Our Events

2019 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, November 21st from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The 2019 Vancouver Bar Association AGM will take place on November 21, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. AGM tickets are available for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-bar-associationannual-general-meeting-tickets-77583673857

Members: $90
Non-Members: $125 (NOTE: non-member tickets come with a complimentary membership for eligible attendees, and so you will be able to vote at the AGM)
Reserved table of 10 (members only) $900

6:00 PM – Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 PM – Dinner
9:00 PM – Announcement of Election results for 2018/2019 Executive
9:15 PM – Rooftop After Party

The AGM is an event not to be missed and is anticipated to sell out this year, so be sure to purchase your tickets early!

The AGM will feature the election of the Officers of the Association and six new Members-at-Large to the Board. This year we have eleven candidates for the six Members-at-Large positions:

  • Patrick Beechinor (McCarthy Tetrault LLP)
  • Shaun Foster (Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP)
  • Menachem Freedman (HHBG Lawyers)
  • Laura James (Clark Wilson LLP)
  • Paul Kressock (Lawson Lundell LLP)
  • Pamela Lindsay (Lindsay Kenney LLP)
  • Samir Patel (First Mining Gold Corp.)
  • Niall Rand (Fasken)
  • Ryan Shaw (Richards Buell Sutton LLP)
  • Anatoliy Vlasov (Lindsay LLP)
  • Vanessa Williams (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

You must be a VBA member to vote at the AGM. All non-member tickets to the AGM come with a complimentary membership for eligible attendees, so you will be able to vote at the AGM.

Each year the AGM includes a silent auction, which supports two very worthy charities in the BC legal community: Access Pro Bono Society of BC and the Lawyers Assistance Program.

We are currently accepting donations for the 2019 silent auction and encourage all VBA members to consider making an in-kind donation. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation to the silent auction please contact Samantha Chang or Andrea Fraser. Working Gear, a Vancouver based charity that provides interview clothing to low income or unemployed individuals will be collecting suit and shoe donations at the AGM.


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

  • 900 W Georgia Street
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • V6C 2W6, Canada
  • Directions


  • Thursday, Nov 21st
  • 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM