I am a lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia.
I was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2002 after receiving my LL.B from McGill University in 2001.
I am currently an in-house lawyer for a large private sector organization with responsibility for the employment law and pension & benefits law portfolios.
Prior to my in-house position, I was an associate lawyer in the Lawson Lundell LLP Labour and Employment Group for close to five years.
My practice at Lawson Lundell LLP involved advising clients - both organizations and individuals - on a broad range of labour and employment law issues, as well as representing them at court and various labour and employment administrative tribunals.
Before becoming an associate lawyer, I was a summer student and an articling student at Lawson Lundell LLP.
I have also been a Staff Lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law where I worked in the Climate Change Program.
Prior to attending law school, I obtained an M.A. (Political Science) from the University of Victoria. My concentrated area of study was British Columbia government and my thesis analyzed the BC Ministry of Attorney General's "Alternative Dispute Resolution" policy.
In 1996, I was one of seven British Columbians chosen to participate in the BC Legislative Internship Program.
I obtained a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 1994.
I started this site in February 2009 as a means of compiling the labour and employment law articles I had written, presentations I had given and updates I had sent out while I was an associate lawyer at Lawson Lundell LLP.
My goal at the time was simply to create an online resume.
Hooked on the format, I then started blogging about labour and employment law developments that I had missed in 2007 when my wife and I were on a year-long road trip from Vancouver to the Panama Canal, and back home again.
From there, I have continued to use the site as a convenient vehicle to track Canadian (and sometimes US) labour and employment law issues, developments and cases, often backfilling as I go.