Anna Fung is currently Senior Counsel at Terasen, where she practices corporate and administrative law with occasional appearances as counsel before the British Columbia Utilities Commission and the National Energy Board. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000 and received the 2004 Robert V.A. Jones Corporate Counsel Award for her outstanding contribution to the corporate counsel bar.
Over the past twenty years, she has served as a National Director of the Canadian Bar Association, President of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and director of the Legal Education and Action Fund, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and other professional and non-profit organizations. She has served as a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia for a number of years, and will assume the presidency of the Society, the highest office within the legal profession in the province, in 2007. In 2012, Ms. Fung received the Alumni Award of Distinction for her outstanding achievements and endeavours in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas have brought honour to the Allard School of Law.
Ms. Fung remembers law school as a time of academic challenge and personal growth. Highlights included an inspiring first-year Torts class with Professor J.C. Smith, the opportunity to compete successfully with the inaugural UBC/UVic Competitive Moot team and volunteering at the Chinatown Legal Clinic as part of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Life beyond the classroom was equally memorable—from participating in the Annual Trike Race to performing on stage in the Law Revue. Throughout her career, Fung has combined excellence in legal practice with exceptional service to the profession.
For more, read Profile of Anna Fung from The Advocate, 65 (2007).