In-House Trailblazers: A Panel Discussion with Li-Jeen Broshko, KC and Hubert Lai, KC

  • 6 Mar 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Blakes (#3500 - 1133 Melville St) & Zoom


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The FACL BC In-House Committee is thrilled to welcome Li-Jeen Broshko, K.C. and Hubert Lai, K.C.  at our inaugural Trailblazer event. You will hear firsthand from Li-Jeen and Hubert about their paths to reaching the highest legal positions at the two largest research universities in the province, SFU and UBC, and, in Li-Jeen’s case, her leadership now in helping to keep British Columbians safe.  You’ll hear their advice for lawyers at any level of experience who want to succeed in-house and about the importance of allyship in the legal profession.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 
  • Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM
  • Location: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, #3500 - 1133 Melville St, Vancouver, BC

This will be a hybrid in-person/Zoom event, with a Zoom link to follow for remote registrants. The discussion will be led in person by Kristen Woo, Legal Counsel at the BC Public School Employers’ Association. We encourage you to join us in person for the opportunity to meet Li-Jeen and Hubert and to get to know other FACL members.



  • 5:30PM - Doors Open/Reception
  • 6:00PM - Opening Remarks / Moderated Discussion with Li-Jeen and Hubert
  • 7:00PM - Closing Remarks and Post-Event Social

Special thanks to Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP for their support and sponsorship of this event.

Meet our Speakers

Li-Jeen Broshko, K.C., joined SFU in 2010 where she served for over 12 years.  As General Counsel and University Secretary, she was the University Executive member responsible for all legal matters.  Her office had operational responsibility for the Board of Governors, the Human Rights Office, University Policies, Internal Audit, the Office of the Ombudsperson as well as Archives and Records Management, which included freedom of information and privacy.  She is now Vice President, Legal and Governance at E-Comm 911, which is the primary emergency communications service provider in BC, whose stakeholders include all levels of government and the emergency services agencies operating in the province.  She has over 20 years of combined executive and legal experience.  

Hubert Lai, K.C., was appointed as University Counsel at the University of British Columbia in 2001. At the time, he was the youngest person to have ever served in such a capacity at a major Canadian university. As well, from 2006 to 2007, he simultaneously served as the University’s Associate Vice President, Government Relations. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the University Executive. In 2012, he was appointed as Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. In 2022, he was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.


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