2006 committees and task forces

Much of the Law Society’s work is carried out by its 14 committees and 10 task forces, as well as the subcommittees and working groups that provide support on specific issues or areas of research.

Here are the committee and task force chairs and vice-chairs in 2006. A full listing of committee members and committee mandates is available on the Law Society website under “About the Law Society” at www.lawsociety.bc.ca.

Committees

Executive Committee

Robert McDiarmid, QC, President

Access to Justice Committee

Terence LaLiberté, QC (Chair)

Carol Hickman (Vice-Chair)

Audit Committee

David Zacks, QC (Chair)

Bruce LeRose (Vice-Chair)

Complainants’ Review Committee

Dr. Maelor Vallance (Chair)

Ian Donaldson, QC (Vice-Chair)

Credentials Committee

John Hunter, QC (Chair)

Gordon Turriff, QC (Vice-Chair)

Discipline Committee

Anna Fung, QC (Chair)

Ian Donaldson, QC (Vice-Chair)

Equity and Diversity Committee

Arthur Vertlieb, QC (Chair)

Patrick Kelly (Vice-Chair)

Ethics Committee

Gavin Hume, QC (Chair)

Joost Blom, QC (Vice-Chair)

Futures Committee

John Hunter, QC (Chair)

Anna Fung, QC (Vice-Chair)

Independence and Self-Governance Committee

Gordon Turriff, QC (Chair)

James Vilvang (Vice-Chair)

Legal Information and Technology Committee

Dirk Sigalet, QC (Chair)

Catherine Best, non-Bencher (Vice-Chair)

Practice Standards Committee

David Zacks, QC (Chair)

Michael Falkins (Vice-Chair)

Special Compensation Fund Committee

Bruce LeRose (Chair)

Michael Falkins (Vice-Chair)

Unauthorized Practice Committee

Glen Ridgway, QC (Chair)

William Jackson (Vice-Chair)

Task Forces

Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force

Ralston Alexander, QC, Life Bencher (Chair)

Conveyancing Practices Task Force

David Zacks, QC (Chair)

Disclosure and Privacy Task Force

John Hunter, QC (Chair)

Fee Review Task Force

Richard Gibbs, QC, Life Bencher (Chair)

Lawyer Education Task Force

Gordon Turriff, QC (Chair)

Patricia Schmit, QC, Life Bencher (Vice-Chair)

Paralegal Task Force

Brian Wallace, QC, Life Bencher (Chair)

Terence LaLiberté, QC (Vice-Chair)

Small Firm Task Force

Bruce LeRose (Chair)

Title Insurance Issues Task Force

Ralston Alexander, QC, Life Bencher (Chair)

Unbundling Legal Services Task Force

Carol Hickman (Chair)

Women in the Legal Profession Task Force

Gavin Hume, QC (Chair)