Board of Directors

To peruse the list of current and past Board members is to meet many of the outstanding leaders of the legal community in Alberta.

Our Board Members include:

  • Chair: Michelle Gallagher (Patriot Law Group)
  • Vice-Chair: Stephanie Dobson (Henka Divorce Law & Mediation)
  • Treasurer: Valerie Danielson (Danielson Law)
  • Past Chair: Jennifer Ruttan (Ruttan Bates)
  • Ryan Anderson QC (Huckvale LLP)
  • Walter Pavlic QC (MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP)
  • Sabri Shawa QC (Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP) 
  • Prof. Catherine A. Brown (University of Calgary)
  • Prof. Ubaka Ogbogu (Faculty of Law, University of Alberta)
  • Paul M. Bourassa (Bourassa Law & Strategic Services)
  • Thomas Bradley (Bucephalus Consulting)
  • Gulu Punia (Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP)

Judicial Liaisons:

  • Hon. Justice R. Khullar – Court of Appeal Alberta
  • Hon. Justice S.D. Hillier – Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • Hon. Judge A.J. Brown – Provincial Court of Alberta

The composition of our Board of Directors reflects our roots in the legal education community. Membership is drawn from the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch), the Faculties of Law and Extension or Continuing Education at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, the judiciary at all three levels of courts, and the profession at large. All of these organizations share a belief in the value of quality continuing professional development for the entire profession thereafter.