Governance

Governance

The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors composed of the chairperson of the National Advisory Committee, the chairpersons of each of the regional committees, and the executive directors. The executive directors form an executive committee responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Institute.

National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee oversees the Regional Committees and the Institute as a whole. Its principal function is to formulate the general policy objectives of the Institute and to coordinate the efforts of each Regional Committee.

The composition of the National Advisory Committee is as follows:

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, C.C., Q.C., L.S.M., Chairperson

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., C.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Gérald V. La Forest, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Peter Cory, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable John C. Major, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Michel Bastarache, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Louise Charron, C.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Marie Deschamps, C.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Morris Fish, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Louis LeBel, C.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, C.C., Q.C., Honorary Chairperson

The Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C., Honorary Chairperson

Shantona Chaudhury, Executive Director

Grégoire Webber, M.S.M., Executive Director

Sheila Block, L.S.M., Member for Ontario

David Coles, Q.C., Member for Atlantic Canada

Mona Duckett, Q.C., Member for Alberta

Anthony Gerein, Q.C., Member for Saskatchewan

Daniel Jutras, Ad.E., Member for Quebec

Richard Peck, Q.C., Member for British Columbia

Richard Wolson, Q.C., Member for Manitoba

Owen Rees, M.S.M., Member at Large

Michael Feder, Q.C., Member at Large

Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard, Member at Large

Regional Committee for British Columbia

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

Richard Peck, Q.C., Chairperson

Geoff Cowper, Q.C.

Patrick G. Foy, Q.C.

Mila Shah, session coordinator

Regional Committee for Alberta

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

Mona Duckett, Q.C., Chairperson

Alain Hepner, Q.C.

Clarke Hunter, Q.C.

Julie G. Hopkins, session coordinator

Regional Committee for Saskatchewan

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

Anthony B. Gerein, Q.C., Chairperson

Mark Brayford, Q.C.

Aaron Fox, Q.C.

Mark Kindrachuk, Q.C.

 

 

 

Regional Committee for Manitoba

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

Richard J. Wolson, Q.C., Chairperson

Heather S. Leonoff

Sacha Paul, session coordinator

Regional Committee for Ontario

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

Sheila Block, L.S.M., Chairperson

Robert J. Frater, Q.C.

Brian H. Greenspan

Roslyn J. Levine, Q.C.

Colleen Bauman, session coordinator (Ottawa)

Erin Dann, session coordinator (Toronto)

Regional Committee for Quebec

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

Daniel Jutras, Ad.E., Chairperson

The Honorable Louise Mailhot, Ad.E.

Guy J. Pratte, Ad. E.

Gérald Tremblay, Ad.E., C.M., O.Q., Q.C.

Audrey Boctor and Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard, session coordinators

Atlantic Regional Committee

The Regional Committees are primarily responsible for administering the advocacy program in their respective regions.

The Institute is intended to be a public service available to all counsel in Canada.

Membership in the Regional Committees seeks to be representative of both the civil and criminal bars, and both governmental and private practice. The Institute’s programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of the regional committee members.

David Coles, Q.C., Chairperson

M. Lynn Murray, Q.C., Member for Prince Edward Island

Ian F. Kelly, Q.C., Member for Newfoundland and Labrador

Jula Hughes, session coordinator