THE ADVOCATE 151
VOL. 79 PART 1 JANUARY 2021
We’re all in this together, kid!
—Harry Tuttle, Brazil
As we embark on 2021—with vaccines for COVID-19 on the horizon
and a new U.S. president on the verge of inauguration if
you believe that sort of thing – Ed.—we summon up the image
of the phoenix rising triumphant from the ashes. Of course, as
you will see below, we are not the first members of the bar, bench or public
to invoke the legend of this resilient bird in a range of contexts; we can only
hope that our attempt is not premature! We wish all of you and your families
and friends the most triumphant of new years, with much health and
happiness as well as many opportunities to enjoy all that we missed in 2020.
In the meantime, we give thanks to everyone who, with their fellow
humans in mind, took steps (and continue to take steps) to stop the spread
of the virus. We especially note the amazing efforts of the courts, the government
and members of the bar.
Emily H. Hoff and Laura G. Moore are welcomed to Everson Law. Ms. Hoff
moves from Stevenson Luchies & Legh, while Ms. Moore moves from the
Toronto firm of Jasmine Daya & Company. Richard Johnson, Trevor
Thomas and David Brown form Ascent Employment Law with offices in
Vancouver and Kelowna, having previously been at Kent Employment Law.
Lawyers who have moved their practices should e-mail details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts, Q.C.,
at <firstname.lastname@example.org> to ensure an appearance in “Bench and Bar”. Note that we do not report changes in
lawyers’ status within their firms (from associate to partner, for example) other than in cases where persons formerly articled
have been hired as associates.