Firm News

Connie Risi Presents Legal Updates in Life and Disability Insurance at 2014 CLHIA Legal Section Meeting

September 24th, 2014

Bernard LLP lawyer Connie Risi was a recent presenter at the Legal Section Annual Meeting of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, a non-profit association with member companies accounting for 99% of Canada’s life and health insurance business. The meeting took place in Montebello, Quebec, spanning 3 days from September 17 to 19, 2014. Connie spoke on the… more »

Peter Swanson Succeeds in the Court of Appeal Upholding a Determination that a Worksafe BC Order was Unreasonable

September 16th, 2014

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia in the case of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, 2014 BCCA 353 upheld the lower Court’s determination that a Worksafe BC order against BC Hydro should be quashed.   Peter Swanson was counsel for BC Hydro at both levels of Court.  The case turned on the… more »

Peter Swanson and David S. Jarrett Elected to the Board of Directors of the International Sailors’ Society Canada

August 20th, 2014

Peter Swanson was re-elected and David S. Jarrett was elected for the first time to the Board of Directors of the International Sailors’ Society Canada (the “ISSC”).  The ISSC is a registered charity that contributes to Canadian seafarer organizations and centres that provide support to merchant seafarers. Peter G. Bernard, Q.C. (retired) stepped down from his board position with the… more »

Russell Robertson joins Bernard LLP

August 15th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that effective August 14, 2014 Russell Robertson has joined the firm as an associate. Russell brings a unique blend of practice skills to the firm, having clerked at the Federal Court in Ottawa and having practiced as a commercial litigator in Vancouver since December 2010.  Russell will continue to build his commercial litigation and insurance… more »

Amelja Zoehner called to the Bar

June 30th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Amelja Zoehner was qualified as a lawyer on June 23, 2014 and is now practicing as the newest member of our litigation practice.   Amelja brings a unique set of skills to the practice of law and we look forward to her having a long and successful practice with Bernard LLP.… more »