On February 8th, 2019, the lawyers and staff at FH&P Lawyers LLP came together to celebrate not just one, but two major milestones for its staff. Yvonne Gramiak & Carroll Barker celebrated their 30th and 10th anniversary (respectively) working at the firm. At the gathering, the two legal assistants reminisced about their years at the firm, as well as the growth they’ve experienced within the firm and of the firm, while the partners and staff admired and celebrated their dedication and hard work.
Yvonne Gramiak started working at FH&P in 1988. Her first position was as an Office Services Clerk, and moved up to the legal assistant position on January 28, 1989, after the completion of her legal assistant course.
“The many incredible friendships made along the way were a major reason why I stayed” Yvonne said. “Starting with Sheila Shumay, who celebrated her 30th anniversary 8 months before me; my clever, hardworking, supportive & funny coworkers; the flexibility with my schedule & the honour of having been able to work with gifted and genuine lawyers”
Carroll echoed those sentiments, claiming that “wonderful and helpful co-workers along with talented and supportive lawyers” are to thank for her decade-long dedication and loyalty to the firm.
Carroll has worked at FH&P since December of 2009, and has thoroughly enjoyed her decade-long journey with the firm.
FH&P is incredibly proud of its team members, and congratulates Carroll and Yvonne on this milestone!
Provincial Court Family Rules
Wesley Shields, a family lawyer in our office was appointed as a member of the Provincial Court Family Rules Working Group in 2017. The Committee began its work in 2014 on implementing changes and reforms to the B.C. Provincial Court Family Rules. In the edition of The Lawyer’s Daily article titled “B.C. family law reform proposals aimed at less adversarial system, smaller burden on courts” they interviewed Wesley Shields on the new recommendations proposed regarding Provincial Family Rules.
New York New Years 2019
For New Years Eve 2019, FH&P Lawyers were proud to serve hot chocolate to anyone who had attended New York New Years in Stuart Park. The event started at 6pm and ran until 9pm. This is the 8th annual New York New Years, which was put on by Valley First and the City of Kelowna. This is one of the only free New Years Eve all ages event that happens in Kelowna.
FH&P Lawyers New Office Now Open in Penticton
FH&P Lawyers is very excited to announce the opening of our new location at 74 Wade Avenue, Penticton. This will be our second location in the South Okanagan and we are delighted to continue serving the communities we call home.