R. Bruce E. Hallsor

hallsor@creaseharman.com
(250) 388-5421

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Professional Associations and Activities:

Bruce Hallsor is the past President of the Victoria Bar Association and a past national Chair of the Canadian Bar Association section on Wills, Estates, and Trusts.  He has been a Chair of the Victoria sections on Wills and Trusts and Administrative Law, and he has also taught the portion of the Law Society admissions course related to Wills, Estates, and Trusts. Bruce is an editor of the Canadian Bar Association’s dial-a-law programme on Mortgages and Foreclosures, a contributor to the CBA’s National Wills and estates Legislation Concordance, and has written articles and made presentations on the subjects of property transfer tax, directors and officers liability, and income tax treatment of employee bonuses.  Bruce is a legal historian, who was on the organizing committee for the Court of Appeal’s centennial celebrations in Victoria in 2010.  Prior to being called to the Bar, Mr. Hallsor was a Research Director, Legislative Analyst, and a Ministerial Assistant in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. As of October 1, 2012, Bruce Hallsor is the Managing Partner of Crease Harman LLP.

Community Activities:

Bruce Hallsor is honourary counsel to Scouts Canada in BC and the Yukon, and is a Beaver leader and former cub leader. Bruce coaches youth soccer, and has been involved in many community charities as a board member or legal adviser. Bruce Hallsor has been appointed by the Provincial Government to serve as a public representative on the College of Social Workers, and as a business representative on the Provincial Child Care Council. He has been appointed by the City of Victoria to the Board of Variance, where he currently sits as Chair, and by the District of Saanich to the Saanich Arts Advisory Committee and the Advisory Planning Committee.

Bruce has been involved in advocacy work as National Vice-President of Fair Vote Canada, and as co-chair of the yes side in two provincial referendums on electoral reform, and as a past member of the B.C. Chief Electoral Officer’s Advisory Committee.  Bruce is also a past Chairman of the Victoria Branch of the Monarchist league of Canada, and has spoken extensively on the monarchy’s role in Canadian History.

Education:

  • University of Victoria LL.B. 1995
  • University of British Columbia B.A. (History) 1989
  • B.C. Legislature Legislative Internship Programme 1990
  • University of Western Ontario French Immersion Programme 1989

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Electoral and Parliamentary Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate and Mortgages
  • Tax Planning
  • Wills and Trusts