THE ADVOCATE 785
VOL. 80 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2022
Among the numerous law firms using a rhinoceros in their logo is Matis
Baum O’Connor, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm’s website notes:
The rhino exemplifies MBO’s attitude and approach. Rhinos are known
for being strong, tough and having thick skin – all-important traits for
trial attorneys. However, what is unique about the rhino is that it does not
attack unless provoked, becoming a fierce and frightening defender of its
According to a legend originating from Malaysia and Burma; rhinos
stomp out forest fires. We see an interesting analogy between stomping
out forest fires and resolving client “fires.”
We defend our clients fiercely, but we are by nature understanding and
caring. As a result, we have made some lifelong friendships among our
Wikipedia reports that “there are legends about rhinoceroses stamping out
fire in Burma, India, and Malaysia. The mythical rhinoceros has a special
name in Malay, badak api, wherein badak means rhinoceros, and api means
fire. The animal would come when a fire was lit in the forest and stamp it
out. There are no recent confirmations of this phenomenon. This legend
was depicted in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), which shows an
African rhinoceros putting out two campfires.”
The Justice Education Society recently launched its new free online help
guide for the B.C. Court of Appeal. The new guide includes the new rules.
Gregory E. Atkins was appointed as a member of the board of Camosun
College for a term ending July 31, 2023.
Erin Lan-Ying Frew was appointed as a member and designated as acting
chair of the Property Assessment Appeal Board for a term of six months.
Recently heard in a TV movie was a manager telling an employee that the
employee’s new role would start on Monday, which the employee noted
was only “eight” days away.
Speaking of timing oddities, our discussion in the July “Bench and Bar” of
tensions between England and Spain by the 1580s—the decade of the Spanish
Armada—started (until ultimately corrected in the digital version of the
magazine) with the words “By the 1880s”. Well, what are three centuries or
so among friends, or indeed enemies?
Krisha Kaur Dhaliwal was reappointed to the board of Langara College for
a term ending July 31, 2024.