Firm News

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 »

Joan Rush Awarded Law Foundation Grant

June 27th, 2012

Joan Rush, Associate Counsel with Bernard LLP, was awarded a Law Foundation grant in April 2012 to study the issue of access to dental care for BC adults with developmental disabilities. Joan, and two UBC Law students working under her direction, will research the scope of Government’s obligation to ensure timely access to necessary dental treatment for this vulnerable… more »