Committees

COMMITTEES

Law Society Committees carry out many regulatory functions under the Law Society Act, 1996, and the General Rules under the Law Society Act, 1996, and assist with policy development in those areas.

If you are a member of the Law Society and are interested in volunteering on a committee, please refer to the following Committee Appointments Process Policy or contact us for more information.

Accommodation Committee

  • Brenda L. Comeau (Chair)
  • Scott A. Brittain, Q.C.
  • George P. L. Filliter, Q.C.
  • Glen S. Gallant
  • Moira A. Goodfellow

Admissions Committee

  • Matthew T. Hayes (Chair)
  • Marylène Pilote, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • T. Gregory Riordon, Q.C.
  • Renée L. Blanchard
  • Charlotte Bourque
  • Michael R. Cormier
  • Carley J. Parish
  • Karen S. Pierpoint
  • Justin J. Robichaud
  • Renée M. Roy
  • Ashlee E. Scott
  • Denyse F. Smart
  • Romain J. F. Viel
  • Monika M. L. Zauhar

Articling Committee

  • Stéphanie Luce (Chair)
  • Nicole M.-C. Beaulieu (Vice-Chair)
  • Jean-Daniel Comeau
  • Renée Cormier
  • Catherine Fawcett
  • Sarah M. M. Fitzpatrick
  • Adél A. Gönczi
  • Charles A. Haché
  • Jeff A. Hoyt
  • Andrew R. Kinley
  • Jennifer J. Larson
  • Stephanie L. Rushton
  • Candace R. Salmon

Audit and Risk Management Committee

  • Mathieu N. Picard (Chair)
  • John E. Bujold
  • Tyler J. Langdon
  • Carley J. Parish
  • Cheryl A. Scholten

Bar Admission Course Committee

  • J. William Collette, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Carley J. Parish (Vice-Chair)
  • Gary J. McLaughlin, Q.C.
  • Darren G. Blois
  • Matthew W. J. Cripps
  • Kendra A. Hobart
  • Angèle C. Normand
  • Mélanie Poirier LeBlanc
  • Justin J. Robichaud
  • Denis G. Thériault
  • Mélanie C. Tompkins

Compensation Fund Committee

  • Deirdre L. Wade, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Jean E. Trahan (Vice-Chair)
  • Willard M. Jenkins, Q.C.
  • Jack Blackier
  • Chantal M. Cormier
  • Martin D. Fineberg
  • Nadia M. MacPhee
  • Mathieu N. Picard
  • Richard A. Williams

Competence Committee 

  • Lyne Raymond, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Krista L. Colford, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Monika M. L. Zauhar (Vice-Chair)
  • M.-C. Nicole Angers
  • Judith K. Begley
  • Maya A. Hamou
  • Mélanie M. McGrath
  • Brian P. C. Perry
  • Sonia St-Pierre

Complaints Committee 

  • Guy Dumas, Q.C. (Chair)
  • George P. L. Filliter, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • D. Andrew Rouse, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Chantal A. Thibodeau, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Stephen J. Doucet (Vice-Chair)
  • A. Kent Robinson (Vice-Chair)
  • Anik Bossé, Q.C.
  • Kathryn Gregory, Q.C.
  • James K. O'Connell, Q.C.
  • J. Denis Boudreau
  • Emmy M. Chiasson
  • Catherine Fawcett
  • Glen S. Gallant
  • Marie-Josée LeBlanc

Continuing Professional Development Committee of the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (Law Society of New Brunswick Representatives)

  • D. Andrew Rouse, Q.C.
  • Michelle Boudreau-Dumas
  • Daniel Jardine

Discipline Committee

  • G. Robert Basque, Q.C. (Chair)
  • J. William Collette, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Philippe J. Eddie, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Maria Henheffer, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • Gilles J. Godbout, Q.C.
  • David M. Lutz, Q.C.
  • Gary J. McLaughlin, Q.C.
  • Claude Poirier, Q.C.
  • Nicole Poirier, Q.C.
  • Darren G. Blois
  • Christopher A. Borden
  • Nadia M. MacPhee
  • Sylvie I. Michaud
  • Jade A. Spalding
  • Monique Veillette
  • Anthony Knight*
  • Dan LeBlanc*
  • Suzanne LeBlanc*
  • Francis Melanson*

*Public Representatives

Ethics Committee

  • Douglas A. M. Evans, Q.C. (Chair)
  • David G. O'Brien, Q.C.
  • Jeffrey J. Callaghan
  • Jennifer L. Donovan
  • Joël Michaud
  • Andrew C. W. Moss
  • Denis G. Thériault
  • Stephen L. Wilson
  • Dean John Kleefeld

