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May 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Panel will discuss practical tips for advocates such as “selecting cases to arbitrate/mediate”, “making the best of a bad case”, “getting the most out of mediation”, “effective argument”, “evidentiary and ethical issues”, when (not) to use expedited arbitration, as well as other relevant topics.

The Panel:

Stan Lanyon
Mr. Lanyon is a Mediator/Arbitrator in both the private and public sectors and has acted as a neutral in virtually every sector of the economy. Mr. Lanyon is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Prior to entering private practice as an arbitrator/mediator, Mr. Lanyon was Chair of the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Lanyon has been an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law, UBC. He has also been an Adjunct Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Labour and Management Studies, Faculty of Commerce, UBC. He has written and published numerous articles on labour law. Mr. Lanyon was Co-Chair of two 1998 Legislative Committees on Labour Law Reform. Mr. Lanyon graduated from UBC Law School in 1977. He practiced civil and criminal law and later labour law until 1992.

Kate Young
Ms. Young has worked exclusively as a mediator, arbitrator and investigator, principally in the area of employment, labour and human rights in both private and public sectors since 2008. Ms. Young also served as a Vice Chair at the Labor Relations Board from 1992 to 1997.  Ms. Young extensive training and experience has earned her the designation of a civil mediator with the British Columbia Mediator Roster Society. In 2009 Ms. Young was an Adjunct Professor of Labour Law at the University of Victoria Law School. Ms. Young serves as an Adjudicator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), and an Investigator with the Care Aide Registry of British Columbia. Ms. Young’s education includes Faculty of Law, Degree LL.B., UBC (1977), training in Mediation and ADR from CLE, Justice Institute.

David McPhillips
Mr. McPhillips is an Arbitrator and Mediator principally in the area of employment and labour law since 1982, adjudicating disputes across a wide section of industries in both the private and public sectors. Mr. McPhillips has a Private Law Practice since 1975, and has been an Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce, UBC from 1975 to 2002, and is currently an Associate Professor Emeritus, UBC since 2002.  Mr. McPhillips has conducted Seminar Programs such as the UBC Executive Program, Canadian Labour Congress Labour School at Harrison, Business Council of British Columbia and Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. Mr. McPhillips education includes a B.A. from Loyola of Montreal (now Concordia University) (1967); a M.B.A., University of Western Ontario, (1969); a LL.B, McGill University (1974); and a LL.M, University of British Columbia (1979).

Note:  This dinner meeting is eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development credit from the Law Society of BC.

Venue: This meeting will be at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1763 Comox St. A no host bar opens at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Reservations and requested seating arrangements can be made using the BCIRA_Dinner_May 24_2016_Registration Form.  Admission without a reservation will not be guaranteed and is more expensive. For further information, e-mail bcira@sauder.ubc.ca


May 24, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 Canada
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