James A.W. Schuman, QC — Schuman Basran Robin & Bell, Vancouver
Jeffrey A. Rose, QC — Jeffrey A. Rose, QC, Vancouver
Nikki L. Charlton — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
About the Course Chairs
James Schuman, QC, is a well-known senior member of the Vancouver family bar, where he has practiced for over 50 years. He is a graduate of UBC Law School and was called to the BC Bar in 1968. Jim is a frequent contributor to and participant in CLEBC family law courses and materials.
Jim has a long history of contribution to the local family law CBA section and has worked extensively for CLEBC on family law topics. He has been a key figure in developing, organizing, and presenting CLEBC’s Family Law Biennial Conference since the inception of the event in 1985. Jim’s volunteer activities include non-legal interests such as executive/committee involvement for the Richmond Winter Club, the YMCA, the Municipality of Richmond, and provincial, national, and international curling competitions.
Jeff Rose, QC was called to the Bar in 1984 and shortly thereafter joined M. Edward Mortimer, QC in the practice of family law, which has always been Jeff’s specialized area of practice.
In 2005, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel by The Honourable Wally Oppal, QC, Attorney General of BC. Jeff was later awarded the BC Leaders in Learning Award by CLEBC for exceptional contributions to the profession.
Jeff has co-chaired and contributed to over 60 family law courses and conferences. He has been on the Editorial Board of the BC Family Practice Manual and Financial Issues in Family Law. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Family Law Sourcebook.
Jeff’s professional focus is on the financial aspects of family law, including spousal and child support issues.
Nikki Charlton specializes exclusively in the area of family law and provides services from either a collaborative or litigation approach depending on the individual needs of her clients. She is an accredited Family Law mediator, arbitrator, and parenting coordinator.
Nikki was educated at the University of Victoria where she graduated with a BA, with distinction. She studied law at UBC Law School and was called to the BC Bar in 2004. Nikki is a partner at Farris LLP and was named “Lexpert’s Rising Star Top 40 Under 40” in 2015.
Nikki is a contributor to continuing education seminars for other lawyers, and presents regularly at conferences on various complex issues affecting couples going through separation and divorce within BC.
Kimberly J. Santerre — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
The Honourable Mr. Justice Nigel Kent — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
The Honourable Judge Kathryn J. Ferriss — Provincial Court of BC, Surrey
The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, CC, QC — Osler, Vancouver
Angela M. Accettura — Director of Legal Services, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, Burnaby
Diane M. Bell, QC — Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver
Todd R. Bell — Schuman Basran Robin & Bell, Vancouver
Wendy E. Best, QC — Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP, Calgary
Lauren Blake — Legacy Tax + Trusts Lawyers, Vancouver
Scott L. Booth — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Corinne P. Feenie — Feenie MacDonald, Vancouver
Colin Galinski — Galinski Pension and Benefits Law Corporation, Vancouver
Morag M.J. MacLeod, QC — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Beatrice C. McCutcheon — Cook Roberts LLP, Victoria
Christine Montgomery — Consultant, Special Projects, DivorceMate, Toronto
R. Craig Neville — Watson Goepel LLP, Vancouver
Karen F. Nordlinger, QC — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP, Vancouver
Joanne Platt — Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, Victoria
Carmen S. Thériault, QC — Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver
Jasmeet Wahid — Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP, Richmond
Eli C. Walker — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP, Vancouver
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