19 and What’s Next

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Jennifer Brun spoke with The Lawyer’s Daily reporter Ian Burns to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the legal profession. She noted how the push to leverage technology prompted by the lack of options in the face of a global pandemic has led to reshaping the profession. She also commented on two key issues on the agenda in 2020: the impact of the impending changes to provincial auto insurance and the role of alternative legal service providers in the profession. Read the article: COVID-19 has led to paradigm shift in legal profession: B.C. bar association president

September 1, 2020

Jennifer Brun begins her term as Canadian Bar Association (BC) President, 2020-21

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We are delighted to congratulate Jennifer Brun as she takes on the challenging role of CBABC President for the 2020-21 term. It’s an understatement that Jennifer is stepping into the position when the legal profession faces unprecedented challenges. We have every confidence in her ability to turn the apparent obstacles presented by a global pandemic into opportunities to leverage technology and embrace a culture shift that includes diversity, equality, and a multiplicity of working arrangements that meet personal and professional requirements. Read the media release: The Law’s Cultural Reboot: new CBABC President Welcome Paradigm Shift in the Legal Profession

July 8, 2020

Phased Reopening with WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Safety Plan in Place

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of our business continuity plan, HBLC transitioned to working remotely in early March. While it was a significant shift, our firm was prepared with digital technology and we were able to provide excellent client service with complete continuity of our practice. Virtual platforms enabled us to stay connected in a way that supported our “Care and Commitment” promise, while focusing on the health and safety of our firm members, our families, and our clients. During the past few months, we have limited access to our premises for only critical operations and…

June 11, 2020

Jennifer Brun to discuss CBABC Automobile Insurance Working Group (AIWG) Submission on Vehicle Tort Reform and the proposed Evidence Act Amendments.

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On June 11, 2020, Jennifer Brun will be discussing the AIWG’s concerns regarding the proposed changes to the handling of motor vehicle accident claims in British Columbia with BC Attorney General, David Eby, QC and Deputy Attorney General, Richard Fyfe, QC. The proposed changes to the Insurance (Vehicle) Act (Bill 11), provide for a no-fault automobile insurance system in BC. The result will be that injured British Columbians will no longer have the right to compensation for damages based on an assessment of their unique circumstances and the impact of the motor vehicle accident on their life. Essentially, the CBABC opposes…

June 11, 2020

Jennifer Brun presents CBABC’s Request for Court Digital Transformation Strategy Funding to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

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On June 8, 2020, Jennifer Brun, as First Vice President of the CBABC, presented the CBABC’s request to the province’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to allocate funding and to accelerate the work of the Court Digital Transformation Strategy (“CDTS”). The CBABC takes the position that the CDTS is a key component necessary to increase access to justice as an essential service for all British Columbians. The CDTS will enable British Columbians, no matter where they live in the province, to access the courts and justice services using digital technology. The CDTS includes providing physical spaces to…

March 2, 2020

The Potentially Harmful Downside of Automobile Insurance Reforms

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Jennifer Brun, Director at Harris & Brun Law Corporation and Vice-President of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, joined Adam Stirling, host of CFAX 1070, to explain why the CBABC is opposed to the proposed changes to British Columbia’s automobile insurance regime. Listen to Jennifer’s interview here: Potential harm of changes to auto insurance

December 9, 2019

More Harris & Brun Law Corporation Court Wins!!

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In our last blog on the subject, we noted that court can be a bad place to resolve differences. Nobody likes to go to court. We recognize this and take every opportunity to settle the claims of our civil litigation clients outside of court. But sometimes there is very little choice. If you have a claim for damages, or are being sued, you will need a lawyer who has the skill to deliver an appropriate verdict in the courtroom. As you can see from the  Harris & Brun court wins we have listed below, and the ones referred to in…

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