Chair and Vice Chairs

Shannon Salter

Chair
Shannon Salter is the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Chair, and an adjunct professor at the UBC Allar...
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J. Garth Cambrey

Vice Chair - Quality Assurance
Mr. Cambrey earned his B. Comm. from UBC. He has over 35 years’ experience in BC’s real estate i...
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Kate Campbell

Acting Vice Chair - Strata
Kate Campbell earned her BA and LLB from the University of Victoria, and her Master of Arts from Car...
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Shelley Lopez

Vice Chair - Small Claims
Shelley Lopez is the CRT’s Vice Chair – Small Claims. Ms. Lopez graduated from the Universit...
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Andrea Ritchie

Vice Chair - MVI
Andrea Ritchie is the CRT’s Vice Chair – MVI (Motor Vehicle Injury). Ms. Ritchie obtained a ...
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Shannon Salter

Chair
Shannon Salter is the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Chair, and an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics. She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Ms. Salter was a BC Supreme Court judicial law clerk before practicing civil litigation at a large Vancouver law firm for several years. She has served as a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and as a board member of the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Ms. Salter is currently a commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission, vice president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and a board member of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII). She  co-authored the BC Administrative Decision Maker’s Manual, as well as a number of journal articles. In 2017, Ms. Salter was named one of the 25 Top Most Influential Lawyers in Canada, and was previously recognized as one of Canada’s New Law Pioneers by the Canadian Bar Association and an Access to Justice All-Star by the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSLAP). She is also the 2016 recipient of the Adam Albright Award for outstanding teaching by an adjunct professor. Ms. Salter is a frequent speaker at international conferences on online dispute resolution, administrative law, legal education, and the future of law and technology.    

J. Garth Cambrey

Vice Chair - Quality Assurance
Mr. Cambrey earned his B. Comm. from UBC. He has over 35 years’ experience in BC’s real estate industry including owning a property management firm for 20 years and serving on the Real Estate Council for 5 years. He is an active member of the Real Estate Institute, the ADR Institute of BC and holds a Chartered Arbitrator designation with the ADR Institute of Canada. He has arbitrated many strata disputes and been appointed by the BC Supreme Court as an Administrator for several strata property issues. Mr. Cambrey has been associated with the Civil Resolution Tribunal since it started resolving strata disputes in July 2016, previously serving as Vice Chair – Strata.

Kate Campbell

Acting Vice Chair - Strata
Kate Campbell earned her BA and LLB from the University of Victoria, and her Master of Arts from Carleton University. She was a judicial law clerk at the BC Supreme Court in 2004-2005, articled with a law firm in Vancouver, and was called to the bar in 2006. Ms. Campbell practiced labour law for 6 years, with a focus on grievance arbitration and collective bargaining. She was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal in 2011, and began working as the first full-time CRT member in January 2018. Ms. Campbell is a past Board member of several non-profit societies, including the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals.

Shelley Lopez

Vice Chair - Small Claims
Shelley Lopez is the CRT’s Vice Chair – Small Claims. Ms. Lopez graduated from the University of British Columbia law school in 1999, after obtaining a B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy in 1996. Ms. Lopez practised general civil litigation at a Vancouver law firm until 2005, with a focus on personal injury, before becoming a staff lawyer with the Law Society of BC. In 2011, Ms. Lopez was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. She serves on the Inquiry Committee for the BC College of Midwives, and is a past BC Council of Administrative Tribunals board member.

Andrea Ritchie

Vice Chair - MVI
Andrea Ritchie is the CRT’s Vice Chair – MVI (Motor Vehicle Injury). Ms. Ritchie obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and accounting from Simon Fraser University in 2008 before attending the University of British Columbia for law school. She graduated from UBC Law in 2012 and practiced general civil litigation at a Vancouver law firm, with a focus on plaintiff personal injury claims until 2018. Before joining the CRT, Ms. Ritchie worked in the Review Division at WorkSafeBC as a Review Officer. Ms. Ritchie has also served as a member of the Softball BC Ethics & Discipline Committee since 2017.

