Board of directors e‑meeting July 30, 2019
Published: July 30, 2019
- Christa Freiler
- Michel Robillard
- Sean Robichaud
- Remy Boulbol
- Ann Marie Yantz
- Peter Owsiany
- David Wexler
- Malcolm Heins
- Carol Hartman
- Charles Harnick (Chair)
- David Field (CEO – ex-officio)
- David McKillop, Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs
- Janet Budgell, Vice President, General Counsel & Compliance
- Mary-Ann Cocchetto, Associate General Counsel
- Kathleen Murphy, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
- Nancy Cooper
1. Meeting Agenda
The agenda was adopted.
2. Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
No Conflicts of Interest were declared.
3. Clinic Reconsideration Request Process
The Chair advised that twelve clinics filed funding reconsideration requests after receiving their 2019‑20 funding decision. The Board discussed the reconsideration process under the Legal Aid Services Act and LAO-Clinic Funding Agreement.
DECISION: The Clinic Reconsideration Request process, as set out in LASA, was approved.
4. Board Committee Appointments and Schedule
The Board discussed the proposed slate of members for each of the Board Committees, the schedule of Board and Committee meetings for 2019/2020, and the proposed membership of the Clinic Committee which will hear the clinic reconsideration requests.
DECISION: The slate of Board Committee members were appointed and the schedule of meetings was received.
5. MAG Modernization Project Update
The Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs provided an update on MAG’s LAO Modernization Project. He referenced the terms of reference for the Project which set out two streams of work—a review of the legislation and a review of the delivery of legal aid services. At this time, staff are reviewing the legislation to provide input to MAG. The Board discussed possible amendments to the legislation that would improve LAO’s operations. With respect to the review of services, staff are exploring service delivery design for the LAO of the future. Staff will return to update the Board and obtain direction on the work in both streams of the Project as it progresses.
The Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, shared a plan for stakeholder engagement in this process. A plan has been developed for a series of round-tables in the month of August to meet with stakeholders and engage them in a discussion of the service delivery review. Staff will return to the Board with the detailed engagement plan once dates are finalized. Board members are invited to attend round-tables where possible.
DECISION: The MAG Modernization Project Update was received.