As Art Vertlieb, QC, finishes his term as President of the Law Society, incoming President Jan Lindsay, Q.C. is set to begin her 2014 appointment. The winter issue of the Benchers’ Bulletin profiles Jan Lindsay.
Born in Vancouver and attending Simon Fraser University for her undergraduate degree, Lindsay graduated from UBC Law in 1980, and was called to the Bar in 1981. She developed a strong and vibrant practice in personal injury defense work and motor vehicle accidents, including coverage issues and liability disputes. She is well-versed in courtroom and trial work, having conducted tens of jury and judge-alone trials over her career. Lindsay has also won the prestigious Lee Samis Award of Excellence, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009.
She has been active in the Law Society since 2000, sitting on various diverse collection of committees, including the executive committee and the retention of women in the legal profession committee. She has served as a Bencher from Westminster County since 2006, was elected second vice-president in 2011, and will become President of the Law Society of British Columbia for 2014.
Link over to page 6 of the Benchers’ Bulletin to read the complete biographical story.