Full Time Tribunal Members

Trisha Apland

Full Time Tribunal Member
Trisha Apland holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Juris Doct...
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Micah Carmody

Full Time Tribunal Member
Micah Carmody completed his Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and his law degree at the...
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Julie Gibson

Full Time Tribunal Member
Julie Gibson was appointed a full time tribunal member to the Civil Resolution Tribunal in 2017, and...
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David Jiang

Full Time Tribunal Member
David Jiang adjudicated workplace injury compensation decisions as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC, p...
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Kathleen Mell

Full Time Tribunal Member
Kathleen Mell received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts (English), as well as a Bachelor of ...
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Sarah Orr

Full Time Tribunal Member
Sarah Orr completed her BA at McGill University and her JD at the University of Victoria. She starte...
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Eric Regehr

Full Time Tribunal Member
After completing his B.A. and LL.B. at the University of Victoria, Eric Regehr began his career at a...
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Lynn Scrivener

Full Time Tribunal Member
Lynn Scrivener holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of British Co...
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Trisha Apland

Full Time Tribunal Member
Trisha Apland holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria. She was called to the BC bar in 2008. Ms. Apland joins the Tribunal from the Office of the Ombudsperson where she was an investigator for a number of years, and most recently, acted as Manager of Systemic Investigations. She was responsible for conducting impartial, large scale systemic investigations and producing reports with recommendations aimed at improving public administration. She also investigated individual complaints concerning matters of administrative fairness and rendered decisions regarding the conduct of public bodies in the province. Before joining the Office of the Ombudsperson, Ms. Apland practiced law at a civil litigation firm. She primarily acted for defendants in motor vehicle and other personal injury claims. Her practice also included professional negligence, strata property, and administrative law. Prior to her career in law, Ms. Apland worked for eight years in the commercial construction and tourism industries.

Micah Carmody

Full Time Tribunal Member
Micah Carmody completed his Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University and his law degree at the University of Victoria. He was called to the bar in 2010 and served as junior counsel for a federal commission of inquiry. Following an internship advancing access to justice at the Legal Resources Centre in Durban, South Africa, Mr. Carmody returned to BC and practised family, labour and employment law at two small Vancouver firms. Prior to his appointment to the Civil Resolution Tribunal in 2019, Mr. Carmody spent five years as an adjudicator and mediator at the BC Employment Standards Branch.

Julie Gibson

Full Time Tribunal Member
Julie Gibson was appointed a full time tribunal member to the Civil Resolution Tribunal in 2017, and was a part time member from 2015 to 2017.  Ms. Gibson has served as a volunteer lawyer coordinator for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program’s Britannia Clinic, past Treasurer of the BC Dispute Resolution Practicum Society Board, and as a member of the UBC Student Legal Fund Society’s Litigation Committee.  Ms. Gibson earned her Master of Laws in Administrative Law from Osgoode, Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia and Honours Bachelor of Science (Human Biology and English) from the University of Toronto.

David Jiang

Full Time Tribunal Member
David Jiang adjudicated workplace injury compensation decisions as a Review Officer at WorkSafeBC, prior to his appointment to the Civil Resolution Tribunal. He also has several years’ experience practising as an associate lawyer at an international law firm, in the field of commercial litigation. David also clerked with the BC Supreme Court from 2011 to 2012. Prior to starting his career in law, David was a high school teacher. David holds a law degree, an education degree, and a commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Kathleen Mell

Full Time Tribunal Member
Kathleen Mell received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts (English), as well as a Bachelor of Laws, all from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Mell practised for several years in criminal law, specializing in Charter issues including appearing before the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada on appellate files. Ms. Mell then focused on administrative law and has served as a decision-maker on several tribunals. She was an adjudicator with the Crime Victim Assistance Program and then adjudicated claims with the Indian Residential Schools Secretariat for ten years. Before joining the CRT, Ms. Mell served as a Review Officer with WorkSafeBC adjudicating claims involving physical and psychological injuries.