Examining Committee

  • Mélanie C. Tompkins (Chair)
  • Rachelle L. Standing (Vice-Chair)
  • Brian F. P. Murphy, Q.C.
  • M. Lise Allain
  • Aleacia Bennett
  • Elena Bosi
  • Jacqueline M. Boucher
  • Jennifer Cleversey Moffitt
  • Jean-Daniel Comeau
  • Michael R. Cormier
  • Philippe M. Frenette
  • Glen S. Gallant
  • Chantal Gauthier
  • Dominique M. Harvey
  • Stephen J. Hill
  • Tina R. Lagacé-Rivard
  • Nicholas C. L. O'Toole
  • Brian P. C. Perry
  • Jennifer M. Petryshen
  • J. Danie Roy
  • Jean-Sébastien Thériault
  • Jessica Whelton
  • Monika M. L. Zauhar

File Retention and Destruction Guidelines Task Force

  • David G. O'Brien, Q.C.
  • Lucie Richard, Q.C.
  • Gilles E. Bujold
  • Elspeth M. Hagan
  • Robert B. Jackson
  • Timothy P. B. Rattenbury
  • Paul J. White

Human Resource Committee

  • Moira A. Goodfellow (Chair)
  • George P. L. Filliter, Q.C.
  • Luc Marcoux, Q.C.
  • John Jarvie
  • Benjamin R. Wolthers

Insurance Management Committee

  • Peter J. Beardsworth (Chair)
  • Brenda J. Lutz, Q.C. (Vice-Chair)
  • John D. Townsend, Q.C. (Treasurer)
  • David R. Ames, Q.C.
  • Marylène Pilote, Q.C.
  • Lyne Raymond, Q.C.
  • Donna L. MacEwen
  • C. Paul W. Smith
  • Matthew M. Tweedie

Law Libraries Review Committee

  • Scott A. Brittain, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Annie C. Daneault, Q.C.
  • Luc Marcoux, Q.C.
  • Kelly T. VanBuskirk, Q.C.
  • A. Kent Robinson

Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Committee

  • Odette J. Snow, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Florian Arseneault
  • Jason T. Dempsey
  • Marie-Pierre Dionne
  • Joanne R. Fletcher
  • Tina R. Lagacé-Rivard
  • Tina J. Mazerolle
  • Matthew R. S. Pearn
  • Johanne Thériault

New Brunswick Law Foundation

  • Patrick J. P. Ervin (Chair)
  • The Honourable François M. Angers, Q.C.
  • Heather A. Black
  • Gilles E. Bujold
  • Sirpal Randhawa
  • W. Keir Clark*
  • Art Gallant*

*Public Representatives

Practice Review Committee

  • Shawn R. Dempsey (Chair)
  • Jean B. Plourde (Vice-Chair)
  • D. Ann Whiteway Brown, Q.C.
  • T. Allison Gerrish
  • Mélanie M. McGrath
  • Lee McKeigan-Dempsey
  • Michèle Pelletier

Property Law Advisory Committee

  • William C. Kean, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Claude Poirier, Q.C.
  • David A. Bartlett
  • Marc Cormier
  • Andrew W. Costin
  • Veronica L. Ford
  • William B. C. Gandy
  • Gregory C. MacDonald
  • John E. Pöllabauer
  • Claire B. N. Porter
  • Paul J. White

Provincial Libraries Committee 

  • Jason L. Alcorn (Chair)
  • Michel J. Boudreau
  • Patrick J. O. Dunn
  • John C. Gillis
  • Erika R. Hachey
  • J. Kitty Maurey
  • Geneva C. McSheffery
  • Brian P. C. Perry
  • Melinda Renner
  • Benjamin R. Wolthers

Strategic Development Committee of the Rules of Court

  • The Honourable J. C. Marc Richard
  • The Honourable Peter S. Glennie
  • Sheila J. Cameron, Q.C.
  • Basile Chiasson, Q.C.
  • Krista L. Colford, Q.C.
  • J. William Collette, Q.C.
  • Amanda J. Evans, Q.C.
  • Brenda G. Noble, Q.C.
  • Matthew R. Letson

TRC Calls to Action Committee

  • George P. L. Filliter, Q.C. (Chair)
  • Maria Henheffer, Q.C.
  • Judith Keating, Q.C.
  • Gary J. McLaughlin, Q.C.
  • Steven D. Foulds
  • William E. Gould
  • The Honourable Graydon A. Nicholas
  • Dr. Nicole O'Byrne
  • Gillian R. Paul
  • Dean Denis Roy
  • Mélanie C. Tompkins