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Vancouver Legal Symposium: With Due Process

Date: January 27, 2023
Location: Terminal City Club

We’re excited to welcome you back in person to our year opening Legal Symposium. This one-day event includes an in-depth review of applicable employment law updates and reasonable accommodation considerations for the workplace. Join our keynote experts as they discuss relevant statistics and current trends throughout this engaging symposium.

This symposium includes:
• 3 Keynote Presentations
• 1 Mini Super Session
• Interactive Activity &/or Panel Discussion
• Minimum of 4.5 CPD Hours

Topics include:
• Accommodations
• Mental health
• Latest employment law trends
• Workplace investigations

Natasha JategaonkarNatasha Jategaonkar - Partner, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP
Natasha Jategaonkar is a Partner at the Vancouver office of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP. She advises clients on matters related to human rights complaints, wrongful dismissals, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety matters, and other matters related to workplace law. Natasha also regularly conducts workplace investigations related to allegations of discrimination, bullying and harassment, and other issues. Before joining the firm in 2014, Natasha graduated from UBC Law and completed a clerkship at the BC Supreme Court. Before entering law school, Natasha worked for seven years as an epidemiologist and health researcher and applies this experience when assisting clients with related issues.

Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson - Co-Founder + Partner, Ascent Employment Law Corporation
Richard loves what he does and the people he works with. He is passionate about workplace issues and ensuring that the legal solutions he offers are practical and make situations better; not worse or more contentious.

He is a stickler for practicality, fairness and respect, and his approach aims to manage workplace issues before they become irreparable. He has a particular knack for risk mitigation and aims to resolve matters without unnecessary conflict. However, years of trial experience show that litigation is sometimes a necessary tool to get his clients a fair outcome. When engaged in litigation, Richard appreciates his relationships with opposing counsel and the mutual respect and collegiality that comes hand-in-hand with vigorous advocacy for each lawyer’s client.

Richard believes that employers and employees are essential and deserving of fair treatment. In fact, in most cases, employers and employees have many of the same fundamental needs and aims. That is why he does not represent only one side. His experience has made Richard an effective advisor and representative for employers in need of excellent advice and representation.

As the father of two young boys, Richard is constantly on the move and loving it!

Time: Registration 8:30-9:00am; Presentations 9:00am-4:30 pm (Breakfast, Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.)

CPD Hours: 4.5

Venue: Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver (venue website)
Registration Fees: Early Bird Rate
(On or before January 9th)
Regular Rate
(After January 9th)
Student/Retired Member









Fees and/or agenda are subject to change without notice. All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714

Questions about registration or receipt can be directed to pd@cphrbc.ca.

A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations submitted at least one week prior to an event or workshop. Attendee substitutions are permitted; however, member/non-member rate differences will apply. Please submit cancellation or substitution requests by fax (604-684-3225) or e-mail (
pd@cphrbc.ca). Please note that this policy does not apply to conferences, exams or no-charge registrations. CPHR exam fees are non-refundable if registration is canceled after the registration deadline. Please note our deferral policy.