Alison M. Latimer, KC — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver
Elena F. Miller — BC Labour Relations Board, Vancouver
About the Course Chairs
Alison Latimer, KC is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose practice includes civil, criminal, and administrative law. She is called to the bar in both BC and the Yukon. Alison has appeared as counsel to the main party on several landmark constitutional cases, including cases establishing a right to physician assisted dying and limiting the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons.
Alison also regularly advises and represents clients in areas of administrative law, acting both for tribunals and for individuals and entities appearing before administrative tribunals or seeking judicial review of administrative decisions. Alison has presented papers at a variety of law conferences including two years presenting at the CLEBC Administrative Law Conference.
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 eighth year as co-chair of the CLEBC Administrative Law Conference.
The Honourable Mr. Justice Malcolm Rowe — Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa
Supreme Court of Canada since October 2016. Newfoundland & Labrador Court of Appeal 2001-16. Supreme Court of Newfoundland & Labrador, Trial Division 1999-2001. Board of Directors Canadian Superior Court Judges' Association 2005-15. Chair of the Advisory Committee for Federal Judicial Appointments (Newfoundland & Labrador) 2006-12. Clerk of the Executive Council & Secretary to Cabinet, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador 1996-99. Associate, then partner with Gowling & Henderson in Ottawa 1984-96. Queen's Counsel 1992. Taught public & constitutional law (part-time) University of Ottawa Law School (1991-93). Chair of the Canadian Bar Association International Law Section (1994-95). Foreign Service Officer, Department of External Affairs 1980-84: the Legal Bureau (Ottawa), the United Nations (New York) and Havana. Clerk Assistant to the Newfoundland legislature 1979-80. Called to the Newfoundland bar 1978. Osgoode Hall Law School 1975-78. Memorial University of Newfoundland 1970-75: BSc, BA.