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September 16, 2020

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

Harris & Brun

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

Harris & Brun

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

Harris & Brun

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.

Harris & Brun

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

Harris & Brun

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

Harris & Brun

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!!

Lyle Harris

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…

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…

October 15, 2019

Jennifer Brun Becomes CBABC Vice President

Lyle Harris

Harris & Brun Law Corporation is proud to announce that Jennifer Brun has become Vice President of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (“CBABC”). The Canadian Bar Association is a national association focused on protecting and furthering the interests of lawyers across Canada. In furthering the interests of lawyers, the Association directly and indirectly enhances the interests of our clients and the public at large. How large is the Canadian Bar Association? It is an organization of 37,000 lawyers all across Canada, many of whom are physically remote and unconnected to other channels of professional development and networking….

September 17, 2019

Harris & Brun Trial Lawyers – Recent Wins in Court

Lyle Harris

Nobody likes to go to court. However, if you have to take your case to court, the following results show that Harris & Brun Law Corporation has one of the finest lineups of courtroom lawyers in the province, perhaps even in the whole country.  The following successes of Harris & Brun trial lawyers are documented in chronological order.  As you will see from these results, our trial lawyers are equally adept at succeeding for defendants and plaintiffs. In Sherrell v. ICBC, 2019 BCSC 103, a case which was defended by Lyle Harris, the plaintiff sued ICBC for a declaration that…

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