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 - Strata
J. Garth Cambrey is Vice Chair – Strata for the Civil Resolution Tribunal and earned his B. Comm. ...
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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 University of Bri...
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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 - Strata
J. Garth Cambrey is Vice Chair – Strata for the Civil Resolution Tribunal and earned his B. Comm. from UBC. He has over 30 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 BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute and holds a Chartered Arbitrator designation with the ADR Institute of Canada. Mr. Cambrey has arbitrated many strata disputes and been appointed by the BC Supreme Court as an Administrator for several strata property issues.

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.

Full Time Tribunal Members

Kate Campbell

Full Time Tribunal Member
Kate Campbell earned her BA from the University of Victoria in 1994, her MA from Carleton University...
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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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Kate Campbell

Full Time Tribunal Member
Kate Campbell earned her BA from the University of Victoria in 1994, her MA from Carleton University in 1996, and her LLB from the University of Victoria in 2004.  She was a judicial law clerk at the BC Supreme Court in 2004-2005 and was called to the bar in 2006.  Ms. Campbell articled with a law firm in Vancouver and went on to practise labour law, with a focus on grievance arbitration.  Since 2011, she has been a full-time vice chair with the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, and is a past board member of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals.

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.

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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Kandis McCall

Director of Case Management
Kandis McCall is the Director of Case Management for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. After receiving ...
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Raquel Gofredo-Battad

Tribunal Administrator
Raquel Gofredo-Battad is the Tribunal Administrator. Raquel has worked with the provincial governmen...
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Jennine Gates

Senior Resolution Support Clerk
Jennine Gates is the Senior Resolution Support Clerk for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. She has work...
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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.

Kandis McCall

Director of Case Management
Kandis McCall is the Director of Case Management for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. 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.

Raquel Gofredo-Battad

Tribunal Administrator
Raquel Gofredo-Battad is the Tribunal Administrator. Raquel has worked with the provincial government for over 20 years, within a variety of different ministries. Raquel most recently served as the Office Manager for Victim Services and Crime Prevention with the Ministry of Justice. She has extensive knowledge of administrative services; Raquel is a graduate of Vancouver Community College and holds a certificate in Records Management. She is also currently enrolled in Business Management at Simon Fraser University. Raquel provides assistance to the Civil Resolution Tribunal in a wide variety of areas, including office management, financial administration, and human resources.

Jennine Gates

Senior Resolution Support Clerk
Jennine Gates is the Senior Resolution Support Clerk for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. She has worked for the public service since 2008, most recently as a Disability Claims Analyst with the BC Public Service Agency. Her experience as a public servant has also included four years working as a scheduler with the BC Supreme Court. Prior to joining the BC Public Service, she spent several years in recruitment and human resource positions in the private sector as well as 12 years in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves.

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 44 tribunal members, including 38 part-time members (bios below), the Chair, the Vice Chair – Strata, the Vice Chair – Small Claims, and 2 full time Tribunal Members.

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Maureen C. Abraham

Maureen C. Abraham is a lawyer with Johns Southward Glazier Walton & Margetts where she practic...
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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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Angus M. Gunn, Q.C.

Angus M. Gunn, Q.C. is a litigation partner at Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP. He practi...
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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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Rose Keith

Rose Keith was called to the Bar in 1993, and her practice has focused on civil litigation, primaril...
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Michael Kleisinger

Michael Kleisinger has practised as a litigator before all courts of British Columbia and several ad...
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Kamaljit K. Lehal

Kamaljit K. Lehal is a lawyer practicing in administrative law, immigration, personal injury, and me...
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Darrell LeHouillier

Darrell LeHouillier has served as a quasi-judicial decision maker at the Workers’ Compensation...
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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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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 a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he was Cr...
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James Posynick

James Posynick began his ‘legal career’ as an employee of the departments of the Attorneys Gener...
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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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Eric Regehr

Eric Regehr is a founding partner of Breakwater Law in Victoria, where he focuses his practice on ci...
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Susan Ross

Susan Ross has worked in public law and administrative justice since 1983. Her fields of experience ...
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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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Helene Walford

Helene Walford obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 2000, while working as a...
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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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Patrick A. Williams

Patrick A. Williams is a partner with Clark Wilson LLP, where he has practiced since 1983 with the f...
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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 Johns Southward Glazier Walton & Margetts 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).

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.

Angus M. Gunn, Q.C.

