Legal Services Society (Yukon)

  • About the Legal Services Society (Yukon)
  • Apply to be a member of the Legal Services Society (Yukon)
  • Current members
  1. About the Legal Services Society (Yukon)

    The Board hears appeals of applicants who have been denied legal aid and makes a final decision with respect to the appellant’s application. The Board also oversees the finances of the society. The society is an independent, non-profit organization that provides legal help for people in the Yukon. The Society is not a government agency, organization, or department.

    • Authority: Legal Services Society Act, section 2
    • Type: Governing; adjudicative
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: 3 years and eligible for reappointment
    • Meetings: third Thursday of each month for 2 to 3 hours
    • Department: Justice
    • Honoraria: $125 per day
  2. Apply to be a member of the Legal Services Society (Yukon)

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.

    Apply

    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Gina Nagano, member from August 28, 2019 to Agust 27, 2022
    • Katherine Mercier, member from December 7, 2017, to December 6, 2020
    • Megan Whittle, member from August 28, 2019 to Agust 27, 2022
    • Meagan Hannam, member from January 17, 2019, to January 16, 2022
    • Michael Risenborough, member from March 28, 2019, to March 22, 2022
    • Tess Lawrence, member from August 28, 2019 to Agust 27, 2022

Contact 

For questions about the Legal Services Society (Yukon) email administration@legalaid.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5210, or fax 867-667-8649.