Georgialee Lang has practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer in Vancouver, Canada for 30 years. She has been blessed with great clients, wonderful colleagues and exceptional cases. Her website is at georgialeelang.com. Her present focus is on appeal work, litigation strategy, arbitration, mediation and writing legal and political pieces. Her accomplishments include:
Regular contributor to Canliiconnects.org
Family Law Coordinator for Trial Lawyer’s of British Columbia
Expert witness in British Columbia Supreme Court and Courts in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong
Invited Fellow of the International Academy of Family Law Lawyers
Awarded Lexpert Zenith Award for Leading Women Lawyers September 2013. One of 60 Canadian women lawyers honoured in Toronto
Appeared as counsel for intervenor Evangelical Fellowship of Canada in AG v. Bedford Supreme Court of Canada (Prostitution case) June 2013
Appeared as counsel for 8 fathers seeking access to their children from Bountiful BC’s polygamous community
Awarded 2012 Canadian Bar Association Community Service Award for pro bono work
Named by “Best Lawyers in Canada” and “Lexpert” as a leading lawyer in Canada
Regular contributor to “Huffington Post” and “Postmedia”
Law blog “lawdiva.wordpress.com” awarded Best Canadian Legal Blog 2010 by the Canadian Blog Awards
Law blog nominated in Canadian Weblog Awards for Best New Blog and Best Written Blog
Named by Next Level Leadership as a Leading Woman in the business, entrepreneur and professional category
Adjunct Law Professor in the University of British Columbia Law School
Counsel in three Supreme Court of Canada cases: Stein v. Stein 2008 Rick v. Brandsema 2009 and Bedford v. AG Canada
Member of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Advocacy Institute
Member of Attorney-General’s Family Law Act Advisory Group
Family Law Coordinator for Trial Lawyers of BC
Founding member of the Family Law Arbitrators Group
Member of the Family Law Advocates Group
Participant in Knowledge Network educational video- Unrepresented Litigants and Family Law
Participant in National Judge’s Conference video- Mock Trial Evidence
Member of Advisory Committee Family Relations Act Reform Project (Social Planning and Research Council)
Fellowship in the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, United Kingdom
Executive board member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting
Executive board member of the North American branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK
Prolific writer, media commentator for a variety of legal publications, including Lawyer’s Weekly, Canlii Connects, Lexis Nexis, The Advocate, Continuing Legal Education, Trial Lawyers of BC, Pacific Business and Law Institute, Huffington Post, Postmedia, Toronto Star, Desert Sun (Calif) and keynote speaker
Decades of public service including leadership positions in the Canadian Bar Association, the Lawyer’s Benevolent Fund, the Legal Services Society, Continuing Legal Education, UBC Law Alumni Association, Alpha in the Workplace, Broadway Lodge, Regent College, Broadway Church and other organizations;
Founder of a Free Legal Clinic operated for Cityreach Society in Vancouver
Pro Bono Law Coordinator for the British Columbia Court of Appeal;
Mentor to dozens of law students and young lawyers.
For fun she sings, acts, writes, rides motorcycles, skis, travels and cooks gourmet meals for Doug. (she also plays with her puppy Phoenix)
Georgialee Lang BA JD FCIArb
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