Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee

The mandate of the Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee is:

  • to advise the Benchers on matters relating to the rule of law and lawyer independence so that the Law Society can ensure
    • its processes and activities preserve and promote the preservation of the rule of law and the independence and effective self-governance of lawyers;
    • the legal profession and the public are properly informed about the meaning and importance of the rule of law and how a self-governing profession of independent lawyers supports and is a necessary component of the rule of law; and
  • to monitor issues (including current or proposed legislation) that affect or might affect the independence of lawyers and the rule of law, and to develop means by which the Law Society can effectively respond to those issues.
Benchers

Craig Ferris, QC (Chair)
Mark Rushton (Vice-Chair)
Jeffrey Campbell, QC
Pinder Cheema, QC
Sharon Matthews, QC
Claude Richmond
Philip Riddell

Non-Benchers

Jon Festinger, QC
The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, QC

Staff contact

Michael Lucas


Committee and Task Force Reports