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VOL. 79 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2021
Zahra H. Jimale was designated as a vice chair of the Property Assessment
Appeal Board for a term ending October 1, 2022.
Michael T. Skinner was appointed as the fairness officer for the Insurance
Corporation of British Columbia for a three-year term.
In Herrick Corp. v. Canadian Insurance Company of California, 29 Cal. App. 4th
753 (1994), the court noted that “it is hard to imagine another set of legal
terms with more soporific effect than indemnity, subrogation, contribution,
co-obligation and joint tortfeasorship. Perhaps because the words describe
legal relationships between multiple parties, they are vaguely reminiscent of
complex mathematical equations which, after all, also describe relationships,
except in numbers rather than words—and for most of us, they are about as
easy to understand. Even lawyers find words like ‘indemnity’ and ‘subrogation’
ring of an obscure Martian dialect.” Is there a non-obscure variety?
CBABC President Jennifer J.L. Brun recently awarded the President’s
Medal to Richard Fyfe, Q.C., and presented three special recognition
awards to Marilyn Sandford, Q.C., Susanna Allevato Quail and the Society
for Children and Youth of BC.
The CBABC Provincial Council held elections in June 2021 for its board of
directors. Clare M.F. Jennings (Victoria) was elected president and Aleem
S. Bharmal, Q.C. (Vancouver) was elected vice president. Scott Morishita
(Vancouver) is second vice president and Judith A. Janzen (Vancouver) is
the chair of the Finance & Audit Committee. Randy W. Robinson (Cariboo)
is the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Representative and Brandon D. Hastings
(Westminster) is the Young Lawyers Representative. The directors-at-large
are Patricia Blair (Nanaimo), Baljinder K. Girn (Vancouver), Adam C.
Munnings (Vancouver) and Lisa M.G. Nevens (Vancouver).
Inspiration Spaceship in Portland, Oregon, is, according to its website, a
“law firm built by and for independent creative professionals”. Its “boutique
creative law practice is dedicated to assisting talented creatives in starting,
growing, and protecting their businesses and intellectual property”, and its
“clients are creators who venture boldly into the commercial universe seeking
to bring meaning and make connections, artists who can do something
about what they think, imagine, dream, and believe. Our mission is to protect
and guide them through that space.”
There is a new dean in town. The Peter A. Allard School of Law will be welcoming
Professor Ngai Pindell as its new dean, commencing no later than