The Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) Board is responsible for making recommendations about ALL, setting policy governing the operation of ALL, and for overseeing the operation of the library system.
Current Board Members:
After receiving her JD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, Tamara Epple spent 8 years practicing law in private firms, focusing on real estate law, corporate/commercial law, wills and estates and family law.
She then spent four years as the Director of Legal Services in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada. There, she practiced commercial and industrial real estate law, planning and development law, procurement law, intellectual property law, contract law and labour and employment law.
Following her time with Wood Buffalo, Tamara moved to Sherwood Park and took on the role of Legal Counsel at MacEwan University, providing legal services in areas of commercial real estate, contracts, procurement law, labour and employment, intellectual property and privacy law.
Tamara Epple now owns and operates Homestead Law, providing personalized legal services that incorporate both creative and common sense solutions for her clients.
Tamara has volunteered on the Fort McMurray Public Library Board and the Strathcona County Library Board in the past.
Cori Ghitter (Chair)
Cori was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She received her LLB in 1994 from the University of Calgary and her LLM in 2000 from the University of British Columbia. Cori’s graduate work focused on the unequal compensation of young female and indigenous plaintiffs in personal injury actions.
After being called to the Bar, Cori practiced law as a civil litigator and then worked as Legal Counsel to the Court of Appeal for several years. Prior to joining the Law Society of Alberta, she was the Director of Recruitment and Professional Development in the Calgary office of Dentons LLP where she was responsible for all aspects of student, associate and income partner career development including hiring, training, evaluation, coaching and compensation. During her time at Dentons, Cori was active in training students and associates in legal research and writing, and developing pro bono and diversity initiatives for the firm, including the Justicia project and an Internationally Trained Lawyers Program.
In her current role, Cori oversees the proactive, early intervention programs at the Law Society of Alberta and is responsible for policy development including equity and diversity policies and the Law Society’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.
Cori has taught several courses at the University of Calgary Law and Society department and was a member of the Stewardship Group of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative. She currently serves as a Director on the boards of Vibrant Communities Calgary and the Canadian Center for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) and has previously served as a Director on the boards of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and the YWCA of Calgary.
Dr. Margaret Law
Dr. Margaret Law is a professional librarian with post-graduate degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Behaviour. She has been President of both the Canadian Library Association and the Library Association of Alberta. She is a frequent speaker at library and management conferences and teaches in the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Alberta and in the Library and Information Technology program at MacEwan University. As well as serving in senior management positions in both public and academic libraries, she has published two books and several articles on library management issues.
Faye Morrison is the Executive Director for Resolution Services with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Faye is a certified Executive Coach with over 25 years’ experience in the Alberta Public Service and the Public sector. Faye has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education and a minor in Political Science and a Bachelor of Education degree. She is currently working on her Masers of Arts degree with a focus on Leadership.
Throughout her career Faye has worked collaboratively with many municipalities, agencies, and non for profit organizations. She leads complex programs designed to assist vulnerable Albertans and self-represented litigants and is currently leading a transformation project implementing a citizen centric service delivery model. Faye also has significant experience working with multiple stakeholders to design programs and approaches that meet changing needs Faye is a strategic thinker with experience in policy and program development, complex program management, and has proven success in managing significant resources and leading large complex initiatives in a change environment. In addition, she has experience leading large IT projects and managing a budget of over 200 million dollars.
In her spare time Faye enjoys spending time with her family.
Bailey Rivard, CPA, CA∙IFA, CBV, CFE, CFF is a partner in the Valuations, Forensics & Litigation Support Services groups of MNP LLP. Bailey has focused her career on delivering investigative and forensic services to her clients since 2008 and added a business valuation focus over the past few years. Her practice is focused on assisting counsel, their clients, and the courts in complex financial matters in dispute. Bailey draws on a wealth of knowledge to help her clients deal with complex and sensitive situations. Her experience includes forensic accounting, fraud investigations, litigation support, business valuations, and due diligence. She has authored expert reports which were relied upon in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, tax court, and private mediation and arbitration.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (now Chartered Professional Accountant) in 2008, Bailey acquired her Certified Fraud Examiner designation in 2009 and sits on the Board as Treasurer of the Certified Fraud Examiners’ Calgary Chapter. In 2013, Bailey obtained her Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies and was designated a specialist in the area. Finally, she recently obtained her Chartered Business Valuators designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators earlier in 2017. Bailey also sits on the Board of Closer to Home Community Services in her role as Treasurer.
In her spare time, Bailey enjoys spending time with her young family and being outdoors. She is active in her children’s school and has in the past volunteered with other children’s organizations, including an overseas trip to India to work with orphaned and destitute children. She is a past member of Wordfest and another small literary magazine. Bailey also donates a significant amount of time to education, speaking at conferences and other seminars on matters relating to family law matters, fraud and financial irregularities, family trust issues, and understanding financial concepts in the context of litigation.
Honourable Thomas W. Wakeling
The Honourable Thomas W. Wakeling is member of the Court of Appeal of Alberta. He was appointed on March 7, 2014. Before then, he was a member of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, appointed on February 8, 2013. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1971, a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in 1974 and a Master of Laws from the University of Illinois in 1982. He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1980 and the Bar of Alberta in 1982, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2001.
Tony Young, QC
Mr. Young was born and raised in Calgary and attended the University of Calgary where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor. Subsequently, he attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York University where he obtained his Master of Laws. Mr. Young currently works as a family lawyer at Sugimoto & Company. Mr. Young is a past President of the Law Society of Alberta, past Chair of Alberta Law Foundation and has served in many capacities at the Canadian Bar Association including the Editorial Committee of Law Matters, South Section Coordinator, Chair of each of the Civil Litigation Section, the Technology Section and the Young Lawyers Section. He continues to serve as Co-Convenor of the Reforming Family Justice System Initiative, President of Aspire (the University of Calgary Family Law Incubator), board member of Alberta Law Libraries and as an Adjudicator for the Law Society of Alberta. Mr. Young has contributed to the profession through organizations such as the University of Calgary, the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.
Sarah is the Director of Talent, Learning and Development for Dentons Canada LLP. In her role, she oversees the development and delivery of continuing education and training programs for lawyers, law students, and staff across all Canada Region offices. Prior to her current role, Sarah spent six years as a research and knowledge management lawyer with Dentons, primarily supporting the firm’s litigation practice group.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University (Kingston), an LL.B from the University of Victoria, and an LL.M from the University of Toronto, where she was a fellow of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Sarah articled with the Court of Appeal of Alberta and was called to the bar in 2008. She has published on topics including health law and civil procedure.