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Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, September 2018

September 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the September 2018 issue.

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Named to 2019 Best Lawyers™ List

August 2018

In the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, nine of our lawyers were recognized. This is a 50 percent increase in the number of lawyers highlighted since last year and reaffirms Roper Greyell’s reputation for excellence as one of the most well-respected and recognized workplace law practices in Western Canada.

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About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers has been providing comprehensive coverage of top legal talents in Canada and around the world for over 30 years.  Lawyers on the list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Roper Greyell

Roper Greyell is one of the largest employment and labour law firms in Western Canada, with 35+ workplace lawyers serving clients in virtually every sector of the economy, including some of the largest and most sophisticated private and public sector employers in British Columbia and across Canada. No matter what the challenge — immediate or long term, simple or complex — we develop proactive strategies to help businesses succeed and prepare for the future.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, August 2018

August 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the  Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the August issue.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Melissa Neate

July 2018

We are pleased to welcome Melissa Neate to the firm.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Melissa  graduated from Peter A. Allard Law School at the University of British Columbia in 2016 and was called to the B.C. Bar in May, 2017.

Coming from a local business family, Melissa has been gaining experience and knowledge of the local commercial scene since childhood. Her goal is to bring the business acumen she has acquired over the years to her clients’ employment and human rights challenges.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Melissa practiced employment and labour law at a large international firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Melissa here.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, July 2018

July 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the  Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the July issue.

Julie Menten Joins Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction’s Board of Directors

July 2018

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has announced the appointment of Julie Menten to its Board of Directors. Julie joins 12 other members who are either appointed by the Governor in Council or recruited from a variety of sectors to support CCSA’s mandate of reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie was a psychotherapist and clinician for over a decade, serving as a child protection social worker on an Aboriginal Family Services team and as a clinician with the Centre for Children and Families. “Ms. Menten’s expertise working with youth and families is a significant addition to our Board,” said CCSA Board Chair Vaughan Dowie. “Substance use issues involving youth and families are a key focus for CCSA.”

A champion for mental health, Julie also serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Bottom Line Conference and is a Board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch.

About the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction was established in 1988 by an Act of Parliament with all-party support to provide national leadership in reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Jordan Michaux

July 2018

We are pleased to welcome Jordan Michaux to the firm.

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nelson, Jordan graduated from the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law in 2013. After a clerkship at the B.C. Supreme Court he practiced for two years at a large regional employment and labour law firm in Toronto before returning to B.C.

A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Jordan has made privacy his primary area of focus and looks forward to contributing his expertise in this area. He is pleased to have found a professional home at Roper Greyell both because of the firm’s strong privacy practice and a culture he describes as “energetic, young, talented, and intentionally creative.”

Learn more about Jordan here.

 

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Raema Quam

June 2018

We are pleased to welcome Raema Quam to the firm.

Raema graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of British Columbia in 2017. Prior to pursuing her law degree, Raema employed her undergraduate degree in social work to assist clients in the not-for-profit sector. Her love of travel took her around the globe for several years as she developed a broad range of experience in understanding and working with diverse organizations in the public and private sectors, primarily in the areas of organizational management and leadership development.

Called to the B.C. Bar in May, 2018, Raema was attracted to Roper Greyell by “its sterling reputation as the standard-bearer for employment and labour law in British Columbia.”  She is enjoying the benefit of being part of a team that is not only of the highest calibre professionally but also personally.

Gregory J. Heywood Wins 2018 Harry Rankin, Q.C. Pro Bono Award

June 2018

On June 23, the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC), honoured Gregory J. Heywood with the 2018 Harry Rankin Q.C. Pro Bono Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions by a member in the area of pro bono work.

A champion of pro bono culture, Greg serves as RG’s Pro Bono Chair and has been involved with Access Pro Bono since 2001. Over the past 17 years, Greg has represented a number of low-income individuals with employment issues; often securing significant judgements or settlements for clients who would otherwise have been unaware of their rights due to the fact that they could not afford legal representation. Greg is also a key fundraiser for Access Pro Bono’s annual event, Pro Bono Going Public. Year after year, Greg raises between $8,000 and $10,000, the most funds raised by an individual by significant margin.

In 2010, Greg joined North Shore Search and Rescue, as an advisor to the Board of Directors, and has been NSR’s pro-bono legal counsel since 2012. Over the past six years, Greg has provided leadership and guidance and has been praised by Michael Danks, NSR Team Leader as ‘a valued friend, advisor and mentor who is available 24 hours a day.’

Greg is a tireless advocate for pro bono legal services and continues to mentor and encourage young lawyers to give back to the community. Congratulations, Greg!

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, June 2018

June 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the  Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the June issue.

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