Farris partner Ludmila Herbst, K.C., has been admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”). Membership in the ACTL is by invitation, extended only to experienced trial lawyers whose careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Founded in 1950, the ACTL maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice, through education and public statements on the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The ACTL has approximately 5800 members across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, with membership limited to one percent of the bar in each state, province and territory. The induction ceremony occurred before an audience of approximately 550 in San Diego, at the ACTL’s annual meeting, on September 23, 2023.
For 25 years, Ludmila has acted for clients in corporate, commercial, regulatory and public law matters dealing with shareholder and other corporate disputes, contractual issues, real property (including property tax), energy regulation, media, anti-money laundering issues and many others. She has represented clients before all trial and appellate courts in British Columbia, the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, arbitral tribunals and regulatory bodies including the British Columbia Utilities Commission.