Report of the Deputy Minister Advisory Panel on Criminal Legal Aid
Legal Aid Directorate
Department of Justice Canada
Deputy Minister Advisory Panel on Criminal Legal Aid
From left to right: Mr. Richard Zorza, US attorney and independent consultant on access to justice;Mr. John Wiersema, Former Deputy Auditor General of Canada and Interim Auditor General of Canada; Mr. Gerald Tegart, Former Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Saskatchewan; Mr. Bob Ward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Legal Aid Ontario and Chair, Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada; Mr. William F. Pentney, Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada; Mr. Allan Seckel, Former Deputy Attorney General of British Columbia; former Cabinet Secretary of British Columbia; current Chief Executive Officer, Doctors of British Columbia; Dr. Jack Kitts, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Ottawa Hospital.
For further information on innovations and best practices in criminal legal aid in Canada and abroad, please see the research report entitled: Maximizing the Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid.
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