Herman Van Ommen Begins His Term as LSBC Vice-President
Vancouver, February 2, 2016 – We are happy to announce Herman Van Ommen, Q.C., partner in our Vancouver litigation group has begun his term as Vice-President of The Law Society of British Columbia.In addition to this important role, Herman is also the Chairman of the Law Firm Regulation Taskforce. This taskforce was created last year to consider a framework for the regulation of law firms. This is a direction in which most other Law Societies in Canada are also moving. He is also Chair of the Governance Committee, and the Access to Legal Services Advisory Committee. Herman began his bencher career in 2008 when he won the Vancouver county by-election with 773 votes. Prior to being elected, he acted as counsel in disciplinary and credential hearings for the Law Society of British Columbia. He is the former Regional Managing Partner of our British Columbia office and his practice involves real estate litigation, corporate litigation and professional discipline proceedings. Herman also acts in a wide variety of arbitrations. About McCarthy Tétrault McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK. Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.