The Team here at FH&P Lawyers LLP want to extend their congratulations to Steven Schwartz on his appointed to the Supreme Court of B.C. as a Master of the Court by the Government of British Columbia. Steven Schwartz, who takes his seat in Kelowna, effective Feb. 19, 2019, was the treasurer of the Kelowna Bar Association and was involved in facilitating access to justice through volunteer work with Access Pro Bono at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society law clinic.
With Steven's appointment, FH&P Lawyers are happy to welcome the clients from the law firm of Schwartz & Co., and we are excited to welcome Wendy Cheung (former associate for Steven Schwartz) and Romney Austin, (paralegal from Schwartz & Co.) to the FH&P team. FH&P Lawyers is comprised of 20 practicing lawyers, and many skilled paralegals and legal assistants. We are proud to have served the Okanagan for over a century, and we invite you to click here to learn more about our individual lawyers and how to contact them.
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.