2011 Boughton / BCLI GREATdebate

2011 Great Debate


Boughton Law Corporation and the British Columbia Law Institute are proud to host the annual GREATdebate on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. As in previous years, the GREATdebate offers a fun, engaging evening of dinner and light-hearted debate.

Testing their wits and comedic chops this year are Chief Justice Robert Bauman and Wally Oppal, Q.C., joined by Great Debate veterans Emily Clough of Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP and Tony Wilson of Boughton Law Corporation.

This year’s debate resolution: “Resolved that the torts of champerty and maintenance should be abolished in British Columbia.”

Judging the event falls to Chief Justice Lance Finch and Associate Chief Judge Gurmail Gill, with an audience poll providing a third vote. Reprising his role as moderator of the debate is CBC Radio’s Rick Cluff. George Cadman, Q.C., of Boughton Law Corporation will act as Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

New this year, attending the Great Debate qualifies for one hour of Continuing Professional Development Credit in ethics. The event will also qualify as two credits of professional development for BC Notaries.

The cocktail reception will begin at 5:00 PM. The event will be held in the Crystal Pavilion Ballroom at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, 300 – 999 Canada Place. Tickets are available directly from the British Columbia Law Institute. Tickets cost $145 per person; tables of eight can be purchased for $1,100.

The 2011 Great Debate offers a great combined value: network with legal colleagues and the judiciary in a social setting, enjoy dinner and the debate, and earn one hour of CPD credit in ethics, all for one reasonable price.

Call (604) 822-0142 or e-mail Elizabeth Pinsent at epinsent@bcli.org to place your order. Cheques can be sent to our mailing address at

British Columbia Law Institute
1822 East Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z1

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