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Berta brings with her more than 22 years of experience as in-house counsel and in the private practice of law.
She graduated from her second full law school at the University of British Columbia in 2004 and was called to the Bar in 2005.
In Canada Berta has had a wide and enriching exposure to the practice of law mainly as a solicitor and with emphasis in estate and disability planning, corporate and business law. She has also served as the executive director and director of the legal clinic for a leading BC organization focused in helping seniors. Her varied experience has equipped her with a broad understating of the law and the ability to quickly identify legal issues and to find practical yet comprehensive solutions. Her international experience has been mainly focused in the aviation, mining and the not-for-profit sectors.
Throughout her career in Canada Berta has been involved in multiple public events where she has helped people to understand legal issues in plain language, such as estate planning, amongst others. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Service has been a lifelong commitment and a vocation for Berta. She has volunteered her time to many different causes since her early teens and as a professional, she has always incorporated pro bono work in her practice.
In Canada Berta has served as a volunteer on the board of directors of not-for-profit organizations such as the Rotary Club and AMSSA, amongst others, and has served as a volunteer at an Elder Law Legal Clinic in the Lower Mainland.
Internationally, Berta has been part of a team building houses in Mexico and also created and developed a microcredit program for internally displaced people in her native Colombia.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Friend, Colleague and Partner at Law, Jeffrey Boschert on January 19, 2022. Jeff was the Managing Partner of the Vernon Office of DuMoulin Boskovich LLP. Jeff had extensive experience in his field which included over 25 years in Real Estate Development. Jeff assisted his clients in every stage of the development process.
Jeff grew up on Vancouver Island. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Law at the University of Victoria. Jeff was called to the Bar in 1995 and began his career in Victoria with the Firm, Crease Harman. Jeff went on to work as in-house legal counsel for a major strata-titled rental pool resort development on Vancouver Island before moving to Vernon. Jeff joined Davidson Lawyers LLP in 2002 where he was an Associate and Partner for 18 years. Jeff then joined forces with DuMoulin Boskovich LLP to open their second location in Vernon.
Jeff was the past President of the Vernon Bar Association, a past Director of both the North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society (NOESS) and the United Way as well as a current Director of The People Place.
Jeff will be missed by his two boys, family, friends and colleagues.
Please contact Sunny Gakhal, Partner, DuMoulin Boskovich LLP at 1-604-669-5500 or 778-943-2077 with any questions or inquiries.