Advisory Board

W.A. Bogart – B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

W.A. Bogart, B.A., LL.B. (University of Toronto), LL.M. (Harvard) is University Professor and Professor of Law, University of Windsor.  He is the author of over thirty articles dealing with the role of courts, access to justice, the impact of litigation, and empirical research on legal policy, and has lectured and delivered papers throughout North America and Europe. Bill is University Professor and Professor of Law, University of Windsor, where he taught for several years, including a course in Access to [...]

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Dr. Valarie Waboose

Valarie is a member of the Walpole Island First Nation, where she served as counsel to the Band Council for five years. Her law degree is from Windsor and she has a masters in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall. Val recently completed a doctorate at Trent University on the trauma of the residential school experience and the legal compensation processes. For the past two years, she has been the Ianni Scholar-in -Residence at Windsor Law where she co-chairs [...]

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Erin Chesney – Alumni Representative

Erin is a graduate of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She has received a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, majoring in religious studies. Erin is currently an articling student at McCarthy Tétrault and was a research assistant for the NSRLP for two years. In that time she contributed  to publications such as “The Use of Summary Judgment Procedures Against SRLs”, “NSRLP Intake Report 2014-2015” and the “Annotated Bibliography”, as well as writting two NSRLP guest blogs.

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Jennifer Muller

Jennifer has an M.A. in Human Learning and Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has worked for the North Vancouver school district for the past 18 years as a District Counsellor and has also been a Sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Education at UBC. Jennifer has been a Self Represented Litigant in the Supreme Court of British Columbia for numerous interim hearings as well as represented herself during a 9 day trial. Jennifer has a [...]

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Trevor C.W. Farrow: Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Trevor C. W. Farrow, AB (Princeton), BA/MA (Oxford), LLB (Dalhousie), LLM (Harvard), PhD (Alberta), is a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is also the Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and a Co-Director of the York Centre for Public Policy and Law. Professor Farrow’s teaching and research focus on the administration of civil justice, including legal process, legal and judicial ethics, advocacy, globalization and development.

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John Manwaring: Professor of Law, Common Law Section University of Ottawa

John Manwaring is Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, where he teaches on the French program. John has published extensively on Contract and Labour Law, as well as writing about legal education and the role of lawyers in dispute resolution. He is an arbitrator for the Ontario Ministry of Labour and an adjudicative member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. John also mediates and facilitates for a range of organizations and groups. John has [...]

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Noel Semple, J.D., Ph.D. University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Noel Semple is Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Noel studies access to justice. His work asks how the law and legal institutions work in real life. It also aspires to improve the ability of law and legal institutions to actually create justice. Empirical research (quantitative and qualitative) and policy analysis are key tools in his scholarship. He draws upon and seeks to contribute to the law and society and empirical legal studies traditions. He teaches and writes in the fields of [...]

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Robert Harvie: Partner, Huckvale Wilde Harvie MacLennan, Bencher, Law Society of Alberta

Graduated with Law Degree from University of British Columbia in 1985 and was called to Alberta Bar in 1986. He currently is practicing solely in Family Law with emphasis on corporate and business interests, as a partner with the firm of Huckvale Wild Harvie MacLennan LLP. Robert currently sits as an elected Bencher with the Law Society of Alberta, sitting as Chair of the Family Law Advisory Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Retention and Re-engagement Task Force; is an [...]

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Sherry MacLennan: Director Public Legal Information, Legal Services Society of British Columbia

Sherry joined the Legal Services Society as a staff lawyer in 2000, following a career in private practice in both BC and Saskatchewan. While at LSS, she has worked in a number of capacities which saw her implement the family duty counsel program and later manage intake, offices and local agents. Since becoming director in 2009, Sherry has overseen the integration of information and referral services in the application process, the expansion of public legal education and information services [...]

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Justice John Rooke: Judge, Associate Chief Justice, Alberta Queen’s Bench

Justice John Rooke received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He articled and became partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer in Calgary until 1991. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987. Justice Rooke was appointed to the Court of Queen’s bench in Alberta in 1991, and was then appointed a Deputy Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories in February, 2007. Justice Rooke was an Accredited Arbitrator with the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation [...]

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