March 15, 2021 by Wes Shields
“The Restorative Justice Working Group was established to fully examine the role that the CBABC has to play with respect to public education about Restorative justice in BC and develop an action plan within one year,” says Shields. “The project will be based on the policy developments of the CBABC Indigenous Justice Advocacy and Access to Justice Committee (the latter of which I was a member in previously for a one-year term). I am passionate about ensuring that there is access to justice for all and in particular the disadvantaged, minorities and specifically the Indigenous in BC. I am participating in the Working Group to assist with this process and work with stakeholders to put forth a plan that may help to bridge the gap in the future and educate the public on the importance of this.”
Wes has been a member of the Law Society of BC since 1990. At FH&P Lawyers he primarily practices in the areas of family law, commercial litigation, civil litigation and estate litigation. He is also the chair of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
About the CBABC:
CBABC actively develops policy and law reform by responding to regulatory and government initiatives and lobbying for issues important to our members.
They engage the BC legislature through written submissions, committee appearances and informal meetings with government, regulatory bodies, industry stakeholders and the business community. CBABC leads initiatives on behalf of the legal profession and in partnership with their justice system partners.
Through generous volunteer participation, CBABC operates several committees to serve the interests of the profession and the public. Committee Chairs are members of CBABC’s Provincial Council.
CBABC also receives requests from government, the Law Society of BC and other agencies for appointments to various boards and committees.