Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Legal Services Society (Yukon)

Department: Justice | Agency website >>

Address: Suite 203, 2131 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C3

Email: administration@legalaid.yk.ca | Phone: 867-667-5210; 1-800-661-0408 ext 5210 | Fax: 867-667-8649


The Board hears appeals of applicants who have been denied legal aid and makes a final decision with respect to the appellant’s application. The Board also oversees the finances of the society. The society is an independent, non-profit organization that provides legal help for people in the Yukon. The Society is not a government agency, organization, or department.

Authority: Legal Services Society Act, section 2
Period: 1976 (Legal Aid Act) / 2002 (Legal Services Society Act) to present
Type: Governing; Adjudicative


The Board consists of no more than seven members who are appointed by the Minister of Justice. The Minister may consult with or solicit recommendations for appointments to the board from the Law Society of Yukon, the Attorney-General of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association (Yukon), the Council for Yukon First Nations, and any other organization the Minister considers appropriate. The Board selects a chair from its members.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: Any person appointed to the Board by the Minister as a result of consultation with, or recommendations from an organization listed above, shall act solely in the best interests of the society and not in any way as a representative of the organization.

Term: Not exceeding 3 years. Members are eligible for reappointment on the expiration of their term of office.

Meetings: The third Thursday of each month for 2—3 hours.

Are there any vacancies? Our vacancies page lists ALL boards and committees looking for members.

Apply: There is 1 process to apply to ALL Yukon government boards and committees.

Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Nagano, Gina Member 07/15/2016 07/14/2019
Hannam Meagan Member 01/17/2019 01/16/2022
Lawrence, Tess Member 07/15/2016 07/14/2019
Whittle, Megan   Member   07/15/2016   07/14/2019
Anderson, Clair   Member   10/26/2017    10/25/2020 
Mercier, Katherine   Member    12/07/2017    12/06/2020 
Riseborough, Michael   Member    03/28/2019    03/27/2022