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Mark Benton

 Mark has been a lawyer since 1980 and has served as the CEO of the Legal Services Society in British Columbia, Canada since 2003. LSS is BC’s legal aid program and largest public legal education provider.

His legal experience includes general practice, appellate advocacy in the BC Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, and four years as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. He is a past chair of the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada and contributes to a number of Canada’s government and non-government justice task forces including the steering committees of the National Action Committee on Access to Civil and Family Justice and Access to Justice BC. He is currently an Executive Committee member of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Forum for Civil Justice.

Mark’s recent work includes presentations to Canadian Parliamentary and Senate Committees and advising several foreign governments and NGOs on the development and administration of legal aid programs outside Canada.

Mark has been recognized in the B.C. Legislature as “a passionate advocate for access to justice for the economically disadvantaged in British Columbia, and he brings along with that passion great creativity in the search for solutions for how to make a difference in people's lives.”

Contact Information:

Mark Benton QC

Legal Services Society

#400- 510 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada

V6C 3A8

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Office telephone - 604.601.6137