Jamie Maclaren is a sole practitioner with a primary focus on civil litigation, and a secondary focus on solicitor’s work for small businesses. He is the founding Executive Director of the Access Pro Bono Society of BC, a former Executive Director of Pro Bono Law of BC, and the Vice-President of the Social Planning and Research Council of BC.
Elected a Bencher for 2014, Jamie is currently a member of the Governance Committee, Practice Standards Committee and Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee.
Jamie volunteers as a supervising trial lawyer and director for the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, conducts legal seminars for people overcoming homelessness and addiction in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and regularly provides pro bono legal advice and representation at all levels of court.
He is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Faculty of Law, and an original member of the UBC Law Dean’s Advisory Council. He writes a column for the Slaw.ca blog and speaks internationally on the subject of access to justice. In 2009, Jamie received the UBC Law Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. In 2014, he received the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch’s Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award.