Interview with Emmanuel Witzman

March 18, 2013

An Associate at MacLean Family Law Group, Emmanuel Witzman takes on a number of responsibilities within the realm of family law and litigation. An avid volunteer and humanitarian, Emmanuel Witzman approaches his duties with a well-rounded perspective and strong motivation. We spoke with Emmanuel Witzman to learn about his current role and past experiences.

Q. Before taking on the professional world, where did you attend university?
A. I spent a year at Carleton University, after which time I attended the University of Victoria, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Theatre. Realizing my passion for law, I later went on to study at Queen’s University and eventually earned my Juris Doctor.

Q. Where did you work prior to accepting a position with the MacLean Family Law Group?
A. In 2007, I served as a Translator for Professor Kathy Lahey and as a Legal Clerk for Hazlett Law Office. During my time with Hazlett Law Office, I gained a great deal of experience working with legal documents, completing research, and writing legal memoranda.

Q. What stands out as your most memorable volunteer experience?
A. I would have to say my time as an overseas and at-home volunteer with the International Humanity Foundation was one of the most eye-opening and incredible experiences I have ever been a part of. Working with the children of Kenya and making a difference in their lives was incredibly rewarding, even if it was small in scale. My time there certainly had a huge impact on who I am today.


British Columbia Overview, by Emmanuel Witzman

December 18, 2012

British Columbia Overview, by Emmanuel Witzman

British Columbia encompasses over 900,000 square kilometres and is the westernmost province in Canada. Bordered by Alberta, the Yukon, Northwestern Territories, Alaska, Washington, and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia stands out as one of the most majestic geographical locations in North America. The region boasts an abundant mix of mountains, inlets, rivers, lakes, ocean views, and expansive parks. Some of the area’s most popular parks include Yoho, Glacier, Gulf Islands, and Mount Revelstoke National Parks.

Established as the sixth province of Canada in 1871, four years after Canada’s independence from Britain, the region was named by Queen Victoria, who recognized its appeal and innate splendor. Throughout its history, British Columbia has been a hub for trade, with prime port placement. Unsurprisingly, British Columbia’s economy is closely tied to that of the United States. Today, British Columbia enjoys growing tourism and increased urbanization. Victoria and Vancouver represent the two fastest-growing cities in the province and continue to expand and develop through economy and infrastructure.

About the Author:
An Associate with the MacLean Family Law Group in Vancouver, Emmanuel Witzman continues to expand his knowledge and legal expertise in areas pertaining to family law, as well as in general legal matters. Emmanuel Witzman has also spent many years as a volunteer caseworker and law journal editor. In his free time, Emmanuel Witzman enjoys playing hockey, football, and rugby.


Interview with Emmanuel Witzman

September 7, 2011

An Associate at MacLean Family Law Group, Emmanuel Witzman takes on a number of responsibilities within the realm of family law and litigation. An avid volunteer and humanitarian, Emmanuel Witzman approaches his duties with a well-rounded perspective and strong motivation. We spoke with Emmanuel Witzman to learn about his current role and past experiences.

Q. Before taking on the professional world, where did you attend university?

A. I spent a year at Carleton University, after which time I attended the University of Victoria, where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Theatre. Realizing my passion for law, I later went on to study at Queen’s University and eventually earned my Juris Doctor.

Q. Where did you work prior to accepting a position with the MacLean Family Law Group?

A. In 2007, I served as a Translator for Professor Kathy Lahey and as a Legal Clerk for Hazlett Law Office. During my time with Hazlett Law Office, I gained a great deal of experience working with legal documents, completing research, and writing legal memoranda.

Q. What stands out as your most memorable volunteer experience?

A. I would have to say my time as an overseas and at-home volunteer with the International Humanity Foundation was one of the most eye-opening and incredible experiences I have ever been a part of. Working with the children of Kenya and making a difference in their lives was incredibly rewarding, even if it was small in scale. My time there certainly had a huge impact on who I am today.


Canadian Traditions

September 7, 2011

Like any country with a rich and lengthy history, Canada has many unique traditions and customs. While individuals of a particular region do not necessarily subscribe to each one, they all serve as a window into the past of a great country.

Old Home Week inspires individuals that have left their hometowns in adulthood to return to the places they grew up. A tradition that originated in the United States, Old Home Week represents somewhat of a town reunion and takes place every 10 years. Over the course of the week, celebrations and parties are held that pay homage to the places and people of years past.

Réveillon is mainly celebrated by the residents of the French-speaking areas of Canada, but has a growing number of Anglophone participants. Derived from the French European tradition, and taking place the nights before Christmas and New Years Days, the celebration includes a lavish dinner that often includes the Québécois specialty, tourtière. Revelers often stay up through the night, celebrating with friends and family.  In addition to French-speaking countries, this tradition is also popular in Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as in New Orleans, where there remain deep ties to Acadia.

About the Author:

Emmanuel Witzman currently serves as an Associate with the preeminent law firm MacLean Family Law Group in Vancouver. Recognized for his keen understanding of family law matters and his dedication to detail and accuracy, Emmanuel Witzman provides valuable contributions to the team at MacLean Family Law Group. Emmanuel Witzman has also worked as a volunteer with Queen’s Legal Aid and the International Humanity Foundation.


Welcome to my Blog

May 6, 2011

Emmanuel Witzman is an Associate at MacLean Family Law Group.