Practice Standards Committee

The Practice Standards Committee reviews information about lawyers who may have competency-related problems and, when appropriate, orders investigations. The Committee recommends ways for lawyers with competency problems to become competent, such as through remedial programs, or restricts them from some areas of practice when necessary to protect the public. The Committee also helps plan programs to assist lawyers to practise more competently and maintain their own competence, and assists the Benchers in setting competency-related policy. For more on the Committee, see Law Society Rules 3-10 to 3-18.

For more on the program, see Practice Standards.


Sarah Westwood (Chair)
Dean Lawton, QC (Vice-Chair)
J. S. (Woody) Hayes, FCPA, FCA
Jamie Maclaren
Dan Smith
Michelle Stanford
Tony Wilson, QC


John Waddell, QC

Staff contact

Kensi Gounden

Committee and Task Force Reports