Jamie Maclaren, QC has a demonstrated dedication to increasing access to justice and has been significantly involved in pro bono organizations. He is the founding Executive Director of Access Pro Bono, a Vancouver-based organization that provides free legal advice to BC’s low income individuals and non-profit organizations. Furthermore, he is the former Executive Director of Pro Bono Law of BC and of Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) at the Allard School of Law, where he currently volunteers as a supervising trial lawyer and Director. Mr. Maclaren continues to practice in the area of labour and employment law at Maclaren Law Office.
Mr. Maclaren is extensively involved in the legal community. He is an elected Bencher of the Law Society of BC and has been the Chair of the Law Society of BC’s Diversity and Inclusion Selection Committee. Mr. Maclaren has also been a member of the Allard Law Dean’s Advisory Council, the BC Access to Justice Committee, and is the Co-Chair of the Family Justice Pathfinder Project and the Justicia Project.
For his endeavors in the practice of law, government service, the judiciary, business, legal academe, community service or other areas worthy of recognition that have brought honour to the law school, Mr. Maclaren was awarded the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award by the Allard Law Alumni Association in 2009. He is also the 2014 recipient of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch’s Harry Rankin QC Award for Pro Bono Service. In 2017, he was appointed Queen’s Council.