|For immediate release||April 11, 2005|
Tim McGee appointed head of Law Society of BC
VANCOUVER — The Law Society of BC is pleased to announce that Tim McGee has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Society effective June 1, 2005.
Mr. McGee was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987 and began his legal career with the Toronto law firm Torys LLP. Most recently, he was President of Bell ExpressVu, Canada’s largest provider of digital television. Prior to joining Bell ExpressVu, he was Chief Legal Officer of Bell Canada and was Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of AT&T Canada Inc.
Born and raised in Victoria, Mr. McGee was educated at Glenlyon Norfolk School, Harvard University and the University of Ottawa Law School. He served two years as Executive Assistant to BC’s Attorney General and has competed internationally for Harvard University in rowing. Mr. McGee is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Bishop’s College School Foundation Board.
“Mr. McGee’s experience as a lawyer, as a business executive in a regulated industry and with corporate governance make him ideally suited to managing the Law Society’s regulatory and public interest roles,” Society President Ralston Alexander, QC said. “I would like to thank the selection committee, chaired by Law Society Past-President William Everett QC, for recommending Mr. McGee for this important position.”
“I want to bring strong leadership, solid regulation and a strategic vision to the Law Society and the legal profession,” Mr. McGee stated. “I look forward to discharging this important mandate and to ensuring that the public is well served by a legal profession that is honourable, competent and independent.”
With more than 10,000 members, the Law Society of BC is the governing body for the BC legal profession. Its chief elected officer is the President and its chief executive officer is the Executive Director. The Benchers are the Society’s directors, 25 of whom are lawyers elected by members of the profession; six are non-lawyers appointed by the provincial government. The Law Society’s principal responsibility is to uphold and protect the public interest in the administration of justice and to set standards for the education, professional responsibility and competence of practising lawyers in the province.
Law Society of BC media contact:
Brad Daisley, Public Affairs Manager
604-443-5724 or 1-800-903-5300 toll-free in BC