News & Events

Clark Wilson receives CBABC’s Innovative Workplace Award

Clark Wilson has received the Innovative Workplace Award from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. The Innovative Workplace Award recognizes law firms who demonstrate leadership in promoting workplace innovation within the practice of law. The award is designed to reward innovation and creative thinking in the workplace and to recognize a law firm who demonstrates this innovation in their practice.

May 2014 Call Ceremony

On Friday, May 30th we had the pleasure of attending the Call Ceremony with Andrew Charters, Robert Goodrich, Dustin Klaudt and Nikita Ponomarev.  Congratulations again on your Call to the Bar.

   Andrew Charters     Robert Goodrich     Dustin Klaudt     Nikita Ponomarev

Congratulations 2013/2014 Articling Students

On Thursday, May 15th we held a reception at our office to congratulate five of our 2013/2014 articling students on their Call to the Bar.  Oaths were administered to Andrew Charters, Dustin Klaudt, Robert Goodrich, Ravi Bindra and Nikita Ponomarev, respectively.

We would like to congratulate all of them on their hard work and accomplishments.




Welcome 2014 Summer Articling Students

We are very pleased to welcome the 2014 summer articling students to Clark Wilson. 

The students are already in full swing with training and orientation to prepare them to experience a full rotation of work this summer, comparable to that of regular articling students.

Working as a summer student is a great opportunity to get a head start on a career with Clark Wilson.

Summer 2014 Students

(left to right)

Cheryl Kornder
(University of Western Ontario)

Kelsey Marshall
(University of British Columbia)

Sean Tessarolo
(University of Saskatchewan)

Kevin Tjia
(University of British Columbia)

Clark Wilson Names New Managing Partner James Speakman

Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to announce that James Speakman has been appointed Managing Partner of the firm, effective April 1, 2014. James’ career of over 25 years effectively combines legal practice with the business experience earned through 11 years in executive-level leadership positions in BC’s private sector real estate industry.

As Managing Partner, James will focus on Clark Wilson’s strategic priorities: pursuing innovative solutions to clients’ legal and business challenges and developing our team around a shared vision of excellence. He will continue to conduct his practice during his term as Managing Partner.

Women & the Law Dinner 2014

Members of Clark Wilson, Clark Wilson articling students and UBC students recently attended the 37th Annual Women & the Law Dinner presented by the UBC Faculty of Law Women’s Caucus.  The event included a key note address by Ms. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament of the Saanich-Gulf Islands.

The Begbie Trophy and the BC Law Schools Competitive Moot

The Begbie Trophy is a trophy donated by the superior court judges of British Columbia to the law school that wins the annual competitive moot between BC law schools.

Clark Wilson would like to congratulate our Kevin Tjia on being a member of the victorious UBC moot team and for receiving the highest score on oral submissions for the competition.  Out of 12 counsel from both the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, Kevin received the highest individual score of 85.3.  Kevin is a second year law student at UBC and will be joining Clark Wilson this May as a summer student.

Congratulations to Kevin and his UBC team!

UBC Winter 2014 Wine and Cheese Reception

Representatives of Clark Wilson, including members of the Students Committee and Maggie Cavallin, recently attended the UBC Winter Wine and Cheese Reception.  Among those attending were students Mona Zarbafian and Kelsey Marshall.  Mona is returning to Clark Wilson in 2014 for her regular articles and Kelsey will be doing her summer articles with us this year.

It was a great event and we were very impressed with the people that we met.

UBC Wine & Cheese Event 2014