Sarah Orr

Full Time Tribunal Member
Sarah Orr completed her BA at McGill University and her JD at the University of Victoria. She started her career in private practice focusing on civil litigation, which included acting for plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and motor vehicle cases as well as representing clients at the Provincial (Small Claims) Court. Prior to her appointment to the Civil Resolution Tribunal in 2018 she worked for the Ministry of Labour as an Industrial Relations Officer where she mediated, investigated and adjudicated complaints brought under the Employment Standards Act. Ms. Orr has been an active volunteer with Access Pro Bono and is a past board member of the WISH Drop-In Centre Society. She was called to the bar in 2012.

Eric Regehr

Full Time Tribunal Member
After completing his B.A. and LL.B. at the University of Victoria, Eric Regehr began his career at a large firm in downtown Vancouver, where he acted for defendants and insurers in personal injury and motor vehicle cases. In 2013, he moved back to Victoria, first practicing at a boutique family law firm and later co-founding Breakwater Law, where he focused on civil litigation, including acting for plaintiffs in motor vehicle claims. Mr. Regehr was appointed as a part-time member of the Civil Resolution Tribunal in 2017. Mr. Regehr sits on the Board of Directors of the University of Victoria Alumni Association. Mr. Regehr was called to the Bar in 2011.

Lynn Scrivener

Full Time Tribunal Member
Lynn Scrivener holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of British Columbia. Following a clerkship at the Federal Court, she was called to the British Columbia bar in 2007. Ms. Scrivener spent several years in a private litigation practice, with a focus on defending motor vehicle actions. She then served as a Review Officer adjudicating workers’ compensation matters at WorkSafeBC.

Staff

Richard Rogers

Registrar and Executive Director
Richard Rogers is the CRT’s Registrar and Executive Director. Richard has worked in the public sec...
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Debbie Turner

Deputy Registrar and Director of Intake
Debbie Turner is the CRT’s Deputy Registrar and Director of Intake. Debbie has worked in leade...
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Lauryn Kerr, CRT Legal Counsel

Lauryn Kerr

Legal Counsel
Lauryn Kerr is the CRT’s Legal Counsel. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads Unive...
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Tyna Mason, CRT Legal Counsel - Litigation

Tyna Mason

Legal Counsel
Tyna Mason is the CRT’s Legal Counsel for litigation matters. She earned her BA from UBC, her LLB ...
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Kandis McCall

Director of Case Management
Kandis McCall is the CRT’s Director of Case Management. After receiving her law degree and med...
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Tanja Rosteck

User Experience Lead
Tanja Rosteck is the CRT’s User Experience Lead. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology ...
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Richard Rogers

Registrar and Executive Director
Richard Rogers is the CRT’s Registrar and Executive Director. Richard has worked in the public sector for more than 20 years, including serving as Registrar of the Property Assessment Appeal Board from 1996 to 2000. Richard has expertise in operational management, as well as policy and financial analysis and planning. Richard uses this experience to work with the Chair and CRT staff to oversee CRT operations and to further develop and improve CRT processes and technology. Prior to joining the public service, Richard practiced law for three years in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Debbie Turner

Deputy Registrar and Director of Intake
Debbie Turner is the CRT’s Deputy Registrar and Director of Intake. Debbie has worked in leadership positons with the BC Government for over 20 years, most recently as the Deputy Registrar of BC Registry Services with the Ministry of Citizen Services. She has extensive experience in program operations management, public administration principles and practices, and program planning. Debbie helps the CRT with the development and implementation of administrative infrastructure that meets the needs of clients and reflects the legislative requirements of the various statutes administered.
Lauryn Kerr, CRT Legal Counsel

