Jane Morley, QC

Jane Morley, QC

By profession I am a lawyer. I practiced as a civil litigator in Victoria for over 20 years in the areas of labour and employment, personal injury and family law. I continue to have a strong sense of justice and an analytical, problem-solving approach to my work.

By inclination I am a mediator. Following this inclination, I shifted my law practice in the 1990s from litigation to mediation and arbitration. Since then I have mediated and arbitrated all kinds of disputes, including family, collective agreement, employment, sexual misconduct, Institutional abuse, personal injury, and public interest disputes. As a mediator, I act as a bridge to develop trust between people and assist them to engage constructively in their conflict to achieve their goals.

By calling, I’m a leader of organizational and social change, especially in the areas of reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples and justice reform. In 2008 and 2009 I was a Commissioner on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and worked on the development of a national restorative justice process to address Canada’s legacy of broken relationships resulting from the Indian Residential School experience. I am currently engaged in a family justice social lab in British Columbia and am Strategic Coordinator of Access to Justice BC.

Appointments and Professional Activities

  • Commissioner on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Child and Youth Officer, Province of British Columbia
  • Official Trustee, Legal Services Society of British Columbia
  • Chair, Jericho Individual Compensation Panel
  • Counsel, Ministry of Social Services and Housing, Gove Inquiry
  • Director, Mediate BC
  • President and Director, BC Mediator Roster Society
  • Public representative, Council and Executive, College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC
  • Chair and Governor, Law Foundation of British Columbia
  • Adjudicator, Independent Assessment Process, Indian Residential Schools
  • Sexual Harassment Adjudicator, BC Government/BCGEU collective agreement
  • Arbitrator BC Government/BCGEU collective agreement
  • Arbitrator, Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau
  • Faculty member, Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management
  • Presenter at various Continuing Legal Education courses

Education and Qualifications

  • BA, Queen’s University
  • MA, Political Science, University of Toronto
  • LL.B., Queen’s University
  • Member Law Society of BC
  • Qualified family law mediator under rules of the Law Society of BC
  • Granted Chartered Mediator, Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Canada Member, BC