Firm News

Mark Tinmouth Moves to Courtenay, B.C.

January 15th, 2013

Mark, his wife, and his new daughter have decided to move to Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Mark will be commencing practice with the firm Bush & Company in Courtenay in the very near future. We wish Mark all the best in his new practice.… more »

David K. Jones Successfully Defends Ship Owner at TATC Appeal

December 20th, 2012

On November 26, 2009 Transport Canada issued a Notice of Violation to a cruise ship for violations under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 regarding the alleged discharge of a pollutant, failing to make entries in the oil record book, and obstructing inspectors.  The administrative penalties assessed for the alleged violations exceeded $45,000. David K. Jones of Bernard LLP represented the… more »

Tom Hawkins Completes 17 Day Sail Across Tasman Sea

December 19th, 2012

Tom Hawkins recently completed a 17 day sail across the Tasman Sea as crew aboard the well known 46’ boat “Mahina Tiare III”. The 1,500 mile passage across one of the more challenging Seas in the world from Brisbane to Auckland NZ included winds to 46 knots and was reportedly sailing at its best.… more »

Connie Risi to Speak at Disability Insurance Claims Conference

September 25th, 2012

On October 29, 2012, Bernard LLP associate Connie Risi will be presenting at the 6th Edition of the Disability Claims Management and Litigation Conference. Specifically, she will discuss mental and psychological disabilities claims, in a session entitled Diagnosing Mental and Psychological Disabilities, with co-presenters Dr. Stephen Holliday and Terry Napora. The conference is presented by Insight Information and… more »

Upcoming Seminar: Bullying, Harassment and Mental Stress Claims — Are You Prepared?

August 27th, 2012

Bernard LLP is pleased to be offering a seminar entitled “Bullying, Harassment and Mental Stress Claims: Are You Prepared?” in September. This 90-minute session will explain the new mental stress claims provisions of the Workers Compensation Act and the new regulations concerning workplace bullying and harassment. Attendees will learn: what has changed how to mitigate the impact of… more »