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Join SFUAMB for our seventh event on the question of anti-male legal biases in Canadian society. We will be inviting local legal experts and activists to discuss the state of the legal system today, in particular the ways that it disadvantages men. Issues including: parental alienation, false accusations, presumption of guilt in domestic violence disputes, and more will be discussed.
Panel Discussion: The Accusation Is The Verdict
Friday, June 17th @ 6:30pm
SFU Harbour Centre – 515 Hastings St. West
Room #1800 (Main Floor)
Hosted by SFU Advocacy for Men & Boys
Sponsored by the Canadian Association for Equality Vancouver and Area Branch
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Carey Linde – Lawyer
Practicing law for over 40 years, Carey raised three children to adulthood as a single father parent. Carey is a strong advocate for consensus over conflict. But he won’t avoid the just fight when reason fails. He is a member of the Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia and a past member of the American Trial Lawyers’ Association. Carey Linde pioneered the movement for equal-time shared parenting in the courts of Canada. His practice is aimed at ensuring children can keep both parents meaningfully in their lives.
Georgialee Lang – Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer
Practicing for 25 years, Georgialee has been blessed with great clients, wonderful colleagues and exceptional cases. Some of her accomplishments include: (1) Lead faculty member in British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute training program for family law arbitrators, February 2013 (2) Named by “Best Lawyers in Canada” and “Lexpert” as a leading lawyer since the inception of both Ranked by Martindale Hubbell (3) Law blog “lawdiva.wordpress.com” awarded Best Canadian Legal Blog 2010 by the Canadian Blog Awards
Dr. Don Dutton – PhD in Social Psychology, UBC
A tenured professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Psychology, Don received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1970. In 1974, while on faculty at the University of British Columbia, he began to investigate the criminal justice response to wife assault, preparing a government report that outlined the need for a more aggressive response, and subsequently training police in “domestic disturbance” intervention techniques. He has published over 122 peer reviewed journal articles and 10 books, including the Domestic Assault of Women, The Batterer and The Abusive Personality.
Diana Davison – YouTuber, Legal Activist
A popular vlogger on gender issues, freedom of speech, and feminist interventions in the legal system, Diana is known for her well researched videos addressing the growing challenges facing men in the courtroom. Encouraging members of the public to take an interest in the legal system and to add their voices to the discussion, Diana has become a strong voice in a community concerned with protecting and preserving civil rights. Diana has recently garnered a lot of attention with her research and coverage of the Jian Ghomeshi trial in Toronto and is regularly contacted by lawyers for her perspective and analysis of witness testimony in cases going before the courts.
The Waterfront Skytrain station is only 1 block from SFU Harbour Centre. Alternatively there are numerous buses that stop in the area – more info available via TransLink. For drivers check out this Parkopedia link for information on parking in the area of SFU Harbour Centre: http://goo.gl/xlydff