Publications & Events

CLEBC Aboriginal Law Conference

On November 4, 2021, Lisa C. Fong, Q.C. and Rubin Tillman discussed how the automatic mineral tenure staking system in BC is inconsistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Law Society of Saskatchewan Administrative Law Conference 2021

On October 18, 2021, Lisa C. Fong, Q.C., Ellen Campbell, and Tara McPhail presented on Indigenous cultural safety and accessibility for tribunals.

CLEBC Administrative Law Practice Manual

In June 2021, Lisa C. Fong, Q.C. and Michael Ng updated judicial review principles, including the impacts of the Vavilov case on standards of review and on when decisions are reasonable, in CLEBC’s Administrative Law Practice Manual.

CLEBC Self-Governing Professions 2021 Conference

On June 9, 2021, Lisa C. Fong, Q.C. and Angela Westmacott, Q.C., chaired CLEBC’s Self-Governing Professions Conference. This conference included discussions on freedom of expression, reconciliation with First Nations (DRIPA and UNDRIP), COVID-19 pandemic consequences, a session on human rights, a session on sexual misconduct, and hearing from regulators on major legislative changes. A recording of this conference is available through CLEBC here.

CBABC Constitutional Law

On December 17, 2019, Lisa C. Fong presented with Micah Rankin and Alex Dutton of the AGBC on the case of College of Midwives of British Columbia v. MaryMoon.

CNAR 2019

Lisa C. Fong presented at the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) 2019 conference, occurring on October 28-30, 2019 in Quebec City, Quebec. She presented on professional regulation and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). See her presentation here.

CBA Health Law

On October 23, 2019, Lisa C. Fong and Lauren Riva presented a 2018-2019 year-end review on key health law cases and issues. The presentation included discussion on the opioid crisis, medical assistance in dying, First Nations health, privacy, public vs. private healthcare, consent to treatment, professional regulation, and mental capacity. See their presentation here.

PBLI Developments in Aboriginal and Indigenous Law

On April 10, 2019, Lisa C. Fong and Kimberly Webber presented on Indigenous engagement in the Reference re: the Environmental Management Act, and the constitutional right of Indigenous governments to make laws and protect their lands and waters as sovereign governments.

CLE Legal Ethics and Commercial Law

On November 6, 2018, Lisa C. Fong presented with panellists on ethical conundrums in commercial law. Lisa focused on confidentiality issues arising in cloud computing including mobile hot spots, online collaborative drafting, online information storage, and the use of email and document trackers.

Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR)

On October 18, 2018, Lisa C. Fong, Rebecca Durcan, Katrina Haymond, and Marjorie Hickey, Q.C. presented the plenary session for this conference. The session focused on current trends in professional regulation: improved governance, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and professional regulation, allegations of Charter violations, and sexual misconduct.

Marine Oil Spills

On February 15, 2018, Lisa C. Fong, Kassie Seaby, and lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law presented on marine spill legislation and the interface with Indigenous impacts. Registration was available to EDRF lawyers and by invitation.

CBA Health Law

On January 23, 2018, Lisa C. Fong, Kimberly Webber and Will Pollitt presented a 2017 year-end review on key health law cases and issues. The presentation included discussion on the opioid crisis, marijuana legalization, BC’s Mental Health Act, medical assistance in dying, sexual misconduct, medical negligence, personal injury and First Nations health. For more details, and a link to registration, see a summary at here.

CLE Legal Ethics and Commercial Law

on November 21, 2017, Lisa C. Fong discussed common ethical implications relating to confidentiality and technology. She explored scenarios involving crossing the Canada-U.S. border with electronic confidential and privileged information.

CLE Self-Governing Professions 2017 Conference

On June 2, 2017, Angela Westmacott, Q.C. of Lovett & Westmacott and Lisa C. Fong of Ng Ariss Fong chaired CLEBC’s Self-Governing Professions 2017 Conference.

2017 Professional Regulation Hearing Workshop

On June 1, 2017, Lisa C. Fong and guest lawyers conducted a discipline hearing workshop at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The workshop had a significant hands-on component for attendees and complemented the CLE`s eclectic lecture-style course the next day. The workshop agenda is available here.