We are privileged to advocate and support events and causes that make a difference in our communities.

Southern Butler Price is pleased to participate by presenting, writing, volunteering, advocating for positive changes and sponsoring the various events that help to build positive workplace cultures.


CACE 2019 Presenter

Lisa Southern will be presenting at the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers 2019 Conference, to be held from September 12 to 14, 2019 in Ottawa.

Conference Details


AWI 2019 Presenter

Lisa Southern will be presenting at the Association of Workplace Investigators 2019 Conference, to be held from September 26 to 28, 2019 in Marina del Rey, California.

Her presentation is titled “Navigating the Unexpected — When Investigations Can Go Sideways, Upside Down, or South.” Using examples for numerous investigations, Lisa will draw on her many years of experience in being an investigator to highlight some of the most unexpected moments and highlight options for addressing the same. Using story-telling, humour and audience engagement, the session will be an engaging, interactive presentation that will give attendees more tools in their toolbox when unexpected events transpire during investigations.

Conference Details →


2019 YWCA Women of distinction nominee

Lisa Southern is honoured to be nominated as a 2019 YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Business & the Professions category.

Meet the Nominees →



Southern Butler Price is very excited to be part of the IWANTtoBE event. We are sponsoring so that we too can be “part of this fast-paced, inspiring event all in the name of eradicating poverty and gender inequality in Africa through education. One girl at a time, we can change the world!”

IWANTtoBE Event Details →


Human Rights and accommodation conference - lancaster house

Will Clements, Heather Hettiarachchi and Lisa Southern presented on “Harassment Investigations: The Top Do’s and Don’ts” on April 17, 2019.

As the number of complaints continues to rise, employers and unions must ensure that they understand and are prepared to fulfill their responsibilities in responding to allegations of workplace harassment. In this session, leading counsel shared do's and don'ts for conducting fair and effective harassment investigations.


Hr conference & tradeshow 2019 - cphr bc & yukon

Lisa Southern teamed up with Terry Honcharuk and Christopher Munroe on April 3, 2019 to present on effective investigations - here is the ‘super session’ summary.

Investigations are always urgent, emotional and reactionary. Making good decisions in these moments of crisis can be difficult. Using a “live scenario”, this session will give you unique insight into how the experts navigate the crisis-laden complexities of workplace investigations. You will move through these important moments guided by, and participating with, leaders in the field.

In this moment by moment scenario, the panel will travel with you through the triggering incident, the complaint process, planning, and then into the actual investigation itself and, the final reporting out. You will learn what to do, what not to do, and today’s best practices in this important work. This session is not a lecture, or a discussion, it is an experience guided by the professionals who do this work and advise on it every day. Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be quite the ride.


International women’s day at the downtown eastside women’s centre

Southern Law is proud to have sponsored the DEWC International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, 2019.

Learn more about DEWC →


When labour shortage intersects with #metoo - crisis or opportunity?

Lisa Southern discusses a plane ride, a discussion she was eavesdropping, and her thoughts on the opportunities being offered by the demographic gap’s impacts on potential labour shortages in the trades. “I say this because of the #metoo movement and a much-needed change in the journey that takes us through high school on to post-secondary and into the workplace that relates to gender and the trades.”

PeopleTalk, February 11, 2019 →