Lauryn Kerr

Legal Counsel
Lauryn Kerr is the CRT’s Legal Counsel. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria. Lauryn has instructed at the University of Ottawa and Thompson Rivers University in the field of technology and access to justice. Since 2016 Lauryn has served on the board of directors of the Justice Education Society, a Vancouver-based organization that carries out public legal education and information activities, justice reform and capacity building programs in British Columbia and in several jurisdictions outside Canada. Lauryn is a frequent presenter on the topics of access to justice, legal technology, and innovation.
Tyna Mason, CRT Legal Counsel - Litigation

Tyna Mason

Legal Counsel
Tyna Mason is the CRT’s Legal Counsel for litigation matters. She earned her BA from UBC, her LLB from Dalhousie University, and is currently completing her LLM part-time at Osgoode.  Tyna practiced civil litigation for several years at a Victoria law firm and has also worked as a crown prosecutor.  She has worked for the BC Provincial Government for almost 20 years, practicing in the areas of constitutional and administrative law. Tyna has served on the Victoria Police Board, as a coach for a UVic Law School team in a national competitive moot, and on the Legal Services Branch’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  She is currently the Chair of the Legal Business and Practice Issues Committee for the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Kandis McCall

Director of Case Management
Kandis McCall is the CRT’s Director of Case Management. After receiving her law degree and mediation training from the University of British Columbia in 2002, Kandis worked for a brief period in private practice in Greater Vancouver. In 2006 she joined the Residential Tenancy Branch where she worked as an arbitrator and team lead until joining the CRT. Kandis has expertise in mediation, adjudication and high volume case management.

Tanja Rosteck

User Experience Lead
Tanja Rosteck is the CRT’s User Experience Lead. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Montreal’s Concordia University in 1994, specializing in the social and cultural aspects of technology. Before joining the CRT, Tanja worked extensively in instructional design, technical support, helpdesk management, and technical writing. She leads development of the CRT’s Solution Explorer and other public-facing content. She also leads the CRT’s continuous improvement process by analyzing feedback and making recommendations for better user experiences.

Part Time Tribunal Members

Tribunal members are expert decision-makers who hear both sides of a dispute and then make a decision which is binding on both parties. As with most tribunal members in B.C., the CRT’s tribunal members are appointed by the provincial government, in consultation with the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal. The CRT currently has 43 tribunal members, including 38 part-time members (bios below), the Chair, the Vice Chair – Strata, the Vice Chair – Small Claims, and 8 full time Tribunal Members.

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Maureen C. Abraham

Maureen C. Abraham is a lawyer with Sitka Law Group where she practices litigation, primarily in st...
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Maria (Ning) Luningning Alcuitas

Ning Alcuitas is a lawyer who has worked in the workers’ compensation system in a variety of r...
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Maureen Baird, Q.C.

Maureen Baird, Q.C. is a lawyer and practices primarily administrative law. She is involved with the...
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Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C.

Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C. is an experienced advocate, lawyer and mediator in wills and estates, family ...
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Jamie Bleay

Jamie Bleay is a lawyer called to the bar in 1987 who practices extensively in the area of condomini...
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Morgan Camley

Morgan Camley is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP in Vancouver where they act as counsel in all manne...
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John Chesko

John Chesko is a practicing lawyer in Vancouver, having been called to the bar in British Columbia i...
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Mary Childs

Mary Childs is a lawyer who has represented clients in Small Claims Court and before administrative ...
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Jordanna Cytrynbaum

Jordanna Cytrynbaum is an experienced commercial litigator specializing in complex disputes. She als...
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Andrew Gay, Q.C.

