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Board of Directors

The WLJH Board of Directors is comprised of professional individuals with a wide range of experience, skills, diversity, to ensure the success of the program initiatives and overall business strategy. Most importantly they share a passion to build the capacity of women lawyers in developing countries.

Sheri Meyerhoffer, Chair and Co-Founder

Sheri Meyerhoffer

Sheri Meyerhoffer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Hon. ’82) and a Juris Doctor (’85). She is a Canadian lawyer with technical expertise in the areas of law reform, governance and capacity building developed over more than two decades through hands on experience with writing, interpreting, and advocating for legislative and regulatory law reform in Canada, Russia, Cuba, China, Jamaica, and Nepal. More › › ›

Linda Robinson, Secretary

Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson was a senior partner at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP in the Corporate Practice Group and immediate past Chair of the firm's National Business Law Department until her retirement in 2009. Her practice had a particular emphasis on both public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and restructurings and shareholder matters. More › › ›


Anne E. Parker, Treasurer

Anne E. Parker

Currently the COO and Managing Director at Greystone Managed Investments Inc. Anne Parker is responsible for investment operations, legal affairs, and information technology. More › › ›





Robin L. Sully, Director

Recently retired as Director International Development, Canadian Bar Association (CBA) where from 1994 to 2013 she was responsible for the initiation, development, management and funding of the CBA's international rule of law programs which included projects in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe. More › › ›





Officers

Kaytlyn Barber, Assistant Treasurer

Kaytlyn Barber

Kaytlyn is a fully dedicated consultant in KPMG Regina's Advisory Services practice. Kaytlyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) from the University of Regina. More › › ›





Advisory Committee

The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide recommendations, advice and information to the WLJH Board of Directors.

Sapana Pradhan Malla

Sapana Pradhan Malla

Sapana Pradhan Malla was a member of the 2008-2012 Nepalese Constituent Assembly where, among her many other responsibilities, she served as the Gender Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. More › › ›





Working Committees

From time to time the WLJH Board of Directors will create working committees based on their requirements. The current committees are set out below:




Curriculum Development Committee

The mandate of the Curriculum Development Committee is to: determine the course content for the Foundation Course and for the practice skills seminars in years 1, 2 and 3; review and supervise the development of the materials for each of the curriculum modules by the international and Nepali instructors; and develop the evaluation materials for the interns.

Members are as follows:

Linda Robinson, Chair

Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson was a senior partner at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP in the Corporate Practice Group and immediate past Chair of the firm's National Business Law Department until her retirement in 2009. Her practice had a particular emphasis on both public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and restructurings and shareholder matters.More › › ›

Sheri Meyerhoffer

Sheri Meyerhoffer

Sheri Meyerhoffer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Hon. ’82) and a Juris Doctor (’85). She is a Canadian lawyer with technical expertise in the areas of law reform, governance and capacity building developed over more than two decades through hands on experience with writing, interpreting, and advocating for legislative and regulatory law reform in Canada, Russia, Cuba, China, Jamaica, and Nepal. More › › ›

Mara Nickerson

Mara Nickerson

Mara Nickerson is the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. As CKO Mara is responsibile for ensuring that Osler's legal professionals have access to the information, resources and learning that will enable them to work efficiently, provide valued client service and share knowledge and expertise. In this capacity, Mara has oversight of professional development, knowledge management, the library, conflicts, new filing opening, and records management. More › › ›

Selection Committee

The mandate of the Selection Committee is to: set the criteria for selecting the WLJH Interns and law firms; establish the selection process; develop tools for the selection process; and, support implementation of the selection process.

Members are as follows:

Anne E. Parker, Chair

Anne E. Parker

Currently the COO and Managing Director at Greystone Managed Investments Inc. Anne Parker is responsible for investment operations, legal affairs, and information technology. More › › ›


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