September 20, 2022

Business in Vancouver’s BC500 2022 recognizes Jennifer Brun for business leadership in personal injury law

Harris & Brun

We are delighted to congratulate Jennifer Brun, K.C. on being named to Business in Vancouver’s BC500 list for 2022. The BIV BC500 is comprised of the 500 most influential business leaders in British Columbia. Individuals on the list have notably impacted BC’s communities, industries and economy. They are individuals who embody the values of modern leadership, including engagement, trust, corporate citizenship, inclusion and innovation.   We know from personal experience that Jennifer is a thoughtful and dynamic leader. We are happy to see that she is being recognized for these qualities further afield. From her persuasive advocacy skills representing our…

January 20, 2022

Jennifer Brun appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Harris & Brun

HBLC has the honour of announcing to the public that Jennifer Brun is now Jennifer Brun, QC. Under the authority of the Queen’s Counsel Act, the Attorney-General of British Columbia, upon consultation with the Chiefs of all three levels of courts, two members of the Law Society, and one member of the Canadian Bar Association may appoint: “…Provincial officers under the names of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law for the Province of British Columbia” ( s. 2(1), Queen’s Counsel Act).  By statute, the quota of Queen’s Counsel may be no more than 7% of the members of the…

December 1, 2021

Jennifer Brun appointed to the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil & Family Rules Committee for five-year term.

Harris & Brun

Jennifer Brun appointed to the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil & Family Rules Committee for five-year term. With great pride, the Directors of Harris & Brun Law Corporation congratulate fellow director Jennifer Brun on her appointment by the Attorney General to the British Columbia Supreme Court Civil & Family Rules Committee to represent the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch. The Provincial Government describes the purpose of the Committee in the following terms: The British Columbia Supreme Court Civil & Family Rules Committee (the “Rules Committee”) provides advice and makes recommendations on changes to the Supreme Court Rules that are…

September 1, 2021

Jennifer Brun interviewed in the Vancouver Sun regarding B.C. government review of civil juries.

Harris & Brun

Since COVID-19 hit last year, the B.C. government suspended civil juries to protect the health and safety of people working and using the court system. The government is now looking into whether or not eliminating civil juries altogether would benefit the justice system and is reaching out to legal organizations and the public for input. Jennifer Brun had the opportunity to give her thoughts to the Vancouver Sun on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch). She noted that civil juries provide important substantive individual rights. As such, Jennifer explained that the CBA(BC)’s view is that decisions affecting individual…

February 19, 2021

Canadian Lawyer magazine interviews Jennifer Brun about CBABC’s Agenda for Justice 2021

Harris & Brun

Jennifer Brun, president of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. Branch, spoke with Canadian Lawyer about CBABC’s report on modernizing the justice system in British Columbia. The report, entitled Agenda for Justice 2021, offers over 40 recommendations impacting 22 key areas to improve access to justice for British Columbians. The report also identifies where the legal community and the B.C. government can work collaboratively to move the justice system forward. The pandemic led to major disruptions in the justice system, but it also galvanized the court system and the legal profession to use available technologies and take the leap to virtual…

February 11, 2021

Susan Rowed Retires: Thank You and Congratulations

Harris & Brun

Susan Rowed has recently retired from the practice of law. The director of HBLC would like to take this opportunity to thank Susan for her many years of service to our firm. Susan joined Harris and Brun on April 1, 2003, as an associate, at what was then a partnership. Before she joined the firm she had obtained extensive experience in the field of personal injury litigation. She was an integral part of the firm, up until her first departure in March 2012, when she and her husband decided to move away from Vancouver. We continued to stay in touch…

November 13, 2020

CBABC President Jennifer Brun Profiled in The Advocate

Harris & Brun

For those of you who don’t know Jennifer Brun, her portrait graces the cover of the November 2020 issue of The Advocate.  The issue includes an “On the Front Cover,” piece written by Lyle Harris, Q.C., that introduces our valued colleague and now president of the CBABC. You can read the article HERE.

September 16, 2020

CBABC President Jennifer Brun interviewed in The Lawyer’s Daily about the Impact of COVID-19 and What’s Next

Harris & Brun

Jennifer Brun spoke with The Lawyer’s Daily reporter Ian Burns to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the legal profession. She noted how the push to leverage technology prompted by the lack of options in the face of a global pandemic has led to reshaping the profession. She also commented on two key issues on the agenda in 2020: the impact of the impending changes to provincial auto insurance and the role of alternative legal service providers in the profession. Read the article: COVID-19 has led to paradigm shift in legal profession: B.C. bar association president

September 1, 2020

Jennifer Brun begins her term as Canadian Bar Association (BC) President, 2020-21

Harris & Brun

We are delighted to congratulate Jennifer Brun as she takes on the challenging role of CBABC President for the 2020-21 term. It’s an understatement that Jennifer is stepping into the position when the legal profession faces unprecedented challenges. We have every confidence in her ability to turn the apparent obstacles presented by a global pandemic into opportunities to leverage technology and embrace a culture shift that includes diversity, equality, and a multiplicity of working arrangements that meet personal and professional requirements. Read the media release: The Law’s Cultural Reboot: new CBABC President Welcome Paradigm Shift in the Legal Profession

July 8, 2020

Phased Reopening with WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Safety Plan in Place

Harris & Brun

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of our business continuity plan, HBLC transitioned to working remotely in early March. While it was a significant shift, our firm was prepared with digital technology and we were able to provide excellent client service with complete continuity of our practice. Virtual platforms enabled us to stay connected in a way that supported our “Care and Commitment” promise, while focusing on the health and safety of our firm members, our families, and our clients. During the past few months, we have limited access to our premises for only critical operations and…

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