Andrew Gay, Q.C. is a partner with Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP. Since his call to the bar in 1997, Mr....
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Sherelle Goodwin

Sherelle Goodwin was appointed as a vice chair of the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal in Januar...
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Richard Hoops Harrison

Richard Hoops Harrison is a partner with Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang LLP where he specializ...
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Samuel Hyman

Samuel Hyman holds an LLB with distinction from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts wit...
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Susan MacFarlane

Susan MacFarlane is a lawyer with a Ph.D. in English. Her background analyzing and editing text led ...
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Karen Mok

Karen Mok is a staff lawyer at the Law Society of BC.  She has been practising in the area of profe...
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Herb Morton

Herb Morton obtained his Bachelor of Social Work (1978) and Bachelor of Law (1982) degrees from the ...
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Graeme Nunn

Graeme Nunn received his J.D. from the University of Victoria in 2011. He also later completed his L...
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Penelope Pearson

Penelope Pearson became a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in May 1984. For most of the...
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Amy Peck

Amy Peck has extensive civil litigation experience, as a member of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s con...
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Andrew Pendray

Andrew Pendray is chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he was Crown cou...
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Shaun Ramdin

Shaun Ramdin was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2010. He subsequently practiced in the Vancou...
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Salima Samnani

Salima Samnani is an experienced civil litigator practicing in family, child protection, and employm...
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Adam Shee

Adam Shee is a practising lawyer in Burnaby, with experience in a broad range of civil litigation ma...
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Vivienne Stewart

Vivienne Stewart has practiced in British Columbia since her call to the bar in 1991. Vivienne has p...
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Catherine Sullivan

Catherine Sullivan is a lawyer with a private practice in Burnaby BC. She was recently employed by t...
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Ashley Syer

Ashley Syer is a sole practitioner in Vancouver, practising mostly civil litigation. She has litigat...
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Michael Welsh Q.C.

Michael Welsh is Past President of the Canadian Bar Association (BC) and ADR BC, Mr. Welsh has pract...
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Tony Wilson Q.C.

Tony Wilson Q.C. is Associate Counsel with Boughton Law in Vancouver and practices franchising, lice...
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Fred Wynne

Fred Wynne is an advocate and a tenacious problem solver who uses legal tools including mediation, l...
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Maureen C. Abraham

Maureen C. Abraham is a lawyer with Sitka Law Group where she practices litigation, primarily in strata property, employment law and dispute resolution. Ms. Abraham regularly appears before courts and administrative tribunals on behalf of her clients. In her community, Ms. Abraham has served on the board of the Women Rainmakers Canadian Bar Association subsection, as a director of the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society, and as a volunteer with Access Pro Bono. She was called to the bar in B.C. in 2008 and holds her bachelor of laws from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Maria (Ning) Luningning Alcuitas

Ning Alcuitas is a lawyer who has worked in the workers’ compensation system in a variety of roles, including as Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) since 2003. Since 2016, she has served as the Registrar of WCAT. She earned her BA and her JD at the University of Manitoba. After articling at the Public Interest Law Center in Winnipeg, she was called to the Bar in 1991 in Manitoba. After moving to BC, she was called to the Bar in 1995.

Maureen Baird, Q.C.

Maureen Baird, Q.C. is a lawyer and practices primarily administrative law. She is involved with the Mental Health Review Board and the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. Previously, Ms. Baird served as chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, nationally and provincially . Ms. Baird was called to the B.C. bar in 1984 after a clerkship with the Chief Justice of B.C., and holds a law degree from the University of Toronto and a certificate in mediation from Harvard Law School.

Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C.

Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C. is an experienced advocate, lawyer and mediator in wills and estates, family law and general civil litigation, working as associate counsel with Cook Roberts LLP, and as an alternate chair of the B.C. Review Board. She is a qualified arbitrator and Mediate BC member. She was awarded the Victoria Bar Association’s Pamela Murray Award (2014), the Canadian Bar Association Woman Lawyer Award of Excellence (2009) and the Canadian Bar Association President’s Silver Medal (1994). Ms. Berge received her BA and her LLB degrees from the University of Alberta, and the designation of Queen’s counsel in 1996.

