Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Diversity Dialogues: Practicing and Parenting (DIV 103)

  • 27 Oct 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Justice Education Society 260 - 800 Hornby, Vancouver, BC. V6Z 2C5
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Diversity Dialogue Series:


Practicing and Parenting (DIV 103)


The Law Society of BC reported that as of December 2013, 61% of its 13,192 members were male. Of those who are between the age of 20 to 39, a time when many consider raising a family, 51% were women. Starting a family and parenting amidst building a practice are pertinent issues to women. And to men as well. 

While there are no rules on how to divide the time between the practice of law and parenting, having an opportunity to discuss what has worked (or not) is a good thing. Join Jan Lindsay, QC and Alan Ross as they discuss how they have made practicing and parenting possible for them. They will share the process they each took to make thoughtful choices.

Jan Lindsay, QC is a partner at Lindsay LLP.  Her practice has concentrated on defence of personal injury claims and motor vehicle accidents, including coverage issues and liability disputes. In 2014, she served as the President of the Law Society, the first to also be a mother. Jan managed to balance a full-time career as a Langley lawyer with raising four children-attending “too many hockey and soccer games to count”-while also volunteering in a range of community initiatives.

Alan Ross is a partner at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Motor Vehicle and Insurance Practices. His practice is primarily litigation-based with an emphasis on the defence of personal injury, life and disability claims. Alan lives in Vancouver with his family. He can be found hurrying to some extra-curricular activity, and on the rare occasion, he manages to play golf.

Proceeds from this lecture will seed the funding of the expansion of Amici Curiae's Temporary Foreign Worker Uncontested Divorce Project.


5:30 Opening remarks Dom Bautista
5:40 How we made practicing and parenting work
6:10 Questions from the audience
6:55 Closing remarks Dom Bautista

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