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NATIONAL FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE Whistler, B.C. July 16, 2014 Speech and Paper: Double Dipping: When Income Collides With Assets
VANCOUVER SUN March 7, 2014 Interview with Rob Shaw on the delay in the release of Judge’s Reasons in B.C.’s Provincial Court
BLOGTALKRADIO Chicago March 5, 2014 Interview with host Jill Egizii on shared parenting and parental alientation
GEORGIA STRAIGHT NEWSPAPER February 24, 2014 Interviewed by Carlito Pablo on Canada’s Pending Prostitution Legislation
CANADIAN LAWYER MAGAZINE February 21, 2014 Interviewed by reporter Charlotte Santry on Pro bono law
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION February 3, 2014 Presented a Paper entitled “ So You Want to be a Superstar Lawyer”
PACIFIC BUSINESS AND LAW INSTITUTE January 28, 2014 Presented a Paper entitled “Special Topics in Mediation and Arbitration: Shuttle Mediation, Impasse in Mediation, and Med/Arb”
MEDIA INTERVIEW CKNW Radion Bill Good Show on Court Ordering spouse to pay for his outrageous litigation conduct
MEDIA INTERVIEW CKNW Radio Bill Good Show, December 17, 2013 Divorce, Children and Christmas
MEDIA INTERVIEW September 9, 2013 Globe and Mail on Settlement of Aquilini Trial
MEDIA INTERVIEW September 4, 2013 Vancouver Sun on Aquilini Divorce
MEDIA INTERVIEW CBC Radio July 25, 2013 Hague Convention and Case of Yao v. Lion Aquilini Divorce

CLE-TV June 19, 2013 Cashing In Your Chips-Buying or Selling a Law Practice 

MEDIA INTERVIEW March 18, 2013 CBC Radio Vancouver March 18, 2013 B.C’s New Family Law Act
MEDIA INTERVIEW CBC TV Newsworld March 18, 2013 B.C.’s New Family Law Act
MEDIA INTERVIEW The Georgia Straight March 18, 2013 B.C.’s New Family Law Act
MEDIA INTERVIEW National Post March 16, 2013 B.C.’s New Family Law Act
MEDIA INTERVIEW THE RESOLVER U.K. Interview on Arbitration in B.C.
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION INSTITUTE February 18, 20 and 21, Arbitration Training (Faculty)
CLE CONFERENCE February 1, 2013 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the New Family Law Act, But Were Afraid to Ask (Arbitration)
MEDIA INTERVIEW LAW TIMES January 23, 2013 on Arbitration
MEDIA INTERVIEW CKNW with Michael Smith December 18, 2012 on Families at Christmas
MEDIA INTERVIEW CKNW with Simi Sara on Bountiful
MEDIA INTERVIEW FOX 13 UTAH with Ben Winslow, reporter on Bountiful
MEDIA INTERVIEW September 7, 2012 with Daphne Bramham Vancouver Sun Polygamy and Bountiful
MEDIA INTERVIEW CKNW Bill Good Show June 26, 2012 How the New Family Law Act Will Assist Fathers
CLE-TV June 26, 2012 Family Law Arbitration
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT June 20, 2012 at Tenth Avenue Alliance Church hosted by Shaila Visser
MEDIA INTERVIEW CBC Rick Cluff June 18, 2012 Discussing a B.C. Supreme Court case dealing with a parental dispute over the immunization of a child
CLE-TV May 1, 2012 What You Need to Know About the New Family Law Act
CLE-TV November 22, 2011 Ethical Issues in Family Law
MEDIA INTERVIEW November 14, 2011 CBC Radio, Vancouver and Victoria discussing B.C.’s New Family Law Act
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL September 1, 2011 Speaking to First Year Law Students on Orientation Day
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING August 5, 20
11 in Toronto, Ontario: Panelist as contributing author to “The Road to Independence-101 Women’s Journey’s To Starting Their Own Law Firms”
MEDIA INTERVIEW June 8, 2011 Interview with Michael Smyth on CKNW Radio “Is tweeting cheating?”
LAWYERS AND THE MEDIA June 6, 2011 Co-chair, writer and speaker at conference in Vancouver
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT May 9, 2011 CityReach Society “Every Woman is Beautiful”
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT April 28, 2011 at Cloverdale Baptist Church
MEDIA INTERVIEW March 31, 2011 Interview with CBC TV News on Child Abduction and the US with reporter Lisa Johnson
MEDIA INTERVIEW March 30, 2011 Interview with CBC Radio “Early Edition” on Child Abduction and the US with reporter Jason Proctor
MEDIA INTERVIEW March 25, 2011 Interview with CBC TV on Child Abduction and India with reporter Susie Da Silva
MEDIA INTERVIEW March 24, 2011 Interview with CBC Radio on Child Abduction with reporter Jason Proctor
INNS OF COURT March 9, 2011. Presentation on Lawyers and the Media
MEDIA INTERVIEW February 22, 2011 on the Fanny Kiefer Show on Shaw Cable Channel 4 on the topic “What’s New in Family Law”
MEDIA INTERVIEW March 24, 2011 Interview with CBC Radio on Child Abduction with reporter Jason Proctor
INNS OF COURT March 9, 2011. Presentation on Lawyers and the Media
MEDIA INTERVIEW December 23, 2010 with Michael Campbell on the Bill Good Show on CKNW. The topic was the access dilemma that arises every Christmas for divorced couples who cannot agree on holiday parenting time.
MEDIA INTERVIEW November 23, 2010 with Christy Clark on her show on CKNW. We discussed the polygamy test case that is being heard in the British Columbia Supreme Court over the next several months. The key issue is whether Canada will legalize polygamy.
FAMILY LAW ADVOCATES GROUP October 27, 2010 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver. Topic: The Wacky World of Family Law.
MEDIA INTERVIEW Interview on October 26, 2010 with Christy Clark on her show on CKNW. The discussion was about a woman in British Columbia who has brought a claim to discover who her sperm donor “father” is.
RADIO NEW ZEALAND Interview on October 25, 2010 on Jim Mora’s show The Panel. Topic: The Circus has Come to Town: Randy Quaid
MEDIA INTERVIEW Interview on August 4, 2010 with Christy Clark on her show on CKNW. I discussed the topic of parents suing their adult children for parental support.

