948 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2020
If the only prayer you ever say
in your entire life is thank you,
it will be enough.
In order to pursue business opportunities as well as personal
adventures, my wife and I will be moving to England and I will be
retiring from the practice of law after 32 years.
as i reflect on my three decades as a solicitor, my overwhelming
sense is one of gratitude for my mentors, my professional peers,
and my clients. As an articling student and young associate at (then)
Ladner Downs, so many superb lawyers took the time to teach me
the task, disposition, and calling of a lawyer. The amount of red ink
they left on my early draft memos and contracts was only exceeded
by their patience and care. Then, as a senior associate and young
partner at DuMoulin Black, I learned both about the practice of law
and the practice of life from people of character.
For the past 22 years I have had the pleasure and honour of
serving with wonderful lawyers and staff at Irwin, White & Jennings
(known for the past few years as IWJ Law). I have admired them all.
And for my entire practice I have been blessed to work with
many of you and have benefitted from the service to the profession
so many of you have offered. You have brought me great joy and
fulfillment and I will remain always in your debt.
to you all, my mentors, my peers and my co-workers, thank you for
sharing your time, practising collegiality and upholding the best aspects of
our honourable profession. It is my prayer that you will continue to be so
kind, generous and diligent to the coming generations of lawyers.