Jenab & Company, Law Corporation

Jenab & Company, Law Corporation Law Firm in West Vancouver, British Columbia.


I love mediation! I mean, what’s not to love about it!? Clients have control over what happens; they can structure their own taylor-made agreements; they may even heal old wounds. But sometimes, at the end of a long and emotionally charged day, there’s still no settlement. Clients will sometimes think “well that was a waste”, or “what was the point”? As a lawyer, and mediator, my response is “the point was that you both tried”. Maybe it wasn’t the right time for mediation; but mediation is a process. You can continue negotiations on your own, or come back to the table again in the future. But even if an agreement can’t be reached, you have each learned so much about your own case, and about the other party’s case. So while there is a financial cost to mediation, the gains justify it. Did I mention I love mediation?!?


The last few weeks, I have had to put in some really long hours at’s just an overflow of work and not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Overall, not a bad problem to have; but also kind of exhausting. So, as I was starting to feel a touch sorry for myself and thinking that I have it hard, my mind went to those who have had to deal with so much more than I can even imagine in just the last week at their workplaces ... those dealing with every aspect of the senseless tragedy in Lynn Valley; or with the huge spike in Covid numbers or efforts to vaccinate as many as possible; or with getting a ship unstuck in the Suez Canal!!! All of a sudden the importance of what I was doing became minuscule in comparison. But, here’s the thing: the work that each and every one of us does is also important because it matters to the people that we are doing it for. My clients, for example, trust that I will give them everything I’ve got because their family is depended on it. So my pep talk to myself: you can do this because, at the end of the day, a parent will get to see their child; another will get much needed financial support; another will get to keep their home and not have to sell...and there’s a long weekend coming up just in time to recharge!


Twenty years ago, in a matter of days, I decided to leave the part time associate position that I had and start my own practice. Within a month, I had leased office space and was a “sole practitioner”... a “sole practitioner” with a five year old and a three year old, I might add! I don’t know where the last twenty years have gone, and every morning, when I walk into my office, it is with the same excitement, anticipation and gratitude of that first day. Thanks to my friends, colleagues, mentors, community and clients, I never felt that I was “solely” on my own. Here’s to the next decade and the new experiences it will bring.

On this International Women’s Day, and every other day, choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, and...

On this International Women’s Day, and every other day, choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality, and let’s all stand up for each other. ,


In court today for an in person hearing, and as a collaborative and settlement minded lawyer, I never thought I would say this: but I miss court. Hope we get some of the hustle and bustle back soon.

How to avoid burnout: seven changes you need to make now - The Times of London
How to avoid burnout: seven changes you need to make now — The Times and The Sunday Times

How to avoid burnout: seven changes you need to make now - The Times of London

Your head is aching, you can’t sleep properly, you constantly feel under pressure from work, you can’t get on top of your to-do list and you spend most of your time stressed and overwhelmed. If this sounds like you, it’s likely that you’re experiencing burnout. Burnout is defined by the Worl...


So far, this week has consisted of getting caught up (mostly, not entirely, to be honest!) on the couple of hundred emails that came in during the holidays, ten client meetings/teleconferences, two board/committee meetings, and one day acting as family duty counsel. Excited to see what’s in the calendar for today. But first: coffee...lots and lots of coffee!


We are a busy, fast-paced West Vancouver general practice, with a very heavy emphasis on family law. We are seeking a legal assistant/legal administrative assistant for a full time, permanent position. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communications skills; the ability to prioritize a high volume of tasks and to reprioritize as needed; and work within a team environment.

Responsibilities will include:

setting court dates, mediations, discoveries, and hearings;
arranging court filings and applications;
preparing and drafting various correspondence and documents, including court pleadings;
maintaining an efficient file management and bring forward system, including tracking deadlines, court dates, and limitation dates;
maintaining a full calendar, email management and managing lawyers’ practice;
regular billing;
general administrative duties as required.

graduate of an accredited Legal Assistant or Legal Administrative Assistant program or relevant experience;
a minimum of 1 year of experience as Legal Assistant or Legal Administrative Assistant, and preferably experience in area of Family Law;
familiarity with the family law registry, both provincial and supreme;
familiarity with BC Supreme Court Civil Rules and BC Supreme Court Family Rules;
strong technical skills, including knowledge of PCLaw, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Divorce Mate, Adobe, BC Online, myLTSA; and Juricert.
Part-time hours: 24-40 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $20.00-$25.00 per hour


What can I say about 2020 that hasn’t been said before? It has been challenging; it has been unprecedented; and it has been jarring. We have stressed over our health and the health of our loved ones; we have been concerned about our finances and the finances of our loved ones; and we have prayed and hoped that, one day soon, we will again be able to hold all those near to us tight in our arms. But, we have made it through, and there is a great deal to be grateful for. So, here is to a new year, new beginnings, and renewed hope. I’m not expecting an overnight miracle, but I am hoping that, minute by minute, and day by day, we move towards a world where humanity, empathy and good health prevail. Happy New Year.

Thank you...and congratulations, West Coast LEAF!

Thank you...and congratulations, West Coast LEAF!

BREAKING NEWS: This morning we were at the Supreme Court of Canada, arguing that children and their caregiving parent must be able to access the financial support to which they are entitled. The Court gave an immediate decision from the bench with reasons to follow, affirming that judges are able to make a change to a child support order that is retroactive in effect. Such a quick decision is very rare, and we are thrilled with this result! Huge thanks to our pro bono team from Power Law: Jennifer Klinck, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, and Dustin Klaudt

Hear more about why this case matters from our executive director Raji Mangat who was on the Early Edition before we received the ruling this morning:

Job satisfaction = when a client you met at a pro bono clinic goes to the trouble of mailing you a handwritten thank you...

Job satisfaction = when a client you met at a pro bono clinic goes to the trouble of mailing you a handwritten thank you card!


#220/545 Clyde Avenue
West Vancouver, BC

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm




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