We are a non-profit organization providing legal information services to the legal community, the judiciary and the public of BC. Our mission is to help lawyers and the community find and use legal information.
Caroline has been practising for more than 30 years in association management, business management and public/media/government relations. She served most recently as the Executive Director of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. Her strong professional and communications skills are complemented by a caring, human-focused approach. Caroline has a passion for identifying and removing barriers to people achieving their goals and thriving, whether in the resolution of personal legal problems or in the pursuit of excellence in legal or librarian practice.
April Lemoine is the Chief Financial Officer at Courthouse Libraries BC. Her areas of responsibility include finance, accounting, HR, facilities and administration. April is a CPA, CMA and also holds a MBA from UBC. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector in areas of the arts, sport, and health research.
Brenda Rose is the Director of Community Engagement. She works with social justice organizations, public libraries and justice system partners to ensure that the library's services meet the diverse legal information needs of the legal community and the public. Her team is responsible for frontline legal information services, training programs, Clicklaw, Clicklaw Wikibooks and LawMatters. Brenda has worked in the public legal education and information field for over 20 years.
Tracy is the Manager of Information Services. She is responsible for coordinating staff and library services in Vancouver that help lawyers and the public find and use legal information. In addition to managing the in-person, phone and email services in Vancouver, Tracy has over 10 years of experience in legal research and creating online content. Prior to joining Courthouse Libraries BC, she worked as a librarian at Vancouver Public Library.
Liz Blackburn is the Manager of Regional Libraries. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, and Kamloops Libraries. She manages the print collection budget and acts as chair of the Collection Development Team which works to ensure a practice-oriented collection that meets the information needs of our clients.
Julie Loerke is the Manager of the Local Branch Libraries and the Prince George Regional Library. She is responsible for the management of the Prince George library and the 23 smaller libraries around the province. Julie joined Courthouse Libraries BC in 1981 and has many years experience working in a remote community doing a wide variety of library work. She is committed to working with branch staff in smaller communities to help them meet the needs of the legal community and the public in their communities.
Alex is an information professional with over 15 years of legal research and information systems experience. As the Manager of Information Resources, Alex leads the team responsible for CLBC’s online legal resources, website, intranet and the technical services department. Together we develop and maintain legal information collections to ensure everyone in BC has the legal information they need and the ability to use it.
Megan Smiley is the Program Coordinator for the LawMatters Program. She works with public libraries to enhance public access to legal information in all communities throughout British Columbia. She manages the LawMatters grant program, offers collection support, and provides training on legal reference for public librarians.
Desy Wahyuni is the Clicklaw Program Coordinator. She is responsible for managing Clicklaw and its contributors. Prior to this, she has taken various supporting roles for Clicklaw since its development in 2008. She also brings her background in librarianship and the Information Technology (IT) support sector to her role.
Nate Russell serves as Legal & Innovation Counsel, inspiring and supporting innovation within CLBC and through partnerships. Nate is part of the management team, and the organization’s legal counsel and privacy officer. He works with Liaison Lawyers to provide training to lawyers, and oversees other projects at CLBC. A 2005 graduate of Dalhousie Law with a background in family law and civil litigation, Nate collaborates with lawyers to improve CLBC’s original, practice-oriented resources, as well as its public legal information. Prior to law, Nate worked in internet and media, including for CBC Television. He brings a unique combination of tech and legal skills to his role.
On Temporary Leave
Megan Vis-Dunbar is one of the Library’s Liaison Lawyers. She provides training for members of the legal community on the use of our information resources and in particular, our online collections. Megan holds a BCL and LL.B. from McGill University. Prior to joining the Library, she operated her own law practice, with a focus on constitutional and criminal law.