Lindsay elected Bencher for Westminster

Jan Lindsay of Lindsay KenneyJan Lindsay of Lindsay Kenney, LLP of Langley is a new Bencher for Westminster County for the 2006-2007 term. On January 24 Ms. Lindsay received a majority of votes cast by Westminster County lawyers in the fifth round of a preferential ballot by-election. The by-election was needed to replace Gregory Rideout who was re-elected as a Bencher in November 2005 but appointed to the Provincial Court Bench soon after.

For a full breakdown of the by-election results, see the Law Society website at

Jan Lindsay is counsel whose practice is devoted almost exclusively to insurance defence work, and she is regularly retained by ICBC on motor vehicle claims. A member of the Law Society Discipline Committee in 2005, Ms. Lindsay has also served as a non-Bencher member of the Law Society’s Complainants’ Review Committee. Her other contributions to the profession include service with the Canadian Bar Association, including as a member and chair of the Automobile Insurance Committee, as a volunteer at CLE courses and seminars and as a volunteer for the PLTC mock trial program. Within the broader community, she has been a member and director of the Langley Children’s Society and has served over the years as a manager or treasurer for several Langley minor hockey teams.

Ms. Lindsay joins Carol Hickman and David Renwick as Benchers for Westminster.