An Introduction to the Civil Resolution Tribunal by Shannon Salter
This talk was given at Robson Hall on February 16, 2017. The speaker was Shannon Salter, Chair, B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal.
Delivering Legal and Dispute Resolution Services to Self-Represented Litigants: a New Challenge for the New Lawyer
The second edition of Julie Macfarlane’s “The New Lawyer” (upcoming summer 2017) integrates new data from her work with self-represented litigants (SRLs) who are now up to 80% of those coming to family court and up to 40% in civil courts across Canada. She poses a new challenge for the New Lawyer – how to design and deliver services that are truly accessible for systems users who cannot afford the traditional full representation model, and how to meaningfully prepare and engage SRLs in mediation and judicial settlement processes. Dr. Macfarlane gave this talk on Thursday, March 30th, 2017
From the Bar to the Bench by The Honourable Mr. Justice Richard Wagner
This is a talk by The Honourable Mr. Justice Richard Wagner, of the Supreme Court of Canada, given on 2016-09-13
Is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women an Aboriginal Rights Issue? The Intersectional Resonance of Section 35
This was a talk delivered by Professor Jula Hughes, UNB Law School. Talk was at Robson Hall, Jan. 19, 2017.
Meeting the Access to Justice Challenge
This is a talk by The Right Honourable Thomas Cromwell on March 9th, 2017
Parental Relocation: Where Should the Law Go? by D.A. Rollie Thompson. Q.C.
A talk by D.A. Rollie Thompson Q.C. on 13th October 2016.
Talk by Eliott Behar on War Crimes in Kosovo
This talk was given on March 2nd, 2017. Eliott Behar is author of "Tell it to the World: International Justice and the Secret Campaign to Hide Mass Murder in Kosovo". Eliott Behar grew up in Toronto. A long-standing interest in human rights and criminal justice led him to a career as a Crown prosecutor. In 2008 he became a war crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia in The Hague. (2017-03-02)
Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhatten, Attourneys for the Earth by Dr. Silver Donald Cameron
The talk describes numerous interviews with lawyers from nine countries who have litigated ground-breaking environmental cases. This talk took place on October 27th 2016.
“Statutory Interpretation in Medieval Law” by Professor Richard H. Helmholz, The University of Chicago Law School
DeLloyd J. Guth Lecture on Legal History: Professor Richard Helmholz Robson Hall welcomes one of North America’s most distinguished legal historians. Professor Helmholz came to the University of Chicago Law School in 1981 with an AB in French Literature (Princeton), a Ph.D. in medieval history (Berkeley) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His colleagues there have included Richard Posner, Barack Obama, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Epstein and Brian Leiter. He teaches the law of property, natural resources and legal history but is best known internationally as the expert in relating Roman and Canon laws to the development of Common Law, including our Anglo-Canadian system. His lecture explores how courts interpret and apply legislation, comparing current Canadian approaches with those existing in the Roman and Canon laws flourishing during Shakespeare’s lifetime. Is there ever a plain meaning for a statute? What is the role of legislative intent for different times and places? His context will be medieval law and the discernible rules that live on into the 21st century and at the Supreme Court of Canada. This talk took place on March 23rd 2017.