Jennifer J.L. Brun, KC — Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Lyle G. Harris, KC — Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
About the Course Chairs
Jennifer Brun, KC is a lawyer and director at Harris & Brun Law Corporation. She was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2021. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and professional regulation. She represents her clients in both litigation and regulatory contexts, before all levels of court in BC and before governing bodies and administrative tribunals. Jennifer's advice is routinely sought on health law matters and insurance matters in the realms of litigation, investigation, inquiry, discipline, credentialing and privileging, coverage, subrogation, audits, policy wordings, and risk management.
Jennifer is a persuasive advocate for her clients, having earned a Bachelor of Science; a Bachelor of Laws; and a Master of Laws specializing in civil litigation and dispute resolution. She also completed a judicial law clerkship at the Supreme Court of BC. Jennifer served as national president of the Young Lawyers – Canadian Bar Association (YL-CBA) in 2012-13 and as Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch president in 2020-21.
Jennifer is a regular contributor and presenter for continuing professional development seminars both provincially and nationally, focusing on civil litigation and health law content. She enjoys addressing substantive law and narrow practice issues, such as discovery practice and oral advocacy techniques, as well as other important issues facing our justice system today including access to justice, judicial independence, and the self-regulation of our profession. Since 2017, Jennifer has co-authored Discovery Practice in British Columbia, a CLEBC practice manual.
Lyle Harris, KC has been practising law since 1976. He formed a partnership with Robert Brun, KC in 1984, and since 2019, has been a director of Harris & Brun Law Corporation.
Lyle commenced authorship of Discovery Practice in British Columbia in 1999, a teaching manual that is comprehensively revised every year. Lyle has been doing the revisions jointly with Jennifer Brun, KC since 2016.
Lyle is an experienced trial counsel, who has conducted well over 100 trials and appeals for plaintiffs, defendants, and insurance companies.
Lyle received his appointment as a Queen's Counsel in 2009. In 2016, Lyle was recognized by CLEBC as a prolific contributor who had over 50 contributions to CLEBC
The Honourable Mr. Justice Nathan H. Smith — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Master Kimberley A. Robertson — Supreme Court of BC, New Westminster
Robert C. Brun, KC — Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Judith A. Janzen — Onyx Law Group, Vancouver
Nicole M. Kelly — Slater Vecchio LLP, Vancouver
Lindsay E.W. Nilsson — Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, Kelowna
Sean T. Pihl, KC — Pihl Law Corporation, Kelowna
Roger Watts — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
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Current to: January 15, 2022
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- whether computer hard drives fall within the definition of a "document"
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- selection of corporate representatives for examinations for discovery
- when physical examination (rather than examination by videoconference) should be used during the COVID-19 pandemic
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