About

The Law Union of BC is a progressive organization of lawyers, law students, legal workers, activists and community members who seek to use the law as a tool for social change.

We recognize that any engagement with the law is inherently political, and that to stay neutral in the face of oppression is to side with the oppressors.

We also recognize that communities experiencing oppression are experts in their own lives.

We embrace an intersectional approach to opposing all forms of oppression, including but not limited to racism, gender- and sexuality-based oppression, classism, ableism, and colonialism.

We stand in solidarity with groups including Indigenous peoples, migrants with and without legal status, prisoners, drug users, sex workers, and the homeless and underhoused.

We recognize members without regard to gender, sexual preference, age, colour, race, religion, political belief or affiliation, education level, condition of restraint within any institution, or any other category.

Click here to read our Constitution and By-Laws in full.

 

Current Steering Committee Members:

 

Eden CheungEden Cheung graduated from UBC with a BA in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, and has been learning and unlearning his whole life. He has been attending the Peter A. Allard School of Law since 2021 and hopes to leverage these credentials into effecting social change. 
Joey Doyle is a criminal defence lawyer by day and social justice advocate by night. He was one of the founding members of the Law Union of BC and has remained committed to the cause of using the law to fight oppression. Apart from his work with the LUBC, Joey is also involved with the Democratic Socialists of Vancouver and The Thorn.
Michelle Silongan is a lawyer practicing criminal defence, civil litigation and family law on the territories of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples. Michelle frequently provides legal support and court representation to Indigenous and environmental activists engaged in land defence and other progressive social justice issues. She is also a Director for the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers and a volunteer with Terminal City Legal Collective. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Michelle was the Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament Kennedy Stewart and was responsible for policy development on the Science & Technology and Natural Resources portfolios. She also interned at the Constitution Unit at University College London, the UK’s leading research body on constitutional change. Michelle holds a BA from UBC, a Master of Public Policy from SFU, and an LLB (Hons) from Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr. Sasha Davis completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2018 and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton / McMaster University in 2019. She is in the process of registering to practice autonomously as a psychologist in BC. She brings an understanding of complex mental health issues and the ways in which they are diagnosed and treated, and also brings an understanding of the mental healthcare system and psychological jurisprudence. This is her first year on the LUBC Steering Committee and she is keen on helping to bridge legal and mental health justice and advocacy.

Roslyn Chambers is an Indigenous African Nova Scotian and Metis Family Law and Child Protection Lawyer who advocates for social justice for all of her clients. Roslyn is a Partner at Chambers Caldwell Law LLP.

Paige Zambonelli is a current law student at Thompson Rivers University, having previously earned her bachelor's degree from Ryerson University's Arts & Contemporary Studies program.

David Khang 

Nazanin Panah

 

Quinn Candler

Vanessa Webster

 

 

Our Logo:

The Law Union of BC's logo was designed with our values in mind. Each of the symbols contained within the logo is intended to represent a key principle of the Law Union's work:

Logo designed by Mustaali Raj.