Georgialee Lang has practiced family law in Vancouver for 28 years beginning as an associate at Ladner Downs, now Borden Ladner Gervais. She inititated the firm's family law practice in 1989 and in 1994 started her boutique practice, Georgialee Lang & Associates, where she practiced with four associate lawyers and six legal staff. She is an invited Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators United Kingdom, and an invited member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, a prestigious group of professionals, including lawyers, politicians, academics, psychologists, scientists, journalists, and others.
She is a prolific writer and regular media commentor. She has written for CLE, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Review, Lawyers Weekly, The Advocate, The Verdict, Pacific Business and Law Institute, Huffington Post, the National Post, and most of Canada's newspapers. She was on the editorial board for the Family Law Sourcebook for 20 years. Her blog lawdiva.worpress.com was voted "Best Canadian Law Blog" in 2010. Her media commentary has been featured on television, radio and print media. She has repeatedly been ranked as a leading lawyer in Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada.
She has held leadership positions with the Canadian Bar Association, Legal Services Society, UBC Law Alumni Society, Lawyers Benevolent Fund, Court of Appeal Pro Bono Project, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is an invited member of the Supreme Court of Canada's Advocacy Institute.
Ms. Lang was awarded the Lexpert Zenith Award for Leading Women Lawyers in 2013, a distinction awarded to 60 lawyers in Canada. She also received the 2012 Canadian Bar Association Community Service Award for her pro bono work. She single-handedly ran a pro bono legal clinic in the east side of Vancouver for 5 years, serving hundreds of poor and working poor.
Ms. Lang appeared as counsel for intervenor Evangelical Fellowship of Canada in AG v. Bedford Supreme Court of Canada (Prostitution case) in June 2013 and appeared as counsel for 8 fathers seeking access to their children from Bountiful BC’s polygamous community. She was also counsel in two leading Supreme Court of Canada family law decisions in 2008 and 2009.
She currently focuses her practice in appellate litigation, arbitration, mediation and litigation strategy. She has offices in both Vancouver and Kelowna.
Supreme Court of Canada Stein v. Stein 2008 — This case is noteworthy because it sets out the Supreme Court of Canada's opinion on the concept of family debts in family law cases and extends the definition to include contingent family debts.
Supreme Court of Canada Rick v. Brandsema — This case focuses on the required disclosure between spouses in settling family law disputes and also deals with vulnerable spouses.