ADVOCACY CONFERENCE 2010 NOVEMBER 26 and 27 2010 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street.
This Conference is held in Vancouver every ten years. Leading trial and appellate counsel will be speaking on a variety of litigation topics. I will be addressing the topic: How to prepare a Family Law case for Trial.

MEDIA INTERVIEW on Tuesday July 20, 2010 with Bill Good from CKNW Radio on the government recommendations to amend the Family Relations Act.
MEDIA INTERVIEW on Tuesday July 20, 2010 with Mark Forsyth from CBC Radio on the government recommendations to amend the Family Relations Act.
MEDIA INTERVIEW on Tuesday July 20, 2010 for CITY TV on the government recommendations to amend the Family Relations Act.
MEDIA INTERVIEWS On Monday July 19, 2010 I was interviewed by multiple journalists on the new family law rules. My comments were included in articles in the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, the National Post and other regional newspapers.

ICONNECT WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
On April 19, 2010 I spoke to a group of 325 women at Broadway Church 2700 East Broadway Street, Vancouver on the topic “Fear and Forgiveness”.
My presentation focused on women’s fear and anxiety that that they are not pretty enough, not smart enough and not entitled to be successful. I also focused on mistakes women make and why they need to forgive themselves to move forward in their lives.
I was humbled to receive a standing ovation at the conclusion of my speech. It was clear to me that this topic resonated with many of the women in attendance.

8) ADVOCIIS CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2009
I spoke to 100 plus financial planners at the Morris Wosk Center in Vancouver on the topics of family and estate law in retirement planning.

FAMILY LAW CONFERENCE CLE JULY 2009
My presentation was entitled “The Future is Now”. I spoke to over 300 family law lawyers about three recent decisions of our court, namely, Chutter v. Chutter BCCA, Stein v. Stein SCC, and Rick v. Brandsema BCCA and SCC. I was counsel in each of the three cases.

Chutter was a case where the wife left a very long marriage with the ability to work part-time as a dental hygienist and the sum of $4 million as her share of the family assets. The question before the BCCA was “when does a spouse receive enough capital to disentitle her to spousal support?”. The Appeal Court found that $4 million was not enough because it included non-income producing property such as her $2 million home and her $1 million RRSP. The Court awarded Ms. Chutter indefinite support of $2800.00 per month, a sum that was less than what the Spousal Support Guidelines called for.

In Stein, the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to determine whether a contingent income tax debt related to a tax shelter owned by the husband was a family debt that ought to be a shared responsibility of the former spouses. The Court said that it was a family debt, since the wife participated in the benefits of the tax shelter, she must also share in the burden.
In Rick v. Brandsema the Court focused on whether the husband’s disclosure of financial information and documents, at the date a separation agreement was being negotiated, was in accordance with family law statutes and the common law. The Court found that the disclosure was inadequate, particularly when it was coupled with the wife’s significant vulnerabilities.