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BC Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for legal services in two separate and distinct areas - the independent prosecution of criminal matters and the provision of legal services to government.


Canadian Department of Justice
The Department of Justice has the mandate to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. The Department supports the Minister of Justice in his responsibilities for 49 statutes and areas of federal law. The Department also supports the Attorney General as the chief law officer of the Crown.


Global Affairs Canada
Global Affairs Canada is Canada’s lead agency for development assistance. It has a mandate to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.


City of Vancouver
The City of Vancouver’s Social Planning Department works with community groups and other civic departments to address critical social issues facing the city.


Law Foundation of BC
Established in 1969 as the first law foundation in North America, the Law Foundation of BC is a non-profit foundation created by legislation to receive and distribute the interest on clients' funds held in lawyers' pooled trust accounts maintained in financial institutions.


U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems.


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government with the mission to reduce poverty in the world, carrying out enhanced development cooperation in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.





BC Crown Counsel Association
The purposes of the Association are to represent Crown counsel in matters regarding remuneration, benefits, employment conditions, and other terms and conditions of employment/services, to create, promote and encourage better understanding, unity, and cooperation among the members of the Association, and to represent without restriction Crown counsel in all matters of professional interest.


Blakes LLP
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world. Through Their network of 11 offices worldwide, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.


Borden Ladner Gervais
BLG is an integrated national firm that provides a broad range of legal solutions to their clients. They have more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.


Boughton Law LLP
Boughton Law is a Vancouver-based law firm focused on business, dispute resolution, personal and public sector related legal matters. Through their affiliation with Meritas, Boughton LLP is also able to offer legal counsel beyond the borders of British Columbia.


Clark Wilson LLP
Clark Wilson LLP provide legal advice on a range of business issues, including commercial transactions, corporate finance & securities, real estate, public infrastructure, construction and procurement, insurance and risk management, labour and employment, immigration, natural resources and energy. They also provide clients with personal legal services.


Farris Vaughan
Farris Vaughan offers its clients specialized expertise in a broad range of practice areas, including corporate law, litigation, labour and employment law, as well as tax advice and planning.


Hunter Litigation Chambers
Hunter Litigation Chambers is a twenty-two lawyer litigation boutique in Vancouver. The practice of the firm is restricted to dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and arbitration, class actions, labour and employment, criminal and regulatory, and constitutional and administrative law.


Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP
JML’s lawyers have a broad range of legal experience in commercial dispute resolution , including mediation, arbitration and litigation services; as well as claims resolution involving aboriginal treaty litigation, errors and omissions liability, wrongful dismissal, patent and copyright infringement, injunctions, product liability, negligent services and many other areas.


Lawson Lundell LLP
Lawson Lundell LLP is regional business law firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife. Beyond their regional focus, they also have a concentration on activities in other parts of the world, with focus on the global economy, energy efficiency and the environment.


McCarthy Tetrault LLP
McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City, as well as London, UK.


Slater Vecchio
Assisting those who have suffered personal injury is the main area of practice at Slater Vecchio. Through its cohesive team of lawyers, case managers and paralegals, the firm provides services for its clients across a broad range of personal injury incidents.


Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP
Sugden, McFee and Roos’ lawyers are involved in cases in all areas of criminal and civil litigation, including personal injury claims, medical malpractice cases, commercial disputes, employment and estate conflicts, and professional negligence matters.


Vancouver Bar Association

The Vancouver Bar Association, also known as the VBA, was founded in 1892 and is a voluntary association of approximately 2,500 lawyers from the County of Vancouver.


Victoria Bar Association
The Victoria Bar Association is the local bar association in Victoria, British Columbia. It acts as a liaison between the lawyers of Victoria and other institutions such as the courts, government, and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. It also works closely with the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and other legal organizations.



Mr. Justice Grant Burnyeat Mr. Justice Grant Burnyeat has been a Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court since 1996.
Hunter Litigation Chambers Hunter Litigation Chambers is a twenty-two lawyer litigation boutique in Vancouver.    
Madam Justice Risa Levine Madam Justice Risa Levine was a Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal from 2001-2014.



Mr. Justice Geoffrey Barrow Leon Getz Judge Jennifer Oulton
Chief Justice Robert Bauman Madam Justice Victoria Gray Peter Roberts
Judge Gregory Brown Madam Justice Susan Griffin Madam Justice Mary Saunders
Mr. Justice Bruce Butler Claire Hunter Bernie Simpson C.M.
Associate Chief Justice Austin F. Cullen Judge Patricia Janzen Madam Justice Daphne Smith
Anne Davis Mr. Justice Nigel Kent Mr. Justice David Tysoe
Judge Pedro de Couto Judge Maris McMillan Judge Susan Wishart
Sandy Delayen Matthew Nathanson Thomas Woods
Mr. Justice S. David Frankel Gary Nelson United Way
Madam Justice Nicole Garson    



Madam Justice Wendy Baker Jessica Forman Judge William Jackson
Master Douglas Baker John Frank Mr. Justice Stephen Kelleher
John Bates Ronald Friesen Judge Gregory Koturbash
Judge Richard Blaskovits Maria Giardini Kimberly Knapp
Kinji Bourchier Judge Melissa Gillespie Gary Letcher
Gordon Buck Matthew Good Judge Raymond Low
Bob Bush Judge Jesse Gouge Judge James Parker MacCarthy
Judge Randall Callan George Gregory Rosalyn Manthorpe
Alexandra Cocks Sarah Gregory Mr. Justice Mark McEwan
Max Collett Mr. Justice Bruce Greyell Cam McKechnie
Mr. Justice Ian Donald Mr. Justice Harvey Groberman Mr. Justice Thomas Melnick
Judge Shehni Dossa Melanie Harmer Michael Molson
Katherine Ducey Mr. Justice David Harris Mr. Justice Paul Pearlman
David Duncan Madam Justice Wendy Harris David Peter Ramsay Q.C.
Judge Bryce Dyer Robert Holmes Anthony Ryan
Madam Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon Madam Justice Mary Humphries Marvin Stern
Craig Ferris Q.C. Madam Justice Hope Hyslop Erika Ullrich