A Little About Each Kamloops Lawyer At Paul & Company

David A. Paul, Q.C., LL.B., Mediator

David A. Paul, Q.C., LL.B., Mediator, lawyer in Kamloops
Areas of Practice

David practices in the areas of family law, personal injury, criminal law and mediation (family and civil).

Profile

David Paul was born and raised in Kamloops, British Columbia. He graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary in 1980 and the University of Victoria Law School in 1986. Since then, he has been in private practice as a lawyer in Kamloops where he has dedicated his legal experience to representing individuals from all walks of life.

Professional Qualifications

      •   Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1986
      •   Family Law Dispute Resolution Professional
      •   Family Law Arbitrator
      •   Parenting Coordinator
      •   Views of the Child

Awards and Recognitions

In December of 2003, David was appointed a Queen's Counsel.

Publications and Presentations

      •   David writes a bimonthly column for the Canadian lawyer magazine, David Paul’s Field           Notes.
      •   David is also a guest blogger on the British Columbia Courthouse Libraries blog The           Stream.

Professional Activities and Volunteer Work

David has been active as a leader in the legal profession at the local, provincial and national level. Some of his contributions include:

      •   President of the Kamloops Bar Association.
      •   Director and founding member of the Lawyers Business & Property Network.
      •   Past member of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute.
      •   Member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.
      •   Member of the Supreme Court of British Columbia Mediation Rosters (family and civil).
      •   Past President of the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia in 2002-2003.
      •   Chair of national conference of the Canadian Bar Association of the Legal Profession           Assistance Conference (LPAC) between 2009 and 2011.
      •   Chair of the national conference of the General Practitioners Solo and Small Firm           Conference (GPSSC) between 2009 and 2011.
      •   Board Member of the Pacific Technology Legal Conference of British Columbia.
      •   David is an instructor at Thompson Rivers University, where he teaches an introduction           course on criminal justice.
      •   In 2010, David was appointed to the board of directors of the Thompson River University           Foundation Board.
      •   In 2013, David Paul was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Assistance           Program of British Columbia.

Ms. Lorianna Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B., Mediator

Lorianna Bennett, B.Sc., LL.B., Mediator
Areas of Practice

Lorianna practices in the areas of family law, personal injury and mediation (family and civil).

Profile

Lorianna Bennett was born and raised in Kamloops. She graduated from St. Ann's Academy in 1990, and in 1994 she received her Bachelor of Science degree (animal biology) from TRU (then the University College of the Cariboo). In 1997, she graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1998.

A family lawyer, Kamloops mom and engaged community volunteer, Lorianna has inspired her peers and promoted a culture of change in many law firms striving to create working environments that balance the needs of professionals, families and communities

Professional Qualifications

Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1998

Awards and Recognitions

      •   Lorianna was a recipient of the 2005 CBABC Community Service Award
      •   In 2010 she was the recipient of the TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Community           Service. Watch Lorianna’s Interview as Recipient of the 2010 TRU Distinguished Alumni           Award for Community Service here.

Professional Activities and Volunteer Work

Lorianna is very active in her profession. Some of her achievements include:

      •   She has served as president of the Kamloops Bar Association.
      •   She has served as an elected member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar           Association, BC branch (CBABC).
      •   She has served as chair of the CBABC Member Services Committee.
      •   Lorianna sits as an appeal chair for the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal.
      •   Lorianna sits on the Health Professions Review Board of British Columbia.
      •   Work life balance is important to Lorianna, who is an active volunteer in her sons’ school           and sporting activities.
      •   Lorianna teaches a commercial law course at TRU.
      •   Lorianna fundraises for the hospital and university foundations.
      •   She often takes time to speak as a career mentor and as an advocate for anaphylaxis           education.

David C. Dundee, B.A. (Hons), LL.B, Mediator

David C. Dundee, B.A. (Hons), LL.B, Mediator
Areas of Practice

David C. Dundee (no, the C does not stand for crocodile) practices in the areas of family law, personal injury and mediation (family and civil).

Profile

David was born in Regina, SK, and raised in Saskatchewan, England, Ontario and British Columbia. He does, however, have roots in the Kamloops community. His maternal great-grandparents lived here at the turn of the last century, and his maternal grandmother and one uncle both lived and died here. He moved here in the summer of 1994.

David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours English in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1981, both from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the bar in 1982. David has practiced family law for most of his career, and has focused primarily on family law since he came to Kamloops. He became a family law mediator in 1988.

Professional Qualifications

      •   Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982
      •   Family Law Mediator since 1988

Awards and Recognitions

      •   David C. Dundee recently received the President’s Medal in June 2012 in part for his work           with the Law Society new Best Practice Guidelines for family law.
      •   David C. Dundee Recognized by Legal Services Society of BC

Professional Involvement and Volunteer Work

David has an extensive involvement with the Canadian Bar Association. Some of his contributions include:

      •   He has been chair or co-chair of the Kamloops Family Law Section since 2001.
      •   He has been a member of the CBA National Family Section since 2008 and he is currently           an officer of that section.
      •   He has served as acting chair of the Family Law Working Group since 2007, which was           involved with submissions to government on the new Family Law Act.
      •   He has been a co-author and creator with the Law Society of the new Best Practice           Guidelines for family law and the provincial bench/bar committee for family practice.
      •   David was invited by the Justice Ministry to participate in their family practice advisory           group, which consulted on the new Family Law Act.
      •   He has also been actively involved with the BC Continuing Legal Education Society for           many years, having presented and written on several subjects, including as contributing           editor to the Family Practice Manual and to their transition guide to the new Act.

Margaret R. Payne, LL.B., LL.M

Margaret R. Payne, LL.B., LL.M
Areas of Practice

Margaret practices in the areas of family law as well as administrative law, intellectual property law and general litigation.

Profile

Margaret was born in Nelson, BC and raised in Kamloops where she attended John Peterson Junior Secondary and Kamloops Senior Secondary. She graduated from the University of Victoria Law School in 1987 and in 2000 she obtained her Masters of Law in intellectual property from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre in Concord, New Hampshire.

Prior to joining Paul & Company, Margaret worked with two major national law firms in Toronto and Vancouver, as a sole practitioner and as part of the in-house legal team at Ontario Hydro (as it then was).

Professional Qualifications

Margaret is a member of the British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario bars, and is a past member of the American Bar Association.

Professional Involvement and Volunteer Work

She is also a past temporary commissioner of the British Columbia Utilities Commission, part-time member of the Forest Act Appeal Board and past member of the United States National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

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