Angus M. Gunn, Q.C. is a litigation partner at Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP. He practices commercial dispute resolution, specializing in civil appeals and commercial arbitration and mediation. Mr. Gunn is the former president and chair of the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C., and has also served as an adjunct professor at the UBC faculty of law. After a judicial clerkship with the B.C. Court of Appeal, Mr. Gunn was admitted to the B.C. bar in 1995. He holds a master of laws from the University of Cambridge, a bachelor of laws from the University of Toronto and a BA from UBC.

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.

Rose Keith

Rose Keith was called to the Bar in 1993, and her practice has focused on civil litigation, primarily personal injury and employment cases.  She has had the opportunity to appear before the Employment Standards Tribunal, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and WorkSafe BC as well as all levels of court in British Columbia.  Maintaining a general civil litigation practice has resulted in being consulted on a daily basis on varied issues, ranging from those in which she specializes, to varied general civil litigation matters including breach of contract, debt, construction and renovation issues and negligence generally.

Michael Kleisinger

Michael Kleisinger has practised as a litigator before all courts of British Columbia and several administrative tribunals. For the past seven years, his role at the Law Society has focused on protecting the public from the illegal practice of law. While in private practice, he primarily represented professionals before courts and administrative tribunals, including a number of Small Claims actions. Since law school, he has had a longstanding interest in promoting access to justice. He regularly volunteered for various Access Pro Bono initiatives and LSLAP, frequently advising on Small Claims and strata matters.

Kamaljit K. Lehal

Kamaljit K. Lehal is a lawyer practicing in administrative law, immigration, personal injury, and mediation matters. Ms. Lehal received her law degree from UBC in 1989, and completed mediation training from Harvard Law School. Ms. Lehal was a member of the B.C. Review Board from 1998 to 2010. She has served on the board of directors of Options Community Services Society since 1996. She is also involved in the Community Coordination for Women’s Safety and has acted as supervising lawyer for the Ending Violence Association of B.C. on a Law Foundation project addressing domestic violence and immigrant women.

Darrell LeHouillier

Darrell LeHouillier has served as a quasi-judicial decision maker at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal since 2010. Before that, he worked as a lawyer in areas pertaining to administrative law, litigation, and solicitor’s work after completing his law degree at UBC. His work experience also includes engineering work following his completion of an environmental engineering degree from Queen’s University.  

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.

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 a vice 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.

James Posynick

James Posynick began his ‘legal career’ as an employee of the departments of the Attorneys General in B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories.  He obtained an LLB. from the University of Windsor in 1991.   He established a private practice in the fields of civil and criminal litigation.  He has been statutory adjudicator in landlord and tenant, human rights and, most recently Indian Residential School matters.  In addition he has a broad range of experience as a mediator and arbitrator in a variety of public and private matters.

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.

Eric Regehr

Eric Regehr is a founding partner of Breakwater Law in Victoria, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation, personal injury litigation, and commercial litigation. Mr. Regehr also has a legal coaching practice, in which he assists self-represented litigants to manage their Small Claims and Supreme Court matters. Mr. Regehr has volunteered with Access Pro Bono and Fernwood NRG, providing free legal advice to community members. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the University of Victoria Alumni Association. Mr. Regehr was called to the bar in 2011.

Susan Ross

Susan Ross has worked in public law and administrative justice since 1983. Her fields of experience include residential school abuse claims, information and privacy, regulation of care facilities, protection of children in care, human rights, horse racing, civilian oversight of police, environment, forestry, wildlife, securities and financial regulation, and fraud prosecution. She has been counsel to the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner (1993-2012), Chair of the BC Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board (2004-2010), and Deputy Chief Adjudicator and Adjudicator under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (since 2006). She is also an occasional author and speaker.

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.  

Helene Walford

Helene Walford obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 2000, while working as a coordinator for Anawim House, a community resource for the homeless.  Since 2001 she has practiced in the areas of personal injury, contract disputes, property damage claims, criminal defence, and sexual assault litigation.  She has represented clients at various tribunals, mediations, and in the B.C. Provincial and Supreme Courts, often providing pro bono services.  She has been a panel member on the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal since 2013 and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.

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.

Patrick A. Williams

Patrick A. Williams is a partner with Clark Wilson LLP, where he has practiced since 1983 with the firm’s strata property and alternative dispute resolution practice groups. Currently, he serves as president of the B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre. Mr. Williams received dispute resolution training through the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute. He is also a regular presenter at strata property industry events, and a guest instructor in mediation for the professional legal training course. He holds his BCom and LLB from UBC, and was called to the bar in 1975.

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.