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Committees and Task Forces

Committees and Task Forces

Committee Members

Audit

 

The Audit Committee monitors the financial affairs of the Law Society including oversight of the audit of the annual financial statements.

  • Monte Gorchinski (Chair)
  • Glenn Hepp (Vice-Chair)
  • Foluke Laosebikan, PhD
  • Craig Zawada, Q.C.

Staff:

  • Tim Brown, Q.C.

Competency

  • Glenn Hepp (chair)
  • Martin Phillipson (Vice-Chair)
  • Andrea Argue (Vice-Chair)
  • Jill Drennan (Vice-Chair)
  • Will Lane (Vice-Chair)
  • Cara Haaf (Vice-Chair)
  • Suzanne Jeanson (Vice-Chair)

Staff:

  • Andrea Johnston
  • Stacey McPeek
  • Kiran Mand
  • Melanie Hodges Neufeld (as needed)

Conduct Investigation

 

The Conduct Investigation Committee (CIC) considers complaint matters referred to it by Professional Responsibility Counsel, investigating any conduct of a member that may constitute conduct unbecoming, and determining the direction to be taken in relation to potential discipline matters. The CIC is responsible for decisions regarding the appointment of trustees, interim suspensions, referrals to Conduct Review Committees, and/or directing the appointment of Hearing Committees to hear and determine charges of conduct unbecoming.

  • Jeff Baldwin (Chair)
  • Ian Wagner (Vice-Chair)
  • Crystal Norbeck (Vice-Chair)
  • Monte Gorchinski
  • Suzanne Jeanson
  • Foluke Laosebikan, PhD
  • Evert Van Olst, Q.C.

Staff:

  • Tim Huber
  • Valerie Payne
  • Stacey McPeek
  • Jenna Kraushaar

Discipline

  • Leslie Belloc-Pinder, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Andrea Argue (Vice-Chair)
  • Jill Drennan (Vice-Chair)
  • Cara Haaf (Vice-Chair)
  • Glenn Hepp (Vice-Chair)
  • Nolan Kondratoff (Vice-Chair)
  • James Korpan, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Lynda Kushnir Pekrul (Vice-Chair)
  • William Lane (Vice-Chair)
  • Kaitlynn McArthur (Vice-Chair)
  • Scott Moffat (Vice-Chair)
  • John Morrall (Vice-Chair)
  • James Morrison, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Barbara Mysko (Vice-Chair)
  • Martin Phillipson (Vice-Chair)
  • Gerald Tegart, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Craig Zawada, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)

Discipline Executive

  • Greg Walen, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Barbara Mysko (Vice-Chair)
  • Nolan Kondratoff
  • James Korpan, Q.C.
  • Monte Gorchinski
  • Lynda Kushnir Pekrul
  • Leslie Belloc-Pinder, Q.C.
  • Jeff Baldwin (ex officio)

Staff:

  • Valerie Payne
  • Tim Huber
  • Jenna Kraushaar

Equity and Access

 

The Equity and Diversity Committee assists the Benchers by:

  • Monitoring developments and providing advice on issues affecting equity and diversity in the legal profession.
  • Exploring and recommending actions and/or initiatives to be taken with respect to equity and diversity within the legal profession.
  • Making recommendations for and supporting ongoing education and awareness training for members of the legal profession relating to equity and diversity.
  • Foluke Laosebikan, PhD (Chair)
  • Martin Phillipson (Vice-Chair)
  • James Morrison, Q.C.
  • John Morrall
  • Kaitlynn McArthur
  • Barbara Mysko

Staff:

  • Kara-Dawn Jordan
  • Melanie Hodges Neufeld
  • Kiran Mand

Ethics

 

The Ethics Committee meets several times during the year to review matters of ethical concern which come to the Committee by way of either complaint or voluntary Request for Ruling by members. The Committee applies the provisions of the Code of Professional Conduct to the facts at hand and provides helpful interpretation of specific Code sections. Following their consideration of the issues in each matter, the Committee issues Ethics Rulings (“Lawyer X” Rulings) for the guidance of the membership generally. The Committee was also responsible for making recommendations to the Benchers respecting professional ethics and the development of, and revisions to, the Code of Professional Conduct.

  • Scott Moffat (Chair)
  • Andrea Argue (Vice-Chair)
  • John Morrall
  • James Morrison, Q.C.
  • Will Lane
  • Cara Haaf
  • Kaitlynn McArthur

Staff:

  • Jenna Kraushaar
  • Stacey McPeek

Executive

  • Leslie Belloc_Pinder, Q.C., President
  • Gerald Tegart, Q.C., Vice-President
  • Craig Zawada, Q.C., Past President
  • Tim Brown, Q.C., Executive Director

Firm Regulation

 

The Firm Regulation Committee was established as an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations regarding Rules and practices governing proactive law firm regulation and other entity regulation related matters.

  • Ian Wagner (Chair)
  • Erin Kleisinger, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Lynda Kushnir Pekrul
  • Nolan Kondratoff
  • Jill Drennan
  • David Chow

Staff:

  • Jody Martin
  • Stacey McPeek

Governance

  • Craig Zawada, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Lynda Kushnir Pekrul (Vice-Chair)
  • Jill Drennan
  • Glenn Hepp
  • Crystal Norbeck
  • James Korpan, Q.C.
  • Ian Wagner

Staff:

  • Tim Brown, Q.C.
  • Kara-Dawn Jordan
  • Tim Huber

Insurance

  • Perry Erhardt, Q.C. (Chair)
  • James Morrison, Q.C.
  • Patrick Kelly, Q.C.
  • Michael Milani, Q.C.
  • Tom Schonhoffer, Q.C.

Staff:

  • Brad Hunter, Q.C.
  • Dave McCashin
  • Tim Brown, Q.C.
  • Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Legal Resources

  • Martin Phillipson (Chair)
  • Suzanne Jeanson (Vice-Chair)
  • Ian Wagner
  • Crystal Norbeck

Staff:

  • Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Trust Safety


The Trust Safety Committee was established as an ad hoc committee to review and make recommendations regarding rules and practices governing trust accounts, the Special Fund and related matters.

  • Monte Gorchinski (Chair)
  • Crystal Norbeck (Vice-Chair)
  • Scott Moffat
  • Andrea Argue

Staff:

  • Don Hansen, FCPA
  • Stephanie Kievits, CA
  • Pamela Harmon, CA
  • Tim Brown, Q.C.