*Access to Justice and the Challenge of COVID 19*

International Legal Aid Group Conference

Sydney, Australia: 22-24 June 2021

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Benson Cowan

Benson Cowan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Legal Services Board of Nunavut -the legal aid provider in Canada's most northern territory. A criminal, constitutional and administrative lawyer, he began his career as a litigator in private practice inToronto. A rostered expert on rule of law with the United Nations, he was the Legal Officer for the International Prosecutor's Office in Mitrovica with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the Special Adviser for Rule of Law to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General with the United Nations Mission in Liberia during the Ebola crisis. He also ran the Solomon Islands Justice Program, a cross-sectoral justice reform initiative, for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Tradein Honiara. With the Ontario Public Service, he worked as the Director of Social Policy and Strategic Initiatives with Ministry of Indigenous Affairs and then the Director of Transition and Head of Legal Services for Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario. He lives in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.