ILSA: Reception and Fundraiser

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00

Franklin Lew Forum (1st Floor)

This event will include a keynote speaker, a presentation of our annual ILSA Courage in Law Awards, live music, food, drinks, an amazing silent auction and a 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going towards bursaries for Indigenous Law Students.

Keynote Speaker: Honourable Marion Buller

The Honourable Judge Marion Buller was appointed the first woman First Nations judge in British Columbia in 1994 and was appointed as chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2016. Prior to being appointed to the Provincial Court bench, Judge Buller worked as a civil and criminal lawyer (1988 – 1994).

Judge Buller served as both a director and resident of Canada’s Indigenous Bar Association and has been a member of the B.C. Police Commission and the Law Court Education Society. She was the Commission Counsel for the Caribou-Chilcotin Justice Inquiry and published reports and articles dealing with Aboriginal rights and legal services for First Nations in BC. Judge Buller was instrumental in starting the First Nations Court of British Columbia in 2006.

This event is free for students and community members. Lawyers, professionals, and faculty can purchase tickets for $10.

To RSVP, please email

For more information about this event, view the Event Poster (PDF).