Derek LaCroix, QC

Class of 1973-1974

Thanks largely to Derek’s efforts the attitude of the profession toward alcohol and drug problems has changed dramatically. People are more open about their problems and the problems of others and are much more inclined to seek help and deal with their problems. [The Lawyers Assistance Program (“LAP”)] now has a case load of about 500 people at any given time. It has approximately 300 volunteers and three full-time and one part-time lawyers/counselors. It has also opened a satellite office in Victoria. Derek’s tremendous work in developing LAP was recognized in 2004 when he was appointed Queen’s Counsel...

For more, read Profile of Derek LaCroix from The Advocate, 73 (2015).