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Law Foundation Board of Directors (Yukon)

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Address: Secretariat - Box 31789, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C5

Email: execdir@yukonlawfoundation.com | Phone: 867-668-4231 | Fax: 867-667-7556


Mandate

The Board maintains and manages funds received from interest on lawyers’ trust accounts and Yukon Law Foundation investments. The Board is not a Yukon government agency but the government does appoint one or more members.

The object of the foundation are to receive money and property and to maintain and manage a fund the interest and capital of which is to be used from time to time as the Board sees fit for:

  • conducting research into and recommending reform of law and the administration of justice;
  • establishing, maintaining, and operating law libraries for public use;
  • contributing to the legal education and knowledge of members and the people of the Yukon and providing programs and facilities therefor;
  • legal aid programs and programs of like nature for the benefit of persons unable to afford the legal services they require;
  • contributing to the special fund;
  • contributing to the cost incurred by the society in relation to proceedings under Part 3 of the Act; and
  • doing all other things that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects enumerated in paragraphs (a) to (f).

Authority: Legal Profession Act, section 80
Period: 1985 to present
Type: Advisory


Membership  

There are 6 members—3 are appointed by the Minister of Justice and 3 are appointed by the executive from among the members. The Board designates 1 member as Chair and may change the designation from time to time.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join. Understanding of and/or interest in the legal landscape and issues around access to justice in the Yukon would be beneficial.

Term: 2 year term.

Meetings: 4 times a year.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Reynolds, Mike Member 08/12/2016 08/11/2018
Ullyett, Thomas Member 08/18/2016 08/17/2018