Bruce McIvor

Bruce McIvor

Lawyer and Historian - First Peoples Law LLP

Vancouver, BC

Empathy, humility, and collaboration are key to a successful law practice, according to Dr. Bruce McIvor. Without these characteristics, lawyers can overlook the needs of their clients and fail to best address their issues. Bruce's practice with First Peoples Law LLP embraces these values and many more to ensure his clients' needs are met and Indigenous Peoples' are supported in their ongoing struggle for respect and justice.
Kyla Lee

Kyla Lee

Lawyer - Acumen Law Corporation

Vancouver, British Columbia
Criminal Law

Does anyone remember what job Nancy Drew’s father had? What about the type of car he drove? Well, Kyla Lee’s passion for criminal law stemmed from her late nights reading Nancy Drew novels.
Sarah Picciotto

Sarah Picciotto

Founder - OnPoint Legal Research Law Corporation

Vancouver, British Columbia
Legal Research Legal Writing

Sarah Picciotto’s team includes a screenwriter, a musician and an acrobat. No, she does not work in the entertainment industry, she runs OnPoint Legal Research.
Eli Zbar

Eli Zbar

Founder/ Lawyer - Arora Zbar LLP

Vancouver, British Columbia
Business Law Real Estate Law Contract drafting & negotiation Regulatory compliance

A lot of lawyers resist doing anything in their practices that has not been done before. That doesn’t make sense to Eli Zbar. Eli started Arora Zbar LLP, with his law school friend and overall brilliant litigator, Ravneet Arora. Arora Zbar LLP launched during the Covid-19 pandemic and was virtual from the start.
Erin Ryskamp

Erin Ryskamp

Director, Legal - Mogo Finance

Vancouver, BC
In-House FinTech Industry

Tackling over 200 pieces of legislation and a new fintech challenge every day is best done in a home gym, not a pencil skirt. Erin Ryskamp has the career she dreamt of as a kid, even though she did not know it existed until a few years ago.
James Struthers

James Struthers

Founder/ Lawyer - macushlaw

Vancouver, British Columbia
Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Real Estate Law Indigenous Law Firm Founder

After leaving big law James grew a beard, dresses casually in the office, uses emojis in client emails if it feels right and asks clients how they are feeling about challenging issues.