Public proceedings of the Board

Electronic meeting of the Board of Directors on October 5, 2016

Attendance

Board members present

John McCamus (Chair), Nancy Cooper, Christa Freiler, Michelle Haigh, Carol Hartman, John Liston, James McNee, Derry Millar, Tim Murphy, Michel Robillard, James Yakimovich

1. Designation of Officer for deciding appeals from decisions of the area committees

On October 4, 2016, the Chair presented to Board members a briefing note requesting approval to designate Piyali Kundu, Senior Counsel – Appeals, as the employee with authority to review and make decisions on certificate appeals from decisions of area committees, in accordance with s. 30(2) of the Legal Aid Services Act (LASA).

The briefing note stated that under s. 30(1) of the LASA, if an individual’s application for a legal aid certificate is refused, that individual has a right of appeal to an area committee. Under s. 30(2), the individual has a further right of appeal to an officer or employee of the corporation designated by its Board of Directors.

1.1 Decision

The Board approved the designation of Piyali Kundu as the employee with the authority to review and make decisions on certificate appeals, in accordance with s. 30(2) of the Legal Aid Services Act.

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