Committees & Appointments

Committees established by the Legal Profession Act, 2017:

Credentials Committee
Bruce Warnsby
Linda Doll

Conduct & Competence Committees

Complaints Investigation Committee
Debra Fendrik, Chair
Sharleen Dumont, Vice-Chair
Jean Whittow, Vice-Chair
Jocelyn Barrett, Vice-Chair
Greg Cavouras, Vice-Chair
Keith Parkkari, Vice-Chair
Mark Wallace, Vice-Chair

Complaint Dismissal Review Committee
Kathleen Kinchen, Chair
Paula Pasquali, Public Representative
Noreen McGowan, Public Representative
Margaret Dumkee, Public Representative
Daryn Leas, David Martin, Michael Preston, Tom Flavin

Discipline Committee – Individuals appointed by the Minister
Laura MacFeeters, Victoria Chan, Dan Robinson

Yukon Law Foundation
Under section 142 of the new Act, the Yukon Law Foundation is continued. Under paragraph 23(2)(a) of the Interpretation Act, these appointments to the board of the Foundation are effectively continued until appointments are made under the new Act.

Name: Term Expires on:
Alex Benitah April 12, 2023
Kelly McGill July 2, 2023
Carmen Gustafson July 2, 2023

Committees Under Rule 185:

Under subsection 10(1) of the Act, the Executive may also establish committees and authorize a committee to do anything that the Executive may do under the Act (except the making of a rule).

Continuing Professional Development Committee

Name: Term Expires on:
Bruce Warnsby, Chair February 17, 2024
Leo Lane February 17, 2024
Cathy Rasmussen February 17, 2024
Arthur Mauro February 17, 2024
Emma Dickson August 18, 2023
Nathan Forester August 18, 2023

Audit Committee

Name: Term Expires on:
Megan Whittle May 18, 2025
Mark Wallace February 6, 2026
Meagan Lang February 6, 2026

Compensation Fund Committee

Name: Term Expires on:
Serge Lamarche, Chair February 6, 2024
Keith Parkkari February 6, 2024

Advisory Committees established by Executive to assist the Society in meeting its purposes:

Access to Justice Committee

Name: Term Expires on:
Paul Di Libero, Chair May 24, 2025
Eden Alexander May 24, 2024
Alex Benitah September 7, 2023
Andrea Bailey February 20, 2025
Ruth O’Gorman February 20, 2025
Natasha Weninger February 20, 2025
Robert Kilpatrick March 13, 2024
Cathy Rasmussen December 16, 2024

Lawyers Assistance Program Committee

Name: Term Expires on:
Megan Whittle December 14, 2024
Kathy Kinchen December 14, 2024

Social Committee

Joni Ellerton, Chair
Vida Nelson
Vacant position
Cathy Rasmussen

Truth & Reconciliation Advisory Committee

Name: Expiry Date:
Melissa Carlick, Chair February 25, 2025
Robert Kilpatrick February 25, 2025
David Joe February 25, 2025
Gavin Gardiner February 25, 2025
Erin Linklater February 25, 2025
Chris Butler June 22, 2024

 Appointment to External Committees:

Appointments are made by the Executive identifying a specific volunteer member of the Society to sit on an external organization as the appointee of the Law Society.

The external body is not within the control of the Law Society.  The individual appointed usually has experience or expertise or interest in the area.  The appointee does not necessarily represent the Society in the sense that direction is taken or instructions are received from the Law Society.  For the most part, the appointee participates as an individual with little or no reporting relationship with the Law Society and does not bind or represent the view of the Society.

Federation of Law Societies of Canada
David McWhinnie, Council Member for Yukon
Term Expires: November 15, 2024

Federal Judicial Advisory Committee
Appointee: Vacant
Term Expires:

Judicial Council of the Territorial Court
Appointee: Leo Lane
Term Expires:  April 25, 2025

Legal Services Society Board
Appointee: Vacant
Term Expires:

Yukon Foundation
Appointee: Cindy Freedman
Term Expires:  December 1, 2027

For more information or terms of reference for any of the committees, please contact our office at