Firm News

Happy International Women's Day!

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and today our firm is celebrating our many exceptional women lawyers and staff. Learn more about our women lawyers here:

To learn more about what our lawyers do, also consider checking out WorkBC’s Career Trek page, where Charlotte A. Salomon, Q.C. describes the work she does as a lawyer every day.

Devon Black speaks on UVic Women in Law Panel

On November 21, 2018, associate Devon Black will be speaking on a Women in Law panel hosted by FemLaw and the University of Victoria’s Law Careers Office.

Panelists at the event will also include Tamara Napoleon, Kate Saunders, and the Hon. Judge Christine Lowe. The discussion will focus on women’s experiences in the legal profession, and aims to bring a diverse range of perspectives to the table.

The event begins at 6:00 pm and will take place in Room 158 at the Fraser Building on the University of Victoria campus. To reserve a spot, RSVP to careerof@uvic.ca by November 16, 2018.

Gifts for VGH Pediatric Ward

Tag reading "Feel Better Soon - Love, Your Friends at McBOP" tied to a stuffed animal wrapped in cellophane

Tag reading "Feel Better Soon - Love, Your Friends at McBOP" tied to a stuffed animal wrapped in cellophane

McBOP staff and lawyers got together this week to help wrap some stuffed animals intended as holiday gifts for children in the pediatric ward at Victoria General Hospital (“VGH”).

VGH’s pediatric ward provides care to more than 5,400 babies and children over the course of the year. One very important aspect of the care VGH provides is its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - the only high-level NICU in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland.

Staff help wrap stuffed animals in the McBOP board room

Staff help wrap stuffed animals in the McBOP board room

McBOP staff decided to take action to brighten the holidays for children spending Thanksgiving in VGH’s pediatric ward. With donations from staff, lawyers, and the firm, we managed to collect enough stuffed animals and blankets for 62 gifts.

In coordination with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, these gifts will be delivered to VGH next week, just in time for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We hope they will bring some joy to the children and families in VGH’s care!

McBOP staff stand behind a large pile of cellophane-wrapped stuffed animals

McBOP staff stand behind a large pile of cellophane-wrapped stuffed animals

Charlotte Salomon Speaks on Women and Philanthropy

On May 10, 2018, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners is hosting a panel discussion entitled "Women, Wisdom & Wealth". Charlotte Salomon, Q.C., a senior partner at McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson, will join a panel of influential women to discuss how to have conversations about philanthropy with clients, how to support clients' different motivations for philanthropic giving, and how their own experiences have impacted the way they approach philanthropy with clients.

For more information, see the CAGP's website.

We're nominated for a Best of the City award!

For the past several years, Victoria News has selected winners in a broad range of categories for its "Best of the City" awards, recognizing top businesses and service providers in the Victoria area.

This year, McConnan Bion O'Connor and Peterson has been selected as a featured nominee in the "Best Law Firm" category. If you've appreciated our legal services, we'd love to have your support! Voting is open until May 5, 2018 at 11:01 pm PST.

Congratulations to all the nominees! We can't wait to see the results!

Welcome to Reid Fraser, our Newest Associate

Michael O'Connor administers the Barristers' and Solicitors' Oath to Reid Fraser

Michael O'Connor administers the Barristers' and Solicitors' Oath to Reid Fraser

Congratulations from everyone at McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson to our firm's newest associate - Reid Fraser!

Reid came to our firm as an articled student after obtaining his LL.B. from James Cook University in Australia, where he graduated with first class honours. Reid's practice areas include civil litigation, creditors' remedies, employment law, personal injury, and wills, trusts, and incapacity planning

Find out more about Reid, or contact him to inquire about legal services, here.

Celebrating the Holidays and Supporting Families in Need

McBOP Staff with Christmas Presents

For the ninth year in a row, McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson has decided to celebrate the holidays by giving gifts to families in need. Since 2008, our firm has provided holiday hampers to 33 families, and donated toys, food, clothing, and gift cards to CFAX's Santas Anonymous and the Mustard Seed.

This year, our firm helped ring in the holiday season by providing gifts to two families through the 1UP Single Parent Resource Centre and the Victoria Women's Transition House. As part of our holiday fundraising, staff and lawyers also raised enough funds to sponsor a lunch at Our Place in the new year.

If you know of an organization that could use our support, please contact us! We run office fundraisers throughout the year for deserving local causes, and are always looking for new organizations to support.

Happy holidays from all of us at McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson!

McConnan Bion Nominated for 2017 Times Colonist Readers' Choice Awards!

McConnan Bion O'Connor and Peterson has been nominated for Best Law Firm in the 2017 Times Colonist Readers' Choice Awards! 

Our firm is very grateful for this nomination, which affirms our focus on providing high-quality legal services to our clients.

Voting for the awards is open from October 16 to October 29, 2017, and you may vote once per day in each category. Please consider voting for us here, and click through the other categories to support your other favourite local businesses and services.

We appreciate your support during voting, and we look forward to continuing to serve our community as best we can.