Jamie Bleay

Jamie Bleay is a lawyer called to the bar in 1987 who practices extensively in the area of condominium and strata law. In his community, Mr. Bleay serves as director and past president and chair of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) nationally and as director and president of CCI Vancouver. Previously, he served as president of the North Shore Marlins swim club. Mr. Bleay holds his bachelor of laws from UBC and a bachelor of arts from the University of Victoria.

Morgan Camley

Morgan Camley is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP in Vancouver where they act as counsel in all manner of civil disputes. Morgan is a contributing editor to Fraser, Horn & Griffin, The Conduct of Civil Litigation in British Columbia, a cornerstone resource for the litigation bar in British Columbia. Morgan maintains a busy pro bono practice representing clients with civil, criminal and family law issues. Morgan is the recipient of the 2009 Salvation Army Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award. They also Chair the Board of Directors for QMUNITY, British Columbia’s Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre.

John Chesko

John Chesko is a practicing lawyer in Vancouver, having been called to the bar in British Columbia in 1994. His practice focuses on law at the work place, including employment law, labour relations, human rights, alternate dispute resolution and administrative law. Mr. Chesko is a past member of the BC Benefits Tribunal (now BC Employment and Assistance Tribunal) a community-based, ad hoc tribunal. He authored publications of selected jurisprudence for use by stakeholders and appellants as well as co-authoring the Training Manual for Tribunal Members. Mr. Chesko also received his BC Real Estate Licence and has served as a strata council member for more than 20 years. His education includes a BA from the University of British Columbia and an LLB from the University of New Brunswick.

Mary Childs

Mary Childs is a lawyer who has represented clients in Small Claims Court and before administrative tribunals. For many years she has provided summary legal advice to low-income individuals attending free legal clinics. Mary holds degrees from Carleton University, UBC, and Oxford University.  She has taught in university law faculties in Canada and the United Kingdom, and has published articles in scholarly and professional journals, as well as chapters in edited collections.  She has served on committees of the Law Society of British Columbia, and on the boards of several charities.

Jordanna Cytrynbaum

Jordanna Cytrynbaum is an experienced commercial litigator specializing in complex disputes. She also has extensive experience in employment, small claims matters and strata property disputes. She regularly represents clients before all levels of court, administrative tribunals and in arbitration, both domestic and international. She brings strategic thinking and practical problem-solving skills to her files. She is an active member of the legal and business communities, is a regular presenter on a variety of legal topics and regularly offers legal services to clients on a pro bono basis. Outside of work, she is a mother to two young children and enjoys all that the north shore has to offer.

Andrew Gay, Q.C.

Andrew Gay, Q.C. is a partner with Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP. Since his call to the bar in 1997, Mr. Gay has practiced as a litigator with an emphasis on commercial litigation, tort law, regulatory disputes, and administrative law. Mr. Gay has served as an adjunct professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law for many years and is active in the community, serving as a soccer coach for the Vancouver United Football Club since 2005. Mr. Gay holds his LLB from Osgoode Hall law school, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from UBC.

Sherelle Goodwin

Sherelle Goodwin was appointed as a vice chair of the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal in January 2014. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Goodwin was a lawyer at the Law Society of B.C., most recently managing the Unauthorized Practice and Custodianships departments where she wound up lawyers’ practices. Prior to that Ms. Goodwin was a lawyer in private practice in various areas, including personal injury. She has a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology, an L.L.B, and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2000.

Richard Hoops Harrison

Richard Hoops Harrison is a partner with Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang LLP where he specializes in civil litigation, with a focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency related matters, employment law and operational matters specific to financial institutions. Mr. Harrison also serves as a member of the Employment Standards Tribunal as well as the Islands Trust Fund Board.

Samuel Hyman

Samuel Hyman holds an LLB with distinction from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Victoria. He is a Labour Relations Officer and WCB advocate with the Health Sciences Association of British Columbia where he advises injured workers on return to work, the Human Rights Code, and WCB matters. Prior to this Mr. Hyman was a Workers’ Adviser with the B.C. Ministry of Labour. Previously he was a lawyer in private practice, primarily working in the area of creditors’ remedies. In addition, he is a member of the British Columbia Law Society.

