Frank A.V. Falzon, QC — Frank A.V. Falzon Law Corporation, Victoria
Elena F. Miller — BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver
About the Course Chairs
Frank Falzon, QC graduated from UVic Faculty of Law in 1986, where he received the Law Society Gold Medal. In 1987-88, he was appointed to serve as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. He was called to the BC bar in 1989 and commenced practice with the constitutional and administrative law section of the Ministry of Attorney General. Frank entered private practice in Victoria in November 1995 and since that time has acted as legal counsel to a number of statutory decision-makers and officers of the legislature. He has appeared as counsel before administrative tribunals and has appeared at all levels of court in Canada. He has served as a member of several administrative tribunals, has lectured in administrative law, has published several law review articles, is an editor and contributor to CLEBC's British Columbia Administrative Law Practice Manual, and has conducted numerous administrative law training seminars for statutory decision-makers.
Elena Miller is senior in-house legal counsel for the BC Labour Relations Board and the BC Employment Standards Tribunal. She provides internal legal advice to Board and Tribunal staff and adjudicators, and has appeared as counsel for the Board and Tribunal in all levels of court on judicial reviews, appeals, and related matters. She has been seconded to six-month appointments as a Vice-Chair of the Board and a Member of the Tribunal.
Elena has presented papers at administrative and labour law conferences and authored and updated two chapters of CLEBC's British Columbia Administrative Law Practice Manual. This is her seventh year as co-chair of the CLEBC Administrative Law Conference.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Nicholas Kasirer — Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa
Justice Nicholas Kasirer graduated from McGill University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Laws, following a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. In 1986, he completed postgraduate studies in International Law at Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). After clerking for The Honourable Jean Beetz of the Supreme Court of Canada, he became a member of the Barreau du Québec in 1987. From 1989 to 2009, Justice Kasirer was a professor at McGill University's Faculty of Law, where he taught in several fields, including the law of obligations, property law and family law, in both civil and common law. Justice Kasirer held the James McGill Chair in Law from 2002 to 2009 and directed the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law from 1996 to 2003. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University from 2003 to 2009. In 2009, he was appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal of Quebec and, in 2019, Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2006, he was elected Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Paris) and, in 2008, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2012, the Université de Sherbrooke awarded him an honourary doctorate in law.
Aubin Calvert — Hunter Litigation Chambers Law Corporation, Vancouver
Kaitlyn Chewka — Lovett Westmacott, Victoria
Paul Daly — University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Amber Prince — BC Human Rights Tribunal, Vancouver
Karrie A. Wolfe — Legal Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria
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