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Megan Ellis QC receives accreditation as a Family Law Arbitrator

May 20, 2021

Having completed the Alternate Dispute Resolution Institutes Arbitrator Training Course through Royal Roads University in December 2020, Megan Ellis QC has received her accreditation to act as a Family law Arbitrator from the Law Society of British Columbia.

Megan Ellis QC appointed to Board of Governors of Emily Carr University of Art and Design

March 5, 2021

By Order of the Lieutenant Governor In Council of the Province of B.C. Megan Ellis QC was appointed to the Board of Governors of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As stated by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, “The Board has a leadership role in our post-secondary educational institutions that is integral to the success of the British Columbia post-secondary education system.”

Megan Ellis QC elected Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

April 15, 2014

On April 15, 2014 Megan Ellis QC was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAFL). IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries. IAFL was formed in 1986 to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in the area of divorce and family law throughout the world.

Megan Ellis QC Senior Editor of new family law web resource

April 18, 2013

As of Tuesday, April 16, 2013, JP Boyd’s popular family law website, is officially available as a Clicklaw Wikibook at http://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca. This website will be continually updated and revised by a roster of experienced family law lawyers from around the province. Paper copies of sections of the website can be obtained on request from local libraries.

New Salt Spring Island Office

November 8, 2012.

Megan Ellis & Company is pleased to announce the opening of a new office centrally located on Salt Spring Island. Megan Ellis & Company operates a satellite office centrally located on Salt Spring Island.

New Limitation Act to come into force June 1, 2013

October 2, 2012.

The government of British Columbia announced today that the new Limitation Act would come into force on June 1, 2013. The text of the new legislation can be found at:

http://www.leg.bc.ca/39th4th/3rd_read/gov34-3.htm

Megan Ellis QC served as a member of the Limitation Act Advisory Group, a group of senior BC lawyers consulted by the Ministry of the Attorney General on the development of the new legislation.

While the new Act reduces the time within which an injured party must bring many claims, these restrictions do not apply to claims based on sexual misconduct against children or young people under the age of 19, or claims based on sexual assault of adults. These claims can be brought at any time.

An important new change is that there will also be no limitation period for bringing a claim based on assault or battery which took place when the victim was under 19 or was over 19 but in a relationship of financial, emotional, physical or other dependence with a person involved in the assault or battery.

Megan Ellis QC serves as a panelist in the CLE TV broadcast on the new Family Law Act

May 22, 2012

On May 1, 2012 Megan Ellis QC was a panelist in the CLE TV broadcast about the new Family Law Act

Megan Ellis QC receives UBC Law Alumni Award of Distinction

April 15, 2012

The annual UBC Law Alumni Association dinner was held on April 12, 2012 to celebrate the accomplishments of UBC Law School graduates. Megan Ellis QC was presented with a UBC Law Alumni Award of Distinction in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

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