Canadian Bar Association Elections - British Columbia Branch
Congratulations to James D. Kondopulos*, who has been elected to the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association - British Columbia Branch (CBABC) for a three-year term. This is an important role in the Vancouver legal community and involves, among other things, providing input on issues before Council, liaising with constituents in Vancouver and presenting their views to Council.
You can view the full election results at http://www.cba.org/bc/about_us/main/election.aspx
*Practising through a law corporation
Roper Greyell LLP Ranked in Latest Edition of Chambers' Global Guide
Chambers and Partners has ranked Roper Greyell and three of Roper Greyell's lawyers in the 2013 Chambers’ Global Guide.
Chambers and Partners is regarded as one of the most respected and trusted sources of information for the legal community. These rankings highlight Roper Greyell’s high quality of work and the collective talent of its lawyers and staff.
Roper Greyell Coaches UBC Law Student Moot Team
Roper Greyell LLP is now the proud coach and sponsor of the UBC moot team at the annual Mathews, Dinsdale and Clark National Labour Arbitration Competition. Student teams from law schools across Canada compete each year in Toronto in a simulated grievance arbitration hearing. Each team presents argument as both employer counsel and union counsel before three member panels of respected judges, arbitrators and labour lawyers.
In preparation for the 2012/13 competition, the UBC team attended regularly at the Roper Greyell offices to work with their coaches, Jennifer Russell and Alissa Demerse. They also benefited from practice sessions that RG organized with many senior members of the Vancouver labour bar and prominent B.C. arbitrators. The students performed admirably in Toronto and spoke highly of the excellent support they received from RG and the Vancouver labour community in preparing for the competition.
Roper Greyell is pleased to support UBC with the development of its law students. This competition is an excellent opportunity to expose law students to practice of labour law and to promote the growth of our labour community. Roper Greyell extends its gratitude to UBC Professor James McIntyre Q.C. for his continued and tireless support of the UBC team. Professor McIntyre has advised the team on behalf of UBC since the first competition was held in 2001. Roper Greyell also acknowledges the generosity of our friends at Victory Square Law Office for their financial support of the UBC moot team and Mathews, Dinsdale and Clark LLP for hosting the competition each year.
Matthew Larsen Joins Roper Greyell
Matthew practices in all areas of employment and labour law, including human rights and privacy. Matthew, is originally from Alberta, and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2007. He received his Law Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2011. During law school Matthew was involved with Pro-Bono Students Canada, Community Legal Services and participated in a variety of moots, including his role as researcher for Western's moot team at the National Wilson Moot Competition.
Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Matthew completed his articles in Toronto at a labour and employment boutique law firm. Matthew was called to the Ontario bar in 2011, and transferred to the B.C. bar in 2012.
Roper Greyell and Target Canada Co.
Roper Greyell successfully represented Target Canada Co. in defending against a successorship application brought by the UFCW, Local 1518. The UFCW had argued that Target was the successor employer to Zellers at the Brentwood Mall because it had acquired the critical assets of Zellers as part of a national deal that saw Target acquire certain leasehold interests for Zellers stores across Canada. Had the UFCW application been successful, Target would have acquired the collective agreement obligations of Zellers in relation to the employees at the Brentwood Zellers store. Assisted by the advocacy of Tom Roper and Ryan Copeland, Target was able to convince the Labour Relations Board to reject the UFCW's application.
Roper Greyell Forms Alliance with Toronto Law Firm
A new strategic alliance has been formed by two of Canada's preeminent workplace law firms. Roper Greyell LLP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP have aligned their firms to provide clients who have operations across Western Canada and Ontario, access to each other's dynamic employment and labour teams. Each shares a philosophy of proactive, strategic and dedicated client service. About Sherrard Kuzz