Photos from UCBA’s Informal Networking Event at Brassaii

On May 28, 2015, UCBA’s downtown networking event at Brassaii was very well attended. Over 30 members enjoyed good food, good drink and good conversation in a hip, convivial downtown location – and Ukrainian owned to boot! Stay tuned for details about our next informal UCBA networking evening.  


UCBA Vice-President Jason Woycheshyn Wins 2015 Precedent Setter Award

Originally posted here Meet the big-deal litigator who carves out time for family and connecting with his roots: Jason Woycheshyn Partner, Bennett Jones LLP Called to the bar in 2007 Law school: University of Calgary Former elite decathlete and, by his own admission, a “jock.” Co-founder of the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association. Awesome commercial litigator […]


UCBA member stars in “Love’s Labour’s Lost”

For the past six years (since its inception,) Peter Hamiwka has participated in in Nightwood Theatre’s Lawyer Show – Nightwood is Canada’s national women’s theatre company, and the Lawyer Show is their principal annual fundraiser. Each year they mount a play cast entirely with lawyers. They have done Shakespeare comedies every year so far – […]


UCBA meets with delegation of Ukrainian Judges

On May 6th, 2015 Alex Ilchenko, UCBA President, Jason Woycheshyn, UCBA Vice-President, Alexandra Chyczij, UCBA Director, and Stepan Luciw, UCBA Member, met in Toronto with a delegation of Ukrainian Judges attending a Professional Development mission to Canada being organized by the Office of the Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs Canada (“OCFJAC”). The Ukrainian Judges are […]

Crisis in Ukraine

Poroshenko’s Four D’s

Originally posted here. Post-Maidan Ukraine is at war. Not only against Russian invaders, but more generally against sovietism. This war has a military front in the East, but as important is the political, economic, social frontline in the rest of the country. Resisting the invaders and reforming the nation are two fronts of a same […]


Job Posting: Country Director, Ukraine

Originally posted here  Closing date: Friday, 22 May 2015 Title: Country Director, Ukraine Category: International Consultant Type of Contract: Fixed-Term International Consultant Contract Duty Station: Kiev, Ukraine ABOUT IDLO The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. […]