Farris Partner, Ludmila B. Herbst, K.C., shines big and bright in this month’s CLEBC Spotlight. Ludmila has been involved with CLEBC for over two decades and currently chairing the upcoming Commercial Arbitration 2023 conference on February 23. She also just recently co-chaired the hugely popular course on the Cullen Commission report on money laundering in British Columbia.
Of her upcoming Commercial Arbitration session, she explains: “In this course, arbitration counsel and arbitrators will tackle the tough questions arising in arbitration – the logistics, the theory, and the impact of British Columbia’s new Arbitration Act, which came into force in September 2020.”
As to what motivates her to give back to the profession — something she does both as a contributor to publications and as a speaker on various topics — she says:
“I feel as though it’s a case of receiving more than giving. It is terrific to have the opportunity to interact with dedicated CLEBC staff, fellow panelists, and audience members on subjects of interest. And maybe what I’m about to add is a consideration particularly associated with litigators and their ever-present search for a forum in which to present … it is certainly no hardship to think — well, leap to the convenient conclusion — that when I am asked to participate, that means people might want to read or hear what I would like to say.”
Our Q&A with Ludmila also touches on her inspiration to practice in litigation, her passion for local history, and more. Read it in full here.
Learn more about Commercial Arbitration 2023 and sign up for the course here.