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RISA/Immigration Liaison, Convenor/Instructor/RISIA
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 3535
Fir Building, room FR540
djamison@capilanou.ca

Education

Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) Entry-to-Practice Exam, 2016.

Diploma, Paralegal, Capilano University, 1993.

BA, Psychology, University of British Columbia, 1990.

"Work hard and appreciate what you have! My students are the reason I love what I do. Their educational journey and ultimate success are both very important to me."

Bio

Deb Jamison (BA, University of British Columbia, 1990) has been teaching in Capilano University's School of Legal Studies since 2005. She teaches Litigation Procedures, Law Office Procedures and Practicum. Jamison is the paralegal diploma convenor, the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee and a member of Senate.

Jamison is also the immigration liaison for CapU (since 2013) and sits on the CapU Alumni Association Board. She received the Award for Excellence in Empowering Learning in 2013.

Jamison re-wrote the British Columbia Guide to Civil Litigation in 2010 and updates it three times a year. She earned her BA (major in psychology) from the University of British Columbia in 1990 and a Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University in 1993. She has worked with a few Vancouver law firms since 1993 and still does contract work for the law firm of Stevens Virgin. She is a current member of the BC Paralegal Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.

When not working, Jamison enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three kids (aged 18, 20 and 22).

I have been working in the legal profession since 1993 and I love the law it is interesting and ever-changing. I feel lucky to be in a profession that I find exciting and challenging. I am so fortunate not only to be able to do what I love, but to be able to teach what I love. I have the opportunity to impart my love of the law to my students and witness them learn and appreciate what I have learned and appreciated over the years.

I also enjoy being able to help my students start their journeys as working paralegals in law firms, corporations and government agencies.

Publications

Jamison, Debbie. BC Guide to Civil Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2010 (updated three times per year).

Various articles for the BC Paralegal Association quarterly newsletters.

Presentations

2008: When, Why and How to Handle Chambers Applications, CLE, September 26.

2008: Chambers Applications, Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, June 26.

Activities

Member, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, 2015 to present.

Board member, Capilano University Alumni Association, 2015 to present.

Member, BC Paralegal Association, 1993 to present.

Numerous seminars/presentations at law firms regarding the Supreme Court Civil Rules and various aspects of litigation, May to September 2010.

Court qualified expert on the role of paralegals, February 2010.

Confident Award, Employee Recognition Awards, Capilano University, 2019.

Excellence in Empowering Learning, Alumni Association Award, Capilano University, 2013.