Susan MacFarlane

Susan MacFarlane is a lawyer with a Ph.D. in English. Her background analyzing and editing text led her to develop a legal practice based on thoughtful interpretation of statutes and case law, with an emphasis on clear communication. Since being called to the BC Bar in 2004 she has practised in both litigation and corporate matters. She has appeared before several tribunals, the BC Provincial Court, and the BC Supreme Court. Recently she represented the federal government before tribunals adjudicating claims of injury arising from Indian residential schools.

Karen Mok

Karen Mok is a staff lawyer at the Law Society of BC.  She has been practising in the area of professional regulation since 2004 and is experienced in administrative law matters. Prior to that, she practised insurance defence litigation at a Vancouver law firm.  Ms. Mok holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, an LL.B. from Queen’s University, and was called to the bar in 2001.

Herb Morton

Herb Morton obtained his Bachelor of Social Work (1978) and Bachelor of Law (1982) degrees from the University of British Columbia. He was appointed as an appeal commissioner of the Appeal Division of the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia in 1995. He subsequently served as a full-time vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) from 2003 until 2018, and is currently a part-time vice chair with the WCAT. He was appointed as a part-time member of the Civil Resolution Tribunal in May 2019.

Graeme Nunn

Graeme Nunn received his J.D. from the University of Victoria in 2011. He also later completed his L.L.M from York University in 2016. Graeme practices with Rockies Law Corporation, overseeing the Fernie and Sparwood branches of the firm. Graeme has experience with all manner of commercial and construction disputes, debts, personal injury and professional regulatory matters. He has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals, small claims court, and the B.C. Supreme Court. Graeme also maintains an active solicitor practice and regularly advises strata corporations regarding bylaw amendments, liens, owner/tenant issues and general disputes. Graeme also volunteers his time at various local community associations and societies, providing pro bono legal advice.

Penelope Pearson

Penelope Pearson became a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in May 1984. For most of the following 32 years, she practiced law in small firms.  The early days of her practice included family law, criminal law, contracts, and personal injury law.  Within a few years, she specialized in personal injury and insurance work, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  She loved complex multi-party litigation, but always strived to provide sound, practical legal advice, treating every case with care, fairness and politeness, no matter the size. Mediation and other alternative resolution methods were an integral part of her practice.

Amy Peck

Amy Peck has extensive civil litigation experience, as a member of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s construction litigation group in Vancouver for 8 years and currently as General Counsel at O2E Brands Inc. She has appeared at all levels of BC court and as counsel in commercial arbitration proceedings. Ms. Peck has also served as pro bono counsel for the Access Pro Bono Civil Chambers Program. From September 2003 to September 2004, Ms. Peck clerked at the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She was the UBC Law Society Gold Medalist in 2003.

Andrew Pendray

Andrew Pendray is chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he was Crown counsel for the B.C. Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, regional manager and workers’ adviser for the B.C. Ministry of Labour, Workers’ Advisers Office and an associate with Murphy Battista LLP, where he practiced in personal injury and general litigation matters. Active in his community, Mr. Pendray has volunteered as a minor hockey coach for the Pacific Coast Minor Hockey Association. He holds his bachelor of laws from the UBC and a bachelor of arts from the University of Victoria.

Shaun Ramdin

Shaun Ramdin was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2010. He subsequently practiced in the Vancouver office of a large national law firm, focussing on civil litigation and administrative law. Shaun has represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia and in various administrative tribunals, on matters ranging from small claims disputes to Charter litigation. Since 2015, he has been a Review Officer with WorkSafeBC. In that role, he is responsible for adjudicating reviews of Workers’ Compensation Board decisions on matters ranging from benefits entitlement to safety and prevention disputes.

