National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022

September 2022

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day was created as a time for reflection as we honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities and the history of residential schools in Canada and the ongoing impacts.

At RG this past week has been focussed on increasing our shared awareness of the history of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and what we can do as individuals to work towards reconciliation in our community. To further our education in this area, we have been sharing different Truth and Reconciliation resources each day, and we gathered as a team to attend the webinar Truth & Reconciliation Series: Working Together, hosted by CBABC on Sept 26th.

Roper Greyell will be making a donation to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society. The Friendship Centre provides programs in health welfare, education, and recreation helping families, youth, adults, elders and children: http://www.vafcs.org/

To learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and other Truth and Reconciliation efforts, please click here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Katie Comley

September 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Katie Comley to the firm.

Katie practices in all areas of employment and labour law. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Katie was part of the Labour and Employment group at a national firm, and most recently practised with a boutique workplace law and commercial litigation firm in Vancouver

Learn more about Katie here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Adam Garvin as Chief Operating Officer

September 2022

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to announce Adam Garvin, CPA, CMA, has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 12, 2022. With almost 20 years of experience in investments, operations, and finance, Adam’s diverse background spans the areas of strategic financial planning and implementation, team leadership, and change management.

Learn more about Adam here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Chira Perla as Director of Professional Development

August 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Chira Perla to the firm as Director of Professional Development.

Chira brings experience as a lawyer and a background in student recruitment, adult learning, and legal professional development to her role at Roper Greyell. She practised as a commercial litigator with national firms in Vancouver and New York before moving into higher education program design and leadership positions, including five years as Assistant Dean of Career Services at the Allard School of Law.

Learn more about Chira here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Sophie Toor

August 2022

Roper Greyell is delighted to announce that Sophie Toor has joined the firm as an associate.

Sophie first joined Roper Greyell as a summer student and completed her articles with the firm.

Sophie practices in all areas of workplace law. Congratulations Sophie on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Sophie here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Teodora Bardas

May 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to congratulate Teodora Bardas on joining the firm as an associate lawyer, after previously summering and articling with the firm.

Teodora practices in all areas of workplace law with a particular interest in workplace investigations, human rights, and labour disputes. Congratulations Teodora on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Teodora here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Sabrina Anis

February 2022

We are pleased to welcome Sabrina Anis to the firm.

Sabrina practices in all areas of employment and labour law. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Sabrina maintained a practice in the areas of workplace law and commercial litigation, out of the Vancouver office of a national firm.

Learn more about Sabrina here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Pamela Costanzo

January 2022

We are pleased to welcome Pamela Costanzo to the firm.

Pamela practices in all areas of employment and labour law with a focus on workplace investigations and labour arbitrations. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Pamela maintained a general workplace law practice at a full-service Vancouver firm.

Learn more about Pamela here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Norika Takacs-Rehm

January 2022

We are pleased to welcome Norika Takacs-Rehm to the firm.

Norika practices in all areas of employment and labour law with a focus on human rights, workplace investigations and WorkSafeBC claims. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Norika maintained a general civil litigation practice in the areas of insurance defence, health law and employment law, at a full-service firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Norika here.

Happy Retirement, Deb!

December 2021

Roper Greyell’s long-time research paralegal, Deborah Hall, will be retiring from the firm as of December 31, 2021.

Deborah first came into the realm of what would become Roper Greyell in 1992, as a temporary legal assistant for a lawyer in Tom Roper’s labour and employment group at a national firm. Deborah sat next to Tom’s assistant, and when Tom’s assistant went away, Deborah was called back to cover for them.

In September 1993, Deborah completed her paralegal certificate and training and joined Tom again in the labour group. Deborah learned the ins and outs of labour law working with Tom and via receiving paper copies of leading cases from the Labour Relations Board, which she would summarize and send out to the firm. Deborah found her niche with labour law and thoroughly enjoyed it from the start. The rest is history!

Deborah’s favourite memory from her career have been the learning opportunities throughout the years – she enjoys being able to give quick answers, and has also enjoyed learning about things such as contempt proceedings and strike work. Deborah has also enjoyed watching the career growth of the firm’s lawyers, including those who started at the firm as summer students and returned for articles, eventually becoming associates and partners!

Deborah says that the greatest thing about Roper Greyell, and the thing she will miss the most, are the people, and the time she has been fortunate to spend with them. Deborah is looking forward to dedicating time to her creative endeavours, including creating art, practicing yoga, and walking along the Seawall.

Congratulations on an incredible career, Deborah, and all the very best in your retirement, from all of us at Roper Greyell.

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