Board of Governors

Board of Governors


Law Foundation Board of Governors

Board of the Law Foundation of British Columbia, 2016

The Law Foundation is administered by a board of governors (the “Board”), which is responsible for governing the Foundation and making all decisions concerning grants.

It has 18 volunteer members:

  • The Attorney General or their appointee;
  • 3 persons, not lawyers, appointed by the Attorney General;
  • 12 members of the Law Society or the judiciary appointed by the Benchers of the Law Society to represent the geographical areas of the province;
  • 2 members of the Law Society appointed by the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

The Governors for 2017 are:

  • Eileen Vanderburgh, Chair, Vancouver
  • Judge Patricia Bond, Surrey
  • Kerry Cook, Williams Lake
  • Anita Dalakoti, West Vancouver
  • Frederick F. Fatt, Prince George
  • Ajeet Kang, Q.C., Surrey
  • Don Kawano, Q.C. Cranbrook
  • Lindsay LeBlanc, Victoria
  • Jan Lindsay, Q.C., Vancouver
  • Deanna Ludowicz, Q.C., Grand Forks
  • Sean Rowell, Smithers
  • Kurt Sandstrom, Q.C., Victoria
  • W. Laurence Scott, Q.C., New Westminster
  • James Sullivan, Vancouver
  • Geoffrey White, Kelowna
  • William Younie, Q.C., Duncan

The Law Foundation is independent of the government, the Law Society of British Columbia and the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, although its Governors are appointed by these bodies.

The Board has six standing committees:

  • Fellowships and Research
  • Finance and Administration
  • New Grants
  • Policy and Planning
  • Class Actions
  • Public Legal Education and Information

The Board and the Committees meet regularly during the year.

A staff of ten assists the Board; for more information about the Foundation’s staff please click here.