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 Mahmud Jamal was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on July 1, 2021. He served as a justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario from 2019 to 2021.
Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Jamal practised with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP for over 23 years in the fields of appellate litigation, constitutional and public law, class actions, and commercial litigation. He appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as counsel to a party or intervener in 35 appeals addressing a wide range of civil, constitutional, criminal, and regulatory issues, including issues of Quebec civil law. He also appeared before the courts of seven provinces, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, and various federal and provincial administrative tribunals.
As a lawyer, Justice Jamal was a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, The Advocates' Society, and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. He was an advocacy advisor to the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute and a trustee of the Canadian Business Law Journal. He has taught constitutional law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University and administrative law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and he has published widely in his areas of practice. He was also chair of his firm's national pro bono program and a member of its partnership board.
Justice Jamal was born in Kenya, raised in England, and completed high school in Edmonton, Alberta. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from the Faculty of Law of McGill University, and a Master of Laws from Yale Law School, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. He served as a law clerk to Justice Melvin L. Rothman of the Quebec Court of Appeal and Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Aubin Calvert — Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver
Kaitlyn Chewka — Lovett Westmacott, Victoria
Paul Daly — University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Alandra K. Harlingten — Lovett Westmacott, Victoria
Timothy J. Martiniuk — Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Richmond
Karrie A. Wolfe — Legal Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria
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