Sarah Allan Roster Coordinator (interim)
Sarah is a lawyer with a background in public legal education, research and law reform working mainly with non-profit organizations supporting women, families and marginalized communities. She completed her JD, with a concentration in social justice and the law, at the University of British Columbia in 2011 and was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2012. Sarah recently joined the board of directors of Parent Support Services Society of BC.
Annie Baric Operations Coordinator
Annie graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in Archaeology, and she holds a Certificate in Office Administration with Technology from BCIT. She has worked with nonprofit organizations for the past several years and has particular expertise in fundraising, special events and administration. She is a member of Vantage Point and regularly volunteers with the Zajac Foundation.
Marie-Noel Campbell Program Manager
Marie-Noël was called to Bar in British Columbia in 2016 and in New York in 2011. She co-founded the Mental Health Program and is responsible for the Residential Tenancy Program. Outside the office, she is an active member of the Association des Juristes d’Expression Française de la Colombie-Britannique, and she volunteers with the Tenant Resource & Advocacy Centre.
Oliver Christie Fundraiser & Recruiter
Oliver is a self-proclaimed philanthropist with a background in the liberal arts and humanities. He fundraises and recruits pro bono lawyers in the tradition of his late father, Dugald Christie (founder of the Salvation Army Pro Bono Program and Access Justice). Some of his law-related musings have been published in the Advocate and the UBC Law Review.
Kayla Johnson Intake Coordinator
Kayla is a recent graduate of UBC, completing a BA in Honours Sociology with a Minor in Environment and Society in 2014. She has a passion for social justice and environmental issues, and a deep respect for human rights, including First Nations rights. These passions drive her to seek legal resources and compassionate solutions for those who have been systemically disadvantaged.
Jamie Maclaren Executive Director
Jamie is APB’s Founding Executive Director. He is also a practising employment lawyer and a former Executive Director of the UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and Pro Bono Law of BC. He volunteers as a supervising trial lawyer and director for LSLAP, conducts legal seminars for people overcoming homelessness and addiction, and regularly provides pro bono legal advice and representation. He writes a column for the slaw.ca blog and speaks internationally on the subject of access to justice. Jamie is also an elected Bencher of the Law Society of BC.
Michelle Quigg Roster Coordinator (on sabbatical)
Michelle is a practising immigration lawyer. In addition to her work with APB, she maintains a law practice focused primarily on refugee issues. She volunteers regularly with Battered Women Support Services and as a supervising lawyer for LSLAP’s immigration clinic.
Priyan Samarakoone Program Manager
Priyan completed his BSc at the University of British Columbia in 2006 and went on to complete his LLB at Nottingham Law School (2008) in the UK. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2013. Priyan is a Program Manager with Access Pro Bono and is responsible for the Civil Chambers Program and the Wills Clinic. He has been involved in public interest litigation and access to justice projects in Sri Lanka and he is a member of the Clicklaw Editorial Committee.
Vivian Song Finance Administrator (on parental leave)
Vivian obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SFU with a major in accounting. She was the Finance Administrator for Access Justice and an instrumental contributor in its merger with Pro Bono Law of BC. She loves cinema and travel, and she is pursuing her designation as a Certified General Accountant.
Janis Tian Finance Administrator (interim)
Janis Tian completed her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University. She has over eight years of working experience in the corporate finance field. Before joining APB, Janis worked for InComm Canada Prepaid Inc. and a law firm in Richmond. She loves traveling and reading.
Jimmy Yan Project & Information Officer
Jimmy joined Access Justice in 2003 and served as its System Architect, Project Manager, and Acting Executive Director prior to its merger with Pro Bono Law of BC. He is a regular commentator on Fairchild Radio on issues of public legal education and information. Jimmy has a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and a M.Ed. in Law, Justice and Ethics. He is also a Research Assistant of The Centre for Education, Law and Society in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and a CELS educational advisor to the Chinese community.
Frank Yates Clinic Coordinator
Frank worked for 40 years in telecommunications before retiring from the engineering department of Telus in 2006. After retiring, he volunteered for a short while for Access Justice as a clinic assistant before becoming its Clinic Coordinator. Frank has a law degree (LLB) from the University of London, UK.