Joseph Boskovich is one of the original partners of our firm. He and Tony DuMoulin entered into a partnership in 1972 and DuMoulin Boskovich LLP is a successor of that original law firm. Joseph is now Associate Counsel at the firm he founded and has become active in mediation, an increasingly popular and effective form of dispute resolution.
In 1985, he completed the mediation training course given by the National Centre for Mediation Education, Washington, D.C., and is accredited by the British Columbia International Arbitration Centre. He has also attended advanced mediation courses at Harvard Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School, as well as workshops in San Francisco and Chicago put on by the American Defence Institute. He has participated in workshops focusing upon the design of multi-party negotiation processes, aboriginal interests, cross-cultural dynamics, structuring complex multi-party agreements, and sexual harassment cases.
Joseph is a member in good standing of the B.C. Mediators Roster Society, and is listed in the BCICAC list of arbitrators. Joseph is also a member of the civil litigation, maritime and alternative dispute resolution sub-sections of the Canadian Bar Association and a member of the Joint Committee on Dispute Resolution. He has often spoken at Continuing Legal Education Seminars on the topics of negotiating and mediation, and coaches on the topic at PLTC.
Joseph and his family are devout skiers. He is a long time member of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and has served for a number of years on its executive. Joseph also holds memberships in the Canadian Ski Association, the Canadian Ski Coaches Association, and the Canadian Masters Alpine Association.
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.