Salima Samnani

Salima Samnani is an experienced civil litigator practicing in family, child protection, and employment law. Ms. Samnani received her law degree from the University of Victoria, and her Master of Laws from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pivot Legal Society, and on the Legal Advisory Committees of West Coast LEAF and Rise Legal Clinic. She is also the supervising lawyer for Disability Alliance BC. Ms. Samnani is a frequent speaker for Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Law Foundation, Legal Services Society, and at various law schools and women’s organizations.

Adam Shee

Adam Shee is a practising lawyer in Burnaby, with experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including personal injury claims, contract disputes, and debt claims. He has also acted as counsel before a number of administrative tribunals including the Pension Appeals Board and the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. He is a member of the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal and, in that capacity, adjudicates appeals under the Employment and Assistance Act, the Employment and Assistance for Persons With Disabilities Act, and related Regulations. Mr. Shee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia.

Vivienne Stewart

Vivienne Stewart has practiced in British Columbia since her call to the bar in 1991. Vivienne has provided free legal services to the public in locations all over the Lower Mainland through her volunteer work with Access Pro Bono. From 2008 to 2015, Vivienne served as a public member of the Board of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of B.C. She was Chair of the College’s Inquiry Committee addressing public complaints about registrants of the College. Vivienne has provided advice on a wide range of strata matters and legal disputes of all kinds.

Catherine Sullivan

Catherine Sullivan is a lawyer with a private practice in Burnaby BC. She was recently employed by the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union as the Co-ordinator of the Advocacy Department where she supervised staff and represented members at arbitrations, workers’ compensation appeals, human rights and court hearings. Prior to her work with the Union, her law practice specialized in human rights and administrative/employment law. She has extensive experience as an external investigator/mediator conducting discrimination and harassment investigations and drafting workplace policies and procedures. She has taught courses on many human rights and labour topics. She has experience  at all levels of BC courts and has appeared before most BC tribunals.

Ashley Syer

Ashley Syer is a sole practitioner in Vancouver, practising mostly civil litigation. She has litigation experience in a variety of areas, including employment law, commercial litigation, residential tenancies, commercial debt, and strata disputes. She has represented clients at various tribunals, as well as in judicial reviews of tribunal decisions. She is also a trained mediator, and is listed as a mediator on the on the Mediate BC Civil Mediator Roster. She serves on the civil litigation and ADR executive committees at CBABC, the Women Lawyers Committee at TLABC, and regularly volunteers with Access Pro Bono’s Civil Chambers program.  

Michael Welsh Q.C.

Michael Welsh is Past President of the Canadian Bar Association (BC) and ADR BC, Mr. Welsh has practised law for over 36 years in Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and the Okanagan. He has been litigator on hundreds of trials and appeals, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and is an experienced mediator and arbitrator holding designations of C.Med., Q.Arb., ACIArb and C.Fam.Arb. He has resolved hundreds of civil matters through litigation and ADR processes, and resolved strata matters as legal counsel in litigation and through ADR. An effective communicator, he can assess problems expeditiously and relate to people from all walks of life.

Tony Wilson Q.C.

Tony Wilson Q.C. is Associate Counsel with Boughton Law in Vancouver and practices franchising, licensing IP and commercial law. He is an elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, and teaches Ethical Lawyering at Thompson Rivers University Law School. He was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General respecting the B.C. Franchises Act and Regulations.  He is the author of two books:  Manage Your Online Reputation and Buying a Franchise in Canada and is a business and law columnist with the Globe and Mail.

Fred Wynne

Fred Wynne is an advocate and a tenacious problem solver who uses legal tools including mediation, litigation, and negotiation to obtain his client`s goals. Fred practices in all areas of employment law and has particular experience with disability accommodation, human rights discrimination, wrongful termination, privacy invasion, non-competition and non-solicitation contract issues, and WorkSafeBC compensation and occupational health and safety. Fred litigates cases before all levels of court in BC as well as before administrative tribunals such as the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal and the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.  However, Fred is also committed to resolving lawsuits without going to court whenever possible, and extensively practices mediation.