Hume acclaimed Second-Vice President for 2009

Lawyers attending the Law Society's Annual General Meeting on September 23 acclaimed Gavin H.G. Hume, QC as Second Vice-President for 2009. Hume will become First Vice-President in 2010 and President in 2011.

Hume graduated from Delbrook High School in North Vancouver and went on to the University of British Columbia, where he earned his BA in 1964 and his LLB in 1967. He was called to the BC Bar in 1968 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992.

Gavin HumeThroughout his career, Hume has been a member of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (formerly Russell & DuMoulin). As a senior member of the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group, Gavin is known as a leading practitioner in employment and labour law. He has served as an executive member and Provincial Chair of the Labour Law Section, BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and as an executive member and Chair of the National Labour Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Hume is Past-President and Honourary Life Member of the Human Resources Management Association of BC and is a founding member and current President of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.

A Bencher of the Law Society since 2004, Hume is Chair of the Ethics Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Retention of Women in Law Task Force. He has served as Chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee and the Women in the Legal Profession Task Force, and as a member of the Audit and Discipline Committees and the Ombudsperson Task Force.

Hume is a Director of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, a past Trustee and Chair of the YMCA Endowment Fund. An Honourary Lifetime Member of the YMCA, he has served two terms as Board Chair for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, and as Honourary Solicitor since 1985. In 2003 he received the Canadian Bar Association's Community Service